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Sunset Ireland

Sunrise and sunset in Ireland

Sunrise today: 7:26 h
Sunset today: 19:01 h
(Times for Dublin)

The times for sunrise and sunset in Ireland are significantly influenced by the high location in the northern hemisphere. Relatively high in the north, the days are long in summer (June to September) and short in winter (December to March). With up to about 17 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. In the southern hemisphere it is the other way round. In December, the night in Dublin lasts almost 17 hours and the days start about 4 hours later.

In these days the sun in Dublin rises at 7:26. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 19:01 Uhr in the early evening.


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Average length of day in Dublin

Average length of day in Dublin
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Ireland

Sunset IrelandThe cities are ordered by their geographic position from east to west, so in an approximate direction of the sun course. Since the orbit of the sun is elliptical, sunrise or sunset never happen on a whole longitude at the same time. All data given for October 3rd., localtime in Ireland

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Dún Laoghaire07:26 am07:01 pm11:35 h
Balbriggan07:26 am07:01 pm11:35 h
Swords07:26 am07:01 pm11:35 h
Sandyford07:26 am07:01 pm11:35 h
Dublin07:26 am07:01 pm11:35 h
Drogheda07:27 am07:02 pm11:35 h
Tallaght07:27 am07:02 pm11:35 h
Dundalk07:27 am07:02 pm11:34 h
Loch Garman07:27 am07:03 pm11:36 h
Naas07:28 am07:03 pm11:35 h
Navan07:28 am07:03 pm11:35 h
Carlow07:29 am07:04 pm11:36 h
Waterford07:29 am07:05 pm11:36 h
Kilkenny07:30 am07:06 pm11:36 h
Sligo07:36 am07:10 pm11:34 h
Cork07:34 am07:11 pm11:37 h
Luimneach07:35 am07:11 pm11:36 h
Ennis07:37 am07:13 pm11:36 h
Gaillimh07:37 am07:13 pm11:35 h
Tralee07:40 am07:16 pm11:36 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Dublin)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January08:29 am04:38 pm8:09 h
February07:40 am05:37 pm9:56 h
March06:37 am06:30 pm11:53 h
April06:23 am08:26 pm14:04 h
May05:22 am09:19 pm15:57 h
June04:54 am09:56 pm17:03 h
July05:14 am09:47 pm16:34 h
August06:03 am08:55 pm14:52 h
September06:57 am07:43 pm12:46 h
October07:50 am06:31 pm10:41 h
November07:48 am04:31 pm8:43 h
December08:31 am04:08 pm7:37 h

Where does the sun rise in Ireland?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Ireland is Wicklow in the region of Leinster. There, the sun rises at 7:25 am and sets at 7:01 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Dingle (Munster) at 7:18 pm.


Duration of the sunset

The distance from the equator and the path of the sun determines not only the time of sunrise and sunset. The farther a country is from the equator, the more oblique the sun's path is to the horizon. And this causes a different duration that a sunset takes. Dublin lies on the 53rd degree of northern latitude and is therefore very far away from the equator. While a sunset near the equator only lasts about 20 minutes, in Ireland this period averages 57 minutes. In June, it's about 71 minutes in Dublin, while in December it's 43 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:09 am06:41 pm11:32 h
New York (USA)06:52 am06:38 pm11:46 h
Sydney (Australia)06:28 am07:00 pm12:32 h
Manila (Philippines)05:44 am05:45 pm12:01 h
Moscow (Russia)06:34 am06:02 pm11:28 h
Shanghai (China)05:47 am05:38 pm11:51 h
Helsinki (Finland)07:28 am06:49 pm11:21 h

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