Sunrise and sunset in Ireland

The times of sunrise and sunset in Ireland are significantly influenced by the country's very northern position in the hemisphere. Relatively high in the north the days in summer are long and short in winter. With up to approximately 17 hours the longest days happen in Juni. On the other hand, the longest and darkest nights are in winter (in the southern hemisphere it is the other way around). In Dezember a night in Dublin lasts almost 17 hours.

Who wants to look at the sunrise in these days, has to wake up early. Sunrise in Dublin starts already at 5:10 in the morning. The sunset on the other hand is currently late at 21:33 in the evening.


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Average lentgh of daylight in Dublin

Average lentgh of daylight in Dublin

Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Ireland

The cities are ordered by their geographic position from west to east, 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 May 23rd., localtime in Ireland

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Tralee05:29 am09:41 pm16:12 hours
Gaillimh05:21 am09:44 pm16:22 hours
Ennis05:23 am09:41 pm16:18 hours
Luimneach05:23 am09:39 pm16:16 hours
Cork05:26 am09:34 pm16:08 hours
Sligo05:14 am09:47 pm16:33 hours
Kilkenny05:17 am09:33 pm16:16 hours
Waterford05:19 am09:31 pm16:12 hours
Carlow05:15 am09:33 pm16:18 hours
Navan05:10 am09:36 pm16:26 hours
Naas05:12 am09:34 pm16:21 hours
Loch Garman05:16 am09:28 pm16:12 hours
Dundalk05:07 am09:37 pm16:30 hours
Tallaght05:11 am09:33 pm16:22 hours
Drogheda05:08 am09:35 pm16:27 hours
Dublin05:10 am09:33 pm16:23 hours
Sandyford05:10 am09:32 pm16:22 hours
Swords05:09 am09:33 pm16:24 hours
Balbriggan05:08 am09:34 pm16:26 hours
Dún Laoghaire05:10 am09:32 pm16:22 hours


International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)04:56 am09:10 pm16:14 hours
New York (USA)05:30 am08:15 pm14:46 hours
Auckland (New Zealand)07:17 am05:17 pm10:00 hours
Manila (Philippines)05:25 am06:20 pm12:55 hours
Moscow (Russia)04:01 am08:51 pm16:50 hours
Shanghai (China)04:52 am06:49 pm13:58 hours
Helsinki (Finland)04:19 am10:14 pm17:55 hours