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Sunset Ireland

Sunrise and sunset in Ireland

Sunrise today: 8:19 h
Sunset today: 16:11 h
(Times for Dublin)

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, can take it easy. Late by 8:19 the sun rises in Dublin. The early sunset at 16:11 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average length of daylight in Dublin

Average length of daylight 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 December 5th., localtime in Ireland

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Dún Laoghaire08:18 am04:10 pm7:52 h
Balbriggan08:20 am04:09 pm7:49 h
Swords08:20 am04:10 pm7:50 h
Sandyford08:19 am04:11 pm7:52 h
Dublin08:19 am04:11 pm7:51 h
Drogheda08:21 am04:09 pm7:47 h
Tallaght08:19 am04:11 pm7:52 h
Dundalk08:23 am04:08 pm7:44 h
Loch Garman08:15 am04:16 pm8:01 h
Naas08:20 am04:13 pm7:53 h
Navan08:22 am04:11 pm7:48 h
Carlow08:19 am04:16 pm7:56 h
Waterford08:17 am04:19 pm8:02 h
Kilkenny08:20 am04:18 pm7:58 h
Sligo08:33 am04:14 pm7:42 h
Cork08:21 am04:26 pm8:06 h
Luimneach08:25 am04:23 pm7:58 h
Ennis08:28 am04:24 pm7:56 h
Gaillimh08:30 am04:22 pm7:52 h
Tralee08:28 am04:30 pm8:02 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Dublin)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Januar08:29 am04:39 pm8:10 h
Februar07:40 am05:37 pm9:57 h
März06:36 am06:30 pm11:54 h
April06:22 am08:27 pm14:05 h
Mai05:22 am09:20 pm15:58 h
Juni04:54 am09:57 pm17:03 h
Juli05:14 am09:47 pm16:33 h
August06:03 am08:55 pm14:51 h
September06:57 am07:42 pm12:45 h
Oktober07:50 am06:30 pm10:40 h
November07:48 am04:30 pm8:42 h
Dezember08:31 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 8:16 am and sets at 4:12 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Dingle (Munster) at 4:33 pm.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:58 am03:56 pm7:58 h
New York (USA)07:02 am04:30 pm9:28 h
Sydney (Australia)05:35 am07:55 pm14:20 h
Manila (Philippines)06:06 am05:26 pm11:21 h
Moscow (Russia)08:38 am04:01 pm7:23 h
Shanghai (China)06:36 am04:52 pm10:16 h
Helsinki (Finland)09:01 am03:20 pm6:19 h