Average Amount of Sunshine a Year in Ireland

The tables below give yearly averages for the amount of sunny weather at cities and other places throughout Ireland.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the country: Ulster, Munster, Leinster and Connacht. Ulster province includes the counties that border Northern Ireland. Munster province covers the southern part of Ireland. Leinster province is in the east, while Connacht (or Connaught) is in the west.

Each location has the total number of days with some sun and the total hours of sunshine a year. The annual averages are based on weather data collected during 1981 to 2010.


Total annual sunshine
Place Hours Days
Clones 1205 291
Malin Head 1278 300


Average amount of sunshine yearly
Place Hours Days
Cork 1424 298
Roches Point 1460 316
Shannon 1278 305
Valentia 1278 293


Annual average sun
Place Hours Days
Birr 1168 298
Clondalkin 1351 313
Dublin 1424 310
Kilkenny 1314 304
Mullingar 1314 303
Wexford 1570 304


Number of sunny hours and days a year on average
Place Hours Days
Belmullet 1278 300
Claremorris 1059 304

Met Eireann. The Irish Meteorological Service Online. Climate. 30 Year Averages.

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