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Where to Watch the Sunset in Dublin

While Ireland may not see a huge amount of good weather, we sure do get some incredible sunsets! Dublin is one of the best places to watch mother nature put on her nightly show. With its beautiful landscapes, cityscape and proximity to the sea there are plenty of amazing places to watch the sunset in Dublin. Check out our top five spots here…

Dun Laoghaire Pier

where to watch the sunset in dublin

Located in South County Dublin, Dun Laoghaire is a beautiful seaside town and its pier, in the centre of the town is one of the best places to watch the sunset in Dublin. There are few things more relaxing than strolling down Dun Laoghaire Pier as the boats rest in the dock and the sun sets. On a clear evening, wander down to the lighthouse for the best view of the beautiful sunset.

The River Liffey

sunset on the river liffey in dublin

The Liffey is the river that flows straight down the centre of Dublin City Centre and probably one of the most common places to watch the sunset in Dublin. As the sun fades into the horizon, it reflects beautifully off the River Liffey and the surrounding buildings. Hover around O’Connell Bridge for the best sunset view and prime photo op!


the sun setting at howth harbour dublin, ireland

Howth is a charming fishing town located on the Northside of Dublin, known for its beautiful views and, of course, its famous fish and chips! This lovely town is also the perfect place to watch the sunset in Dublin. Enjoy the views as you walk along the harbour and watch the sun set over Ireland’s Eye and Lambay Island.

Phoenix Park

sun setting in the phpenix park dublin

Dublin’s Phoenix Park is one of the largest enclosed parks in Europe. Home to lovely lush landscapes and herds of beautiful wild deer, the Phoenix Park makes for a great place to watch the sunset in Dublin. There are plenty of places in the park to enjoy the beautiful colours as the sun sets over the park. However, the Papal Cross, one of the highest points in the park, offers one of the best views to watch the sun sink over the foliage and into the horizon.

Guinness Storehouse

the view of the sunsetfrom the Guinness storehouse dublin

No trip to Ireland is complete without a visit the home of the ‘Black Stuff’! The Guinness Storehouse is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland and, to much surprise, also offers one of the best places to watch the sunset in Dublin! The Gravity Bar in the Guinness Storehouse gives visitors a 360 view of the capital from high above the city’s rooftops. Needless to say, these epic views are complimented greatly by the beautiful sunset and, of course, a pint of Guinness!

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