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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C
before sunrise

From dusk till dawn: Your stunning sunset & sunrise pictures

The country witnessed some spectacular red skies last night and this morning. Good news for photographers, if a little confusing for shepherds…

(Sunset at the Sugarloaf and Little Sugarloaf in Wicklow, from James Griffin)

SO, IT SEEMS the changeable weather we’ve been experiencing does have some advantages: there were stunning sunset scenes over much of the country last evening.

Many readers felt compelled to capture the views and share them with us last night. But as most of the initial images were from Dublin, we put the call out to see what it was like in the rest of the country…

As usual, you didn’t disappoint – we were inundated with photos from the length and breadth of Ireland…

Sunset over Firhouse in south Dublin, from Carly Baily

The scene over Meath last night. Frank Milling sent this one in.

Under a blood red sky in Finglas last night. From Aidin McGuill

Fairview, Dublin 3 last evening. Thanks, Rachel McGeehan!

This one’s from Neil Jackman in Kildare, who writes: “I saw how lovely the sky was I took a spin out to the Round Tower at Taghadoe near Maynooth in County Kildare. The tower dates to around the 9th – 10th Centuries but the unusual church is from 1831.”

Sunset at Shannonbridge in Offaly, taken by Marianne Kelly

And from the morning after…

Early riser Daithí Mac an Bhaird sent this one in from Nás na Ríogh in Kildare.

Finally, a hopeful-looking scene from Kildare Street. Paul Carroll snapped this one outside Leinster House at 5.44am

Thanks to all.

According to Met Éireann we’re in for some interesting weather over the next 48 hours, so keep your great photos coming in to

In pics: The sunset in Dublin was something special tonight

Read: 9 signs you are struggling to cope with this weather

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