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Ireland Sunrises: Photos week 2 #IrelandSunrise


Griangrafadoir  is the Irish word for photographer.

The literal translation is sun light designer.

Sunrise at Ireland's Eye, taken from Baldoyle by Jeremy Skillington

Ireland’s Eye, taken from Baldoyle by Jeremy Skillington

Isn’t that lovely? How fitting, especially for the Ireland Sunrise photos.

Here is the newest selection of the photos. They’re just a few of the many shared on Twitter & Instagram, and each week I’ll do a post with more. Remember, if YOU have a photo of a sunrise in Ireland, you can join in by sharing it with the hashtag #IrelandSunrise. Who knows, it may end up on one of these Irish sunrise blogposts as well as on social media 🙂

If you’d like a daily dose of the sunrise photos, check out the #IrelandSunrise hashtag streams, or @VibrantIreland where I RT the Twitter photos. Thank you!

BIG thank yous to everyone who is sharing- I get lovely responses from folk saying how your photos are brightening their day! Well done, you sunlight designers 😀

Declan Gilmore shares a beautiful dawn in the southeast with us:

Ireland sunrise & house silhouette by @DecGilmore

Ireland sunrise  & silhouette in the SouthEast by @DecGilmore

Dublin City has its own special sunrise beauty, as Gary Reville shows:

Sunrise Dublin Ireland by @rockyreville

Sunrise over the Eircom building, Dublin, Ireland by Gary @rockyreville

 Woolly sheep in the field are toasty even on a frosty morning, from Suzanna Crampton:

A frosty Ireland Sunrise for @zwartableIsE sheep

A frosty Ireland Sunrise for @ZwartablesIE sheep

Johann Doorley captured the sun as it crests the horizon and silhouettes the twisty branches of a wind-weathered Hawthorn tree:

Ireland Sunrise cresting the dark horizon by @caccabus

Sunrise cresting the dark horizon, by @caccabus

Whilst a small boat heads out do see what the day will bring, via Will McGoldrick:

The boat Fearless II heads out at sunrise in Youghal, Cork, Ireland. By Will McGoldrick.

The Fearless II heads out at sunrise in Youghal, Cork. By Will McGoldrick @whipperwills

On the outskirts of Dublin City, the Irish Sea reflects the sunrise, shared by @justaddattude on Instagram:

On the west coast of Ireland, in Sligo, Val Robus gives us the contrast of the vast sunrise sky versus being fenced in:

Also in Sligo, Ken McGuire wakes up to a beautiful Christmas day. Yes, sunrises are a gift. Enjoy!

Keep watching for the Irish sunrises- in person, on social media, and each week on Vibrant Ireland. Why not try a little sun-designing & join in? 🙂 

What time is the sunrise here in Ireland in January? Well, it changes a little each day, but for middle of January sunrise time is around 8.40 am- 8.30 am.

Missed last week’s #IrelandSunrise post? You can read it here!

May you enjoy each day ahead

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