Current time in Ireland


9:23 p.m.
Sept. 19, 2021

Local time in Ireland

The time in Ireland is 1 hour ahead of UTC and 5 hours ahead of Ashburn. There is no daylightsaving in effect at the moment.

Details for the time in Ireland

Current time
9:23 p.m.
Timezone Irish Standard Time (IST)
Olson timezone name Europe/Dublin
Time difference 5 hours ahead of Ashburn
  1 hour ahead of UTC

Ireland Daylight Saving time (DST)

Ireland uses Daylight Savings time. In the table below you can find out when DST begins and when DST ends in Ireland.

DST Started 2020 Oct. 25, 2020
Forward 1 hour
DST Ends 2022 March 27, 2022
Backward 1 hour
Next DST Start 2021 Oct. 31, 2021
Forward 1 hour


Ireland uses Irish Standard Time IST and Greenwich Mean Time GMT. IST is UTC +0100 and GMT is UTC +0000. GMT is used during the winter, Irish Standard Time is Irish Summer Time. Ireland’s latitude and longitude is 53° 00’N and 8° 00’W. This far north the use of daylight savings time is not surprising. Geographical Irelands time zone should be UTC +0030, just between GMT and IST.

Important cities in Ireland

The current time in some important cities in Ireland is shown below.