Current time in Ireland


11:33 a.m.
May 21, 2024

Local time in Ireland

The time in Ireland is 1 hour ahead of UTC and 5 hours ahead of Ashburn. The current timezone in Ireland is Irish Standard Time (IST). Ireland is currently observing Standard Time (DST) also known as winter time. Daylight Saving Time in Ireland starts at Oct. 26, 2024.

Details for the time in Ireland

Current time
11:33 a.m.
Time zone Irish Standard Time (IST)
DST: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
IANA time zone Europe/Dublin
Your time difference 5 hours ahead of Ashburn
UTC time difference UTC+1
1 hour ahead of UTC

Ireland Daylight Saving Time (DST)

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

Last DST ended at March 30, 2024
Sets the clock back 1 hour
Next DST starts at Oct. 26, 2024
Sets the clock forward 1 hour
DST is ending at March 29, 2025
Sets the clock back 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.

Time in Ireland