Solstice Sunset from the West of Ireland

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Reflections on sand of sunset from Winter Solstice 2019 West of Ireland Reflections on sand of sunset from Winter Solstice 2019 West of Ireland

The sun sets on another day, another solar year passes, the days get longer from now on - Ireland and the northern hemisphere pass the the winter solstice.

In Ireland the winter solstice has long been an important point of the year, Ireland's most famous monument at Newgrange is aligned with sunrise on the winter solstice (December 21/22) - read more here.

Reflected in the western beach Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way greets the colourful sunset, beaming from sheeny sands.

As is often the case, rain held off until the colourful part of the evening was finished.

Choice of where to photograph for the evening was important, and correct; based on forecasts and local conditions.

Join Panoramic Ireland's photography workshops for sunset, sunrise or otherwise any day of the year. 

The contact page is useful for that, ask questions or say hello.

Darren McLoughlin

Irishman and International travel photographer in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times / Echtra Echtra and Eonmusic

Cancer survivor.

Ask me about travel in Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

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