Ireland Bank Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • Ireland or the Republic of Ireland, is a sovereign state in north-western Europe occupying about five-sixths of the island of Ireland
  • Religious freedom is constitutionally provided for in Ireland while Christianity is the predominant religion
  • The Constitution describes Irish as the “national language”, but English is the dominant language
  • Public holidays in Ireland sometimes also referred to as bank holidays, most business and schools are closed.
  • Public transport will still operate during bank holidays, but usually with reduced schedules

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DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Lá Bliana Nua) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
2 JanMonNew Year's Day Holiday (Banks are closed)
17 MarFriSt. Patricks Day (Lá Fhéile Pádraig) - National day. First became an official public holiday in Ireland in 1903
26 MarSunMother's Day - Celebration honoring the mother of the family. Not a Public Holdiay
14 AprFriGood Friday - Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Banks are closed. Some schools and businesses may close
17 AprMonEaster Monday (Luan Cásca) - Monday after Easter Sunday. Commemoration of the Easter Rising
1 MayMonMay Bank Holiday (1st Monday in May)
5 JunMonJune Bank Holiday (1st Monday in June)
18 JunSunFather's Day - Is a celebration honoring fathers. 3rd Sunday in June. Not a Public Holiday
7 AugMonAugust Bank Holiday (1st Monday in August)
30 OctMonOctober Holiday (Lá Saoire i mí Dheireadh Fómhair) - Halloween. The last Monday in October. First observed in 1977
25 DecMonChristmas Day (Lá Nollag) - Celebrate the birth of Christ
26 DecTueSt. Stephens Day (Lá Fhéile Stiofáin or Lá an Dreoilín) - The day after Christmas celebrating the feast day of Saint Stephen
27 DecWedBank Holiday (Banks are closed. Not a Public Holiday)

DateDayHoliday
1 JanWedNew Year's Day
17 MarMonSt. Patricks Day
18 AprFriGood Friday
21 AprMonEaster Monday
5 MayMonMay Bank Holiday
2 JunMonJune Bank Holiday
4 AugMonAugust Bank Holiday
27 OctMonOctober Holiday (Halloween)
25 DecThursChristmas Day
26 DecFriSt. Stephens Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
17 MarTueSt. Patricks Day
3 AprFriGood Friday
6 AprMonEaster Monday
4 MayMonMay Bank Holiday
1 JunMonJune Bank Holiday
3 AugMonAugust Bank Holiday
26 OctMonOctober Holiday (Halloween)
25 DecFriChristmas Day
26 DecSatSt. Stephens Day
28 DecMonSt. Stephens Days (in lieu)

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
17 MarThursSt. Patricks Day
25 MarFriGood Friday
28 MarMonEaster Monday
2 MayMonMay Bank Holiday
6 JunMonJune Bank Holiday
1 AugMonAugust Bank Holiday
31 OctMonOctober Holiday (Halloween)
25 DecSunChristmas Day
26 DecMonSt. Stephens Day
27 DecTueSt. Stephens Days (in lieu)

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
11 MarSunMother's Day (Not a Public Holdiay)
19 MarMonSt. Patricks Day
30 MarFriGood Friday (Banks are closed. Some schools and businesses may close)
2 AprMonEaster Monday (Monday after Easter Sunday)
7 MayMonMay Bank Holiday (1st Monday in May)
4 JunMonJune Bank Holiday (1st Monday in June)
17 JunSunFather's Day (3rd Sunday in June. Not a Public Holiday)
6 AugMonAugust Bank Holiday (1st Monday in August)
29 OctMonOctober Holiday (Halloween. Last Monday in October)
25 DecTueChristmas Day
26 DecWedSt. Stephens Day
27 DecThursBanks Holiday (Banks are closed. Not a Public Holiday)

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