Public Holidays

Public holidays in Ireland

The Irish have relatively few public holidays. Although the Irish population is predominantly Catholic, Whitsun and Easter holidays, such as Ascension Day or Corpus Christi are not on the calendar. Even Good Friday is not a public holiday. Banks and public authorities are usually closed here.

In the 80s and 90s, the three holidays in May, June and August were added in order to achieve a European average.

If a public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the day off is moved. In some other countries, it is automatically scheduled for the following Monday. In Ireland, this alternative day is up to the employer, who can set the date themself.

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Non-floating holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

Jan. 1stNew Year's Day
March 17thNational holiday
July 12thBattle of Boyne Memorial Day (Northern Ireland only)
Dec. 24thChristmas Eve
Dec. 25thChristmas Day
Dec. 26thBoxing Day
Dec. 27thChristmas Bank Holiday
Dec. 31stNew Year's Eve

Moving Holidays in Ireland

Mother's DayMarch 19thMarch 10thMarch 30thMarch 15thMarch 7th
Good FridayApril 7thMarch 29thApril 18thApril 3rdMarch 26th
Easter SundayApril 9thMarch 31stApril 20thApril 5thMarch 28th
Easter MondayApril 10thApril 1stApril 21stApril 6thMarch 29th
Labor DayMay 1stMay 6thMay 5thMay 4thMay 3rd
Whit SundayMay 28thMay 19thJune 8thMay 24thMay 16th
Whit MondayMay 29thMay 20thJune 9thMay 25thMay 17th
June HolidayJune 5thJune 3rdJune 2ndJune 1stJune 7th
Father's DayJune 18thJune 16thJune 15thJune 21stJune 20th
Summer holidayAug. 7thAug. 5thAug. 4thAug. 3rdAug. 2nd
Bank holidayOct. 30thOct. 28thOct. 27thOct. 26thOct. 25th

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