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Public Holidays

Public holidays in Ireland 2021-2025

The Irish have relatively few public holidays. Although the Irish population is predominantly Catholic, Whitsun or 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 3 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, the following Monday is automatically scheduled for this. In Ireland, This alternative day is up to the employer, who can set the date himself.


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Non-movable holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

dateholidayLocal name
Jan, 1stNew Year's DayNew Year's Day
Mar, 17thNational holidaySt. Patrick’s Day
Jul, 12thBattle of Boyne Memorial Day (Northern Ireland only)
Dec, 24thChristmas Eve
Dec, 25thChristmas DayChristmas Day
Dec, 26thBoxing DaySt. Stephen's Day
Dec, 27thChristmas Bank HolidayChristmas Bank Holiday
Dec, 31stNew Year's Eve



Moving Holidays in Ireland

holidayLocal name20212022202320242025
Mother's DayMother's DayMar, 14thMar, 27thMar, 19thMar, 10thMar, 30th
Good FridayGood FridayApr, 2ndApr, 15thApr, 7thMar, 29thApr, 18th
Easter SundayEaster SundayApr, 4thApr, 17thApr, 9thMar, 31stApr, 20th
Easter MondayEaster MondayApr, 5thApr, 18thApr, 10thApr, 1stApr, 21st
Labor DayMay DayMay, 3rdMay, 2ndMay, 1stMay, 6thMay, 5th
Whit SundayMay, 23rdJun, 5thMay, 28thMay, 19thJun, 8th
Whit MondayMay, 24thJun, 6thMay, 29thMay, 20thJun, 9th
June HolidayJune DayJun, 7thJun, 6thJun, 5thJun, 3rdJun, 2nd
Father's DayFather's DayJun, 20thJun, 19thJun, 18thJun, 16thJun, 15th
Summer holidayAugust DayAug, 2ndAug, 1stAug, 7thAug, 5thAug, 4th
Bank holidayOctober Bank HolidayOct, 25thOct, 31stOct, 30thOct, 28thOct, 27th

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