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Public Holidays

Public holidays in Ireland 2022-2026

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 name20222023202420252026
Mother's DayMother's DayMar, 27thMar, 19thMar, 10thMar, 30thMar, 15th
Good FridayGood FridayApr, 15thApr, 7thMar, 29thApr, 18thApr, 3rd
Easter SundayEaster SundayApr, 17thApr, 9thMar, 31stApr, 20thApr, 5th
Easter MondayEaster MondayApr, 18thApr, 10thApr, 1stApr, 21stApr, 6th
Labor DayMay DayMay, 2ndMay, 1stMay, 6thMay, 5thMay, 4th
Whit SundayJun, 5thMay, 28thMay, 19thJun, 8thMay, 24th
Whit MondayJun, 6thMay, 29thMay, 20thJun, 9thMay, 25th
June HolidayJune DayJun, 6thJun, 5thJun, 3rdJun, 2ndJun, 1st
Father's DayFather's DayJun, 19thJun, 18thJun, 16thJun, 15thJun, 21st
Summer holidayAugust DayAug, 1stAug, 7thAug, 5thAug, 4thAug, 3rd
Bank holidayOctober Bank HolidayOct, 31stOct, 30thOct, 28thOct, 27thOct, 26th

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