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Public Holidays

Find out when Ireland's businesses may be closed or have limited opening hours

Businesses and banks in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are closed on these holidays:

Republic of Ireland

  2021 2022 2023
New Year's Day January 1 January 1 January 1
St Patrick's Day March 17 March 17 March 17
Good Friday April 2 April 15 April 7
Easter April 4 April 17 April 9
Easter Monday April 5 April 18 April 10
May Day May 3 May 2 May 1
June Bank Holiday June 7 June 6 June 5
August Bank Holiday August 2 August 1 August 7
October Bank Holiday  October 25 October 31 October 30
Christmas Day December 25 December 25 December 25
St Stephen's Day December 26 December 26 December 26

Come celebrate or take advantage of the holidays with an Ireland self-drive tour.

Or book a culture and history tour to immerse yourself in the local traditions and landscape.

Northern Ireland

  2021 2022 2023
New Year's Day January 1 January 1 January 1
St Patrick's Day March 17 March 17 March 17
Good Friday April 2 April 15 April 7
Easter April 4 April 17 April 9
Easter Monday April 5 April 18 April 10
Early May Bank Holiday  May 3 May 2 May 1
Spring Bank Holiday May 31 May 30 May 29
Battle of the Boyne July 12 July 12 July 12
Summer Bank Holiday August 30 August 29 August 28
Christmas Day December 25 December 25 December 25
Boxing Day December 26 December 26 December 26

*If a bank holiday falls on a weekend, a substitute weekday becomes the bank holiday, normally the following Monday.

Contact our travel consultants if you want to know more about travelling in Ireland.

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