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Ireland Public Holidays

Discover upcoming public holiday dates for Ireland and start planning to make the most of your time off.

On all public holidays listed above, banks, schools and most businesses are closed and public transport is usually on a less-frequent timetable, although more and more shops are opening on public holidays now.

The June holiday is a replacement for what previously was known as the Whit Monday holiday, the day after the Christian celebration of Pentecost. Although the date of Whit Monday varies depending on the fall of Easter each year, the current public holiday is always on the first Monday in June.

The holiday in August is selected for convenience, providing a public holiday where there would otherwise potentially be a four-month interlude.

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