Bank Holidays 2017Today – 26 May 2017 – is not a holiday in Ireland.
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 bank holidays. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|17 Mar||Fri||St Patrick's Day|
|17 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|1 May||Mon||May Day|
|5 Jun||Mon||June Bank Holiday|
|7 Aug||Mon||August Bank Holiday|
|30 Oct||Mon||October Bank Holiday|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
|26 Dec||Tue||St Stephen's Day|
On all bank holidays, 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 bank holiday is always on the first Monday in June.
The holiday in August is selected for convenience, providing a bank holiday where there would otherwise potentially be a four-month interlude.