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Public Holidays 2017

Today – 29 March 2017 – is not a holiday in Ireland.

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
17 MarFriSt Patrick's Day
17 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayMonMay Day
5 JunMonJune Bank Holiday
7 AugMonAugust Bank Holiday
30 OctMonOctober Bank Holiday
25 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTueSt Stephen's Day

On all public 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.