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Ireland Bank Holidays

Today – 22 May 2018 – is not a holiday in Ireland.

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

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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.