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Bank Holidays in Ireland

Ireland National holidays in Ireland

Ireland

The Republic of Ireland observes several of its public holidays on a Monday-ised basis. This page explains the background to the June and August dates.

May Bank Holiday

This holiday is celebrated on the first Monday in May. More details on the May Bank Holiday.

June Bank Holiday

Known in Gaelic as 'Lá Saoire i mí Mheitheamh', this holiday this holiday is celebrated on the first Monday in June. More details on the June Bank Holiday.

August Bank Holiday

'Lá Saoire i mí Lúnasa'. The bank holiday on the first Monday in August dates back to the United Kingdom Bank Holidays Act of 1871 which established the first Bank holidays in Ireland. More details on the August Bank Holiday.

October Bank Holiday

This holiday is celebrated on the last Monday in October and is more generally known as the Halloween holiday.


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