Public Holidays in Ireland in 2016

Ireland Upcoming Holidays in Ireland

St Stephens Day
St Stephens Day

26 December 2016 This National holiday is in 19 days. The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was...

Christmas Day (in lieu)
Christmas Day (in lieu)

27 December 2016 This National holiday is in 20 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality)...

New Years Holiday
New Years Holiday

2 January 2017 This National holiday is in 26 days. New Years Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar,...

Ireland List of national public holidays of Ireland in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Sunday March 06 Mar 6 Mother's Day Not a National Holiday
Thursday March 17 Mar 17 St Patricks Day
Friday March 25 Mar 25 Good Friday Banks are closed. Some schools and businesses may close
Monday March 28 Mar 28 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Monday May 02 May 2 May Bank Holiday first Monday in May
Monday June 06 Jun 6 June Bank Holiday first Monday in June
Sunday June 19 Jun 19 Father's Day third Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Monday August 01 Aug 1 August Bank Holiday first Monday in August
Monday October 31 Oct 31 October Holiday (Halloween) last Monday in October
Sunday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day
Monday December 26 Dec 26 St Stephens Day
Tuesday December 27 Dec 27 Christmas Day (in lieu) Next working day after December 25
Wednesday December 28 Dec 28 Bank Holiday Banks closed. Not a public holiday


National Holiday Not a Public Holiday Bank Holiday


  • Where a fixed date public holiday falls on a weekend, there is no legal entitlement to for the next working day to be a holiday. If this happens a worker is entitled to either: A paid day off in the same month as the public holiday; An extra day of annual leave; An extra day's pay or the nearest church holiday to the public holiday as a day off.

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