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June Bank Holiday

Ireland National holiday in Ireland

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Dates of June Bank Holiday in Ireland
Year Weekday Date
2018 Monday June 4th
2017 Monday June 5th
2016 Monday June 6th
2015 Monday June 1st
2014 Monday June 2nd

This national holiday is celebrated on the first Monday in June and first became a holiday in 1974.

In Gaelic it is known as 'Lá Saoire i mí Mheitheamh',

This holiday is derived from the Whit Monday or Pentecost Monday holiday which was first established as a public holiday in Ireland by the Bank Holidays Act 1871, when Ireland was still part of the United Kingdom.

This legislation was changed in 1973 when the Holidays (Employees) Act moved and renamed the holiday to the First Monday in June in 1974.

In the UK, a similar change was made, but the last Monday in May was chosen instead.

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