Public and Bank Holidays in Ireland in 2018

Ireland Upcoming Public Holidays in Ireland

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2018 This National holiday is in 11 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took pl...

St. Stephen's Day
St. Stephen's Day

26 December 2018 This National holiday is in 12 days. The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was...

New Year's Day
New Year's Day

1 January 2019 This National holiday is in 18 days. New Years Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar,...

Ireland List of Public and Bank Holidays of Ireland in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 New Year's Day
Sunday March 11 Mothering Sunday Not a National Holiday
Monday March 19 St. Patrick's Day Holiday March 17 or following Monday
Friday March 30 Good Friday Not a public holiday. Banks are closed. Some schools and businesses may close
Monday April 02 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Monday May 07 May Bank Holiday first Monday in May
Monday June 04 June Bank Holiday first Monday in June
Sunday June 17 Father's Day third Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Monday August 06 August Bank Holiday first Monday in August
Monday October 29 October Bank Holiday last Monday in October
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday December 26 St. Stephen's Day
Thursday December 27 Bank Holiday Not a public holiday. Banks closed


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 or an extra day's pay.

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