June Bank Holiday in Ireland in 2020

June Bank Holiday in Ireland in 2020
A summer sunset on the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland.
  How long until June Bank Holiday?
This holiday next takes place in 177 days.
  Dates of June Bank Holiday in Ireland
2021 Ireland Mon, Jun 7 Bank Holiday
2020 Ireland Mon, Jun 1 Bank Holiday
2019 Ireland Mon, Jun 3 Bank Holiday
2018 Ireland Mon, Jun 4 Bank Holiday
2017 Ireland Mon, Jun 5 Bank Holiday
  Summary
Known in Gaelic as 'Lá Saoire i mí Mheitheamh', this holiday was first established by the Bank Holidays Act 1871 when Ireland was still part of the United Kingdom
  Local name
Lá Saoire i mí an Mheithimh

When is the June Bank Holiday in Ireland?

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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