Time to book those holidays! Here's every Bank Holiday in Ireland in 2023 1 month ago

Time to book those holidays! Here's every Bank Holiday in Ireland in 2023

You can start planning your time off for the rest of the year.

Ireland has just had its first Saint Brigid's Day Bank Holiday, a new public holiday, and the country's first February Bank Holiday.

The public holiday day has been permanently added to the calendar and will be observed on the first Monday of February every year.

It has also brought Ireland up to 10 Bank Holiday days each year, an increase on the nine days which had been standard in the country.

Ireland still has some way to go to match other European countries for public holidays, such as Italy (12), Portugal (13), and Denmark (14). Yet, no one is complaining about having an extra day off work.

Here is the full list of Bank Holidays in the Republic of Ireland for the rest of 2023 so you can start planning your time off, with New Year's Day and St Brigid's Day already observed.

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Ireland Bank Holidays in 2023.

  • New Year's Day - Sunday, January 1, (Observed on Monday, January 2).
  • St Brigid's Day - Monday, February 6.
  • St Patrick's Day - Friday, March 17.
  • Easter Monday - Monday, April 10.
  • May Day - Monday, May 1.
  • June Bank Holiday - Monday, June 5.
  • August Bank Holiday - Monday, August 7.
  • October Bank Holiday - Monday, October 30.
  • Christmas Day - Monday, December 25.
  • St Stephen's Day - Tuesday, December 26.

Good Friday falls on Friday, April 7, but it is not a public holiday, so workers have no automatic entitlement to have the day off. However, some schools and businesses do close on that day.

If you live in Northern Ireland, here is the full list of Bank Holidays in 2023.

  • New Year's Day - Sunday, January 1, (Observed on Monday, January 2).
  • St Patrick's Day - Friday, March 17.
  • Easter Monday - Monday, April 10.
  • Early May Bank Holiday - Monday, May 1.
  • Bank Holiday for the coronation of King Charles III - Monday, May 8.
  • Spring Bank Holiday - Monday, May 29.
  • Battle of the Boyne - Wednesday, July 12.
  • Christmas Day - Monday, December 25.
  • Boxing Day - Tuesday, December 26.