This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Ireland. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

February 14 Thursday St. Valentine's Day Observance

Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.

March 17 Sunday St. Patrick's Day Public holiday

Saint Patrick's Day is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

March 18 Monday St. Patrick's Day Holiday Public holiday

When the St. Patrick's Day falls on a weekend, an additional day-off will be on Monday after the weekend.

April 19 Friday Good Friday Observance

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

April 22 Monday Easter Monday Public holiday

Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is a holiday in many countries.

May 6 Monday May Day Public holiday

May Day has been celebrated in Ireland since pagan times as the feast of Beltane. This holiday has no official title in Ireland, it is called the first Monday in May.

June 3 Monday June Bank Holiday Public holiday

Public holiday in the Republic of Ireland on the first Monday of June.

August 5 Monday August Bank Holiday Public holiday

Public holiday in the Republic of Ireland on the first Monday of August.

October 28 Monday October Bank Holiday Public holiday

Observed on the last Monday of October

December 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve Observance

Christian holiday, day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 26 Thursday St Stephen's Day Public holiday

The Feast of Saint Stephen, is a Christian saint's day to commemorate Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr or protomartyr

December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

The final day of the Gregorian year

Holidays in Ireland in 2019

This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Ireland. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

February 14 Thursday St. Valentine's Day Observance

Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.

March 17 Sunday St. Patrick's Day Public holiday

Saint Patrick's Day is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

March 18 Monday St. Patrick's Day Holiday Public holiday

When the St. Patrick's Day falls on a weekend, an additional day-off will be on Monday after the weekend.

April 19 Friday Good Friday Observance

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

April 22 Monday Easter Monday Public holiday

Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is a holiday in many countries.

May 6 Monday May Day Public holiday

May Day has been celebrated in Ireland since pagan times as the feast of Beltane. This holiday has no official title in Ireland, it is called the first Monday in May.

June 3 Monday June Bank Holiday Public holiday

Public holiday in the Republic of Ireland on the first Monday of June.

August 5 Monday August Bank Holiday Public holiday

Public holiday in the Republic of Ireland on the first Monday of August.

October 28 Monday October Bank Holiday Public holiday

Observed on the last Monday of October

December 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve Observance

Christian holiday, day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 26 Thursday St Stephen's Day Public holiday

The Feast of Saint Stephen, is a Christian saint's day to commemorate Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr or protomartyr

December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

The final day of the Gregorian year

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