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Now that 2023 is well underway, you might be looking for the next bank holidays in Ireland. Start planning your next long weekend with our guide to the 2023 and 2024 bank holidays in Ireland and Northern Ireland. 

From St. Patrick’s Day and the Battle of the Boyne to Easter and Christmas, we have all the bank holidays in Ireland and Northern Ireland covered.

Read on to discover all the bank holidays in Ireland in 2023 and 2024…


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Bank Holidays in Ireland FAQs
Bank Holidays in Ireland 2023
Bank Holidays in Northern Ireland 2023
Bank Holidays in Ireland 2024
Bank Holidays in Northern Ireland 2024


Bank Holidays in Ireland FAQs

When is the next bank holiday in Ireland?

The next bank holiday in Ireland is the June bank holiday which falls on the 5th June 2023. The next bank holiday in Northern Ireland is the Late May Bank Holiday which falls on the 29th May 2023.

How many bank holidays are there in Ireland?

In Ireland, there are 10 bank holidays and in Northern Ireland, there are also 10 bank holidays, however, in 2023 there are 11.

Why is it called a bank holiday in Ireland?

It is called a bank holiday because these are the dates when banks typically close for business, as they once did for Saint’s Days. Today, bank holidays or public holidays may refer to the commemoration of a special day


Bank Holidays in Ireland 2023

  • New Year’s Day – Monday 2nd January
  • St Brigid’s Day – Monday 6th February
  • St Patrick’s Day – Friday 17th March
  • Easter Monday – Monday 10th April
  • May Day – Monday 1st May
  • June Bank Holiday – Monday 5th June
  • August Bank Holiday – Monday 7th August
  • October Bank Holiday – Monday 30th October
  • Christmas Day – Monday 25th December
  • St Stephen’s Day – Tuesday 26th December

Bank Holidays in Northern Ireland 2023

  • New Year’s Day – Monday 2nd January
  • St Patrick’s Day – Friday 17th March
  • Good Friday – Friday 7th April
  • Easter Monday – Monday 10th April
  • May Day – Monday 1st May
  • Bank Holiday for the coronation of King Charles III – Monday 8th May
  • Spring Bank Holiday – Monday 29th May
  • Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day) – Wednesday 12th July
  • August Bank Holiday – Monday 28th August
  • Christmas Day – Monday 25th December
  • Boxing Day – Tuesday 26th December

 


Bank Holidays in Ireland 2024

  • New Year’s Day – Monday 1st January
  • St Brigid’s Day – Monday 5th February
  • St Patrick’s Day – Monday 18th March – On the 18th as St Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday
  • Easter Monday – Monday 1st April
  • May Day – Monday 6th May
  • June Bank Holiday – Monday 3rd June
  • August Bank Holiday – Monday 5th August
  • October Bank Holiday – Monday 28th October
  • Christmas Day – Wednesday 25th December
  • St Stephen’s Day – Thursday 26th December

 


Bank Holidays in Northern Ireland 2024

  • New Year’s Day – Monday 1st January
  • St Patrick’s Day – Monday 18th March – On the 18th as St Patrick’s day falls on a Sunday
  • Good Friday – Friday 29th March
  • Easter Monday – Monday 1st April
  • May Day – Monday 6th May
  • Spring Bank Holiday – Monday 27th May
  • Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day) – Friday 12th July
  • August Bank Holiday – Monday 26th August
  • Christmas Day – Wednesday 25th December
  • Boxing Day – Thursday 26th December

Celebrate the bank holidays in Ireland with your loved ones at one of these Irish holiday homes. Use our Ireland Travel Guide to make the most of these Irish bank holidays.