Bank Holidays in Ireland 2024

A Bank Holiday is a day on which the banks are closed. BUT – not all bank holidays are Public Holidays.

There were nine public holidays in Ireland in 2022 – but since February 2023 there are now 10 public holidays a year , as a new permanent February public holiday was introduced for St Brigid’s Day .

This new public/bank holiday will always be on the first Monday in February, unless the 1st of February is a Friday – then it will be on that date .

When is The Next Bank Holiday in Ireland?

The next public holiday in Ireland will be Monday June 3rd 2024

Holidays in Ireland 2024

Unless stated otherwise – all the dates below are both Public and Bank Holidays in Ireland

Public/Bank Holiday Dates 2024Notes
Monday January 1st 2024
Monday 5th Feb 2024
St Brigid’s Day
Sunday 17th March 2024 (Public Holiday)
St Patrick’s Day
Monday 18th March 2024 (Bank Holiday Only)
Monday April 1st 2024 (Easter Monday)
Monday 6th May 2024
Monday June 3rd 2024
Monday August 5th 2024
Monday 28th October 2024
Wednesday 25th Dec 2024 (Christmas Day)
Thursday 26th Dec 2024

The 12th of July is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland – but it is not a holiday in the Republic of Ireland.

Public Holidays And Worker’s Rights:

Some assume that the following Monday is treated as a public holiday when a public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday.   This did happen in the past – but it is no longer the case. 
Monday March 18th 2024 was NOT a public holiday . (However, the banks were closed !)

If a public holiday falls on a weekend, workers do not have any automatic legal entitlement to have the next working day off work.  When this happens – some employers might treat the following Monday as a public holiday but your employer can require you to attend work on that day.

If a public holiday falls on a day that is not a normal working day for a business (for example, on Saturday or Sunday), employees are still entitled to the benefit for that public holiday.
When this happens you are entitled to one of the following

  • A paid day off within a month of the public holiday
  • An additional day of annual leave
  • An additional day’s pay

More details about Public Holiday Pay in Ireland Here

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