Bank Holidays in Ireland 2022

There are currently 9 bank holidays in Ireland – but an extra one-off bank holiday will be added in 2022 and a new permanent bank holiday is proposed from 2023 onwards.

  • There was an extra public holiday in 2022 on March 18th. This was to recognise the contributions made by key workers during Covid-19.
  • There is going to be a new permanent public/bank holiday for St Brigid’s Day (February 1st) which will come into effect in 2023.

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

The next bank holiday in Ireland which is also a public holiday will be Monday October 31st 1st 2022

Bank Holidays in Ireland 2022

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

Bank Holiday DatesNotes
Saturday, January 1st 2022 New Years Day
Monday, January 3rd 2022
(Banks closed – not a Public Holiday)
Thursday, March 17th 2022 – St Patrick’s Day
Friday, March 18th 2022 (Covid commemoration)
Monday, April 18th 2022 – Easter Monday
Monday 2nd May 2022 – May Bank Holiday
Monday, June 6th 2022 – June Bank Holiday
Monday 1st August 2022 ( August Bank Holiday)
Monday 31st October 2022
Sunday 25th December 2022 – Christmas Day
Monday 26th December 2022- St Stephen’s Day

Public Holidays – Workers rights:

When a public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, some people assume that the following Monday is treated as a public holiday.   But this is not the case. 

Free Business Accounts

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

UK Bank Holiday Dates

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