Bank Holidays in Ireland 2022 -2023

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

There are currently 9 bank holidays in Ireland – but from 2023 onwards there will be 10 as a new permanent bank holiday is introduced for St Brigid’s Day (February 1st)


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


Bank Holidays in Ireland 2022 and 2023

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


Bank Holiday Dates 2022 – 2023Notes
Monday, June 6th 2022 – June Bank Holiday
Monday 1st August 2022 ( August Bank Holiday)
Monday 31st October 2022 (Haloween)
Sunday 25th December 2022 – Christmas Day
Monday 26th December 2022- St Stephen’s Day
Monday January 2nd 2023 –
Monday 6th Feb 2023 (St Brigids Day)
Friday 17th March – St Patrick’s Day
Monday April 10th 2023 – Easter Monday
Monday 1st May 2023 – May Day
Monday June 5th 2023

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. 

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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