Bank Holidays in Ireland 2023

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

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


This new public and bank holiday will be on the first Monday in February, or the 1st of February if that date falls on a Friday . In 2023 it was Monday 6th Feb.


When is The Next Bank Holiday in Ireland?

The next bank holiday in Ireland which is also a public holiday will be Friday 17th March 2023.


Bank Holidays in Ireland 2023

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


Bank Holiday Dates 2023Notes
Sunday 1st January 2023
Monday, January 2nd 2023
(Not a Public Holiday)
Monday 6th Feb 2023
(St Brigid’s Day)
Friday 17th March 2023
St Patrick’s Day
Monday, April 10th 2023 Easter Monday
Monday 1st May 2023 –
May Day
Monday, June 5th 2023
Monday August 7th 2023
Monday October 30th 2023
Monday December 25th 2023
Tuesday December 26th 2023

Public Holidays – Workers rights:

Some people assume that the following Monday is treated as a public holiday when a public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday.   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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