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 6th)


The next bank holiday in Ireland which is also a public holiday will be Sunday , December 25th 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 (Halloween)
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 2023 – 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

Free Business Accounts
  • 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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