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 – 2023||Notes|
|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
- A paid day off within a month of the public holiday
- An additional day of annual leave
- An additional day’s pay