Bank Opening Hours Christmas 2020

When are the Banks Closed at Christmas This Year ?

People make fewer visits to banks these days – because of online banking, banking apps and ATMs there is less need to go into a bank. Covid also means less people are going to bank branches .
There are also less bank branches open than there were a few years ago.

But –  for those of you who might need to get to a bank or Post Office in Ireland around Christmas 2020 and New Year 2021- here are the bank opening and closing times and days.
(Applies to Ulster, BOI, PTSB, AIB , EBS)

  • Banks in Ireland will close at lunchtime on Thursday 24th December (Christmas Eve) The banks will remain closed until Wednesday, December 30th .

  • Post Offices will close at 1pm on Dec 24th and will not reopen until Wednesday 30th December.

  • Post Offices and Banks will also be closed on 1st January 2020 .
  • Credit Unions will all have slightly different opening times. We have checked a few – and some of them will be closed on 24th December and also on 30th December as well as the dates given above for the banks. Check with your own branch for confirmation of opening times.

Note: Some credits due into bank accounts from other Banks between the 25th December and 28th December may not be credited to your account until the 30th December 2020.

List of Bank Holidays in Ireland


Christmas Welfare Payments