Bank Holidays in Ireland for 2024

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What are the major bank holidays in Ireland for 2024? We pulled together a quick guide to help you sort through them, and to consider ways your organisation could better track, record and report on holidays. We hope it helps.

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Bank Holidays in Ireland for 2024

The following is an overview of Irish bank holidays for 2024...



New Year's Day

1 January (Sunday)

St Brigid's Day

5 February (Monday)

Saint Patrick's Day

17 March (Sunday)

Easter Monday

11 April (Monday)

May Day

6 May (Monday)

June Bank Holiday

3 June (Monday)

August Bank Holiday

5 August (Monday)

October Bank Holiday

28 October (Monday)

Christmas Day

25 December (Wednesday)

St Stephen's Day

26 December (Thursday)

How many bank holidays happen in Ireland in 2024?

There are 10 confirmed bank holidays for Ireland in 2024. The first will take place on New Year's Day (1 January) and the last will be St. Stephen's Day (26 December).

Is Good Friday a bank holiday in Ireland?

Good Friday is not a bank holiday in Ireland. While schools and some businesses will find themselves closed, there is no automatic entitlement to a day off work on Good Friday. Easter Monday is a bank holiday, though.

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Is there a bank holiday every month in Ireland?

Close, but not quite. There are 10 total bank holidays in Ireland, which falls short of having a bank holiday each month. To be more specific, Ireland does not have a bank holiday in July, September or November.

Is St. Brigid's Day a bank holiday in 2024?

Definitely. St. Brigid's Day was the latest addition to Ireland's bank holiday lineup in 2023. That will continue for the foreseeable future, including in 2024.

When do the 2024 bank holidays happen in Ireland?

The vast majority of Irish bank holidays happen on Monday (six out of the ten total). There's no specific reason why this exactly occurs, but it is worth noting.

What about the bank holidays in Northern Ireland?

Northern Ireland is celebrating eleven bank holidays in 2023. For bank holidays in Northern Ireland, you can read our collected guide to UK bank holidays in 2024.

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