If you planning a trip to Ireland, don't forget to think about the dates of the Irish public or bank holidays.
As a predominantly Catholic country, most shops and services in Irish towns and cities will tend to run a Sunday type service on bank holidays.
Most government institutions will be closed.
for the full list of national holidays in Ireland.
Irish Public Bank Holidays
Sunday 1 January - New Years Day
Saturday 17 March - St Patricks Day
Monday 9 April - Easter Monday
Monday 7 May - Labour Day - Early May Bank Holiday
Monday 4 June - June Bank Holiday
Monday 6 August - August Bank Holiday
Monday 29 October - October Bank Holiday
Tuesday 25 December - Christmas Day
Wednesday 26 December - St Stephen's Day
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Tuesday 1st January - New Years Day
Sunday 17th March - St Patricks Day
Monday 1st April - Easter Monday
Monday 6th May - Labour Day - Early May Bank Holiday
Monday 3rd June - June Bank Holiday
Monday 5th August - August Bank Holiday
Monday 28th October - October Bank Holiday
Wednesday 25th December - Christmas Day
Thursday 26th December - St Stephen's Day - Boxing Day
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To view public bank holidays for other countries & locations in the world, try our Worldwide Public Holidays section