Is Good Friday a Public Holiday in Ireland?

Good Friday is not a Public Holiday. It is a Bank Holiday and can be counted as annual leave if an employee does not work it. (The phrase ‘Bank Holiday’ has no legal meaning) Bank holidays are when banks and schools close for the day.

There are nine Public Holidays in Ireland:

  1. New Years Day 1st January
  2. St. Patrick’s Day – 17th March
  3. Easter Monday
  4. First Monday in May
  5. First Monday in June
  6. First Monday in August
  7. Last Monday in October
  8. Christmas Day – 25th December
  9. St Stephens Day – 26th December


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