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Public Holidays in Ireland

Date Holiday
1st January

17th March

Movable feast

First Monday in May, June, August

Last Monday in October

25th December

26th December

New Year’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

Easter Monday

Christmas Day

St Stephen’s Day

Easter Monday is the only public holiday that can vary significantly from year to year. Because the Church calendar follows the moon, Easter Day can be on any Sunday from March 22nd to April 25th. Easter is be held on the first Sunday after the first full moon occurring on or after the vernal equinox.