Dublin Public Holidays

One of the first things to do when planning a trip to a new destination is to check the country’s public holidays. You’ll learn when the museums and top attractions are closed and what there is to do during its most important festivities.

Public holidays

  • New Years Day: 1 January
  • Saint Patricks Day: 17 March. Saint Patrick is Ireland’s patron saint and this day is celebrated all over the world. The social occasion lasts several days with parades, concerts and traditional dances. 
  • Good Friday: Date varies
  • Easter Monday: First Monday after Easter
  • May Bank Holiday: First Monday of May
  • June Bank Holiday:  First Monday of June
  • August Bank Holiday: First Monday of August  
  • Halloween: Last Monday of October
  • Christmas Day: 25 December
  • St Stephens Day: 26 December. Also known as "Boxing Day" in the United Kingdom. In Ireland it is typical for families to go to the annual horse racing together.