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.
New Year’s Day: 1 January
Saint Patrick’s 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 Stephen’s 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.