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The full list of bank holidays in Ireland 2022

Whether you’re dying for an extra lie-in or trying to tactically plan a weekend away, the bank holidays are always a welcome gift every time they roll around and now, it has been confirmed that we’re set to get an extra date – March 18th.

Giving us a four-day Paddy’s weekend, the government confirmed the public holiday to commemorate those who worked and those who passed away over the past two years.

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar said the day will “recognise and say thank you to volunteers, the Irish people, and to all workers who helped in the fight against COVID-19.”

Following on from the new public holiday of March 18th this year, the cabinet also agreed that from 2023, a public holiday in February will occur to mark Imbolc or St Brigid’s Day.

This bank holiday will take place on the first Monday every February, unless St Bridgid’s Day falls on a Friday, then of which it will take place on the Friday.

You can find the full list below.

St Patrick’s Day – Thursday March 17th / March 18th

Easter Monday – Monday April 18th / Good Friday April 15th

May Bank Holiday – Monday May 2nd

June Bank Holiday – Monday June 6th

August Bank Holiday – Monday August 1st

October Bank Holiday – Monday October 31st

Christmas Day – Sunday December 25th

Written by Denise Curtin 

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