Irish public holidays 2021

Please find listed below a schedule of paid public holidays in the Republic of Ireland for the calendar year 2021 which you may wish to note for planning purposes:

  Day 
 Date
 Public holidays
  Friday 
 1 January
 New Year's Day
  Wednesday 
 17 March
 St Patrick's Day
  Monday 
 5 April
 Easter Monday
  Monday 
 3 May
 First Monday in May
  Monday 
 7 June
 First Monday in June
  Monday 
 2 August
 First Monday in August
  Monday 
 25 October
 Last Monday in October   
  Saturday 
 25 December    
 Christmas Day
  Sunday 
 26 December
 St Stephen's Day

Note: as 25 December 2021 and 26 December 2021 both fall on a weekend, employees will be entitled to one of the following:
(a) a paid day off within a month of the public holiday;
(b) an additional day of annual leave; or
(c) an additional days pay.

Good Friday (2 April 2021) in not a public holiday although some schools and businesses do close on that day; however, it is important to note that there is not an automatic entitlement to time off work that day.

 
If you would like further information in relation to public holidays in Ireland, please contact a member of our professional Team on +353 74 912 2820 or email us at: mail@edwinfoley.com.