Irish public holidays in 2016


Please find listed below a schedule of paid public holidays in the Republic of Ireland for the calendar year 2016 which you may wish to note for planning purposes: 



Public holidays


1 January 2016

New Year’s Day


17 March 2016

St Patrick’s Day


28 March 2016

Easter Monday


2 May 2016

First Monday of May


6 June 2016

First Monday of June


1 August 2016

First Monday of August


31 October 2016

Last Monday of October


25 December 2016 - as this falls on a weekend, employees will be entitled to one of the following:

  • a paid day off within a month of the public holiday; 
  • an additional day of annual leave; or
  • an additional day's pay.

Christmas Day


26 December 2016  

St Stephen’s Day

 Good Friday (25 March 2016) is 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 on that day.

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