School calendar and holidays 2016/2017 (Republic of Ireland)


Each year, schools provide a list of dates that they will be closed throughout the year. Knowing when the kids are off is important, particularly if you have to organise childcare in advance, so make sure you bookmark this article. 


While schools will provide their own detailed list of closures, here we have outlined a general list of term-times and holidays, according to the Department of Education.



Thursday, 1st

Schools reopen after the summer holidays.



Monday, 31st

Schools close for mid-term break.



Monday, 7th

Schools reopen after mid-term break.



Thursday, 22 nd

Schools close for Christmas holidays.



Monday, 9th

Schools reopen after Christmas holidays.



Monday, 20th – Friday, 24th

Post-primary schools close for mid-term break.


Thursday, 23rd and Friday, 24th

Primary schools close for mid-term. This is subject to individual schools.



Friday, 7th

Schools close for Easter holidays.


Monday, 24th

Schools reopen after the Easter break.



Monday, 1st 

Schools close for May Bank Holiday. 



Schools close for summer holidays. This is subject to individual schools. 


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