School Holiday Dates

2020/2021 and Subsequent School Years

Note on 2020/21 and subsequent school years: The parties will commence a review of the arrangements for the standardised school calendar for the 2020/21, 2021/22 and 2022/23 school years in the coming weeks and a circular will issue once the review is completed.  Click here if you would like us to notify you when the dates are published.

Christmas 2019

All schools will close on Friday 20 December 2019, which will be the final day of the school term.

All schools will re-open on Monday 06 January 2020

Summer Holidays

Schools are required to be open for a minimum of 167 days at post-primary level and 183 days at primary level. School summer holidays are not standardised and schools may use discretionary days to determine the precise start and end of the school year.

Schools will normally re-open during the week in which 1st September falls. However, the school year may start in the week prior to that in which 1st September falls if this is necessary in order to meet the overall requirement of a minimum of 167 days at post-primary level or 183 days at primary level.

You should check the exact dates with your school.

Easter, Christmas and Mid-term Breaks

The standard breaks at Christmas, Easter and Mid-term in the first and second terms for the 2017/2018, 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 school years are available under Standardisation of the School Year in respect of Primary & Post-Primary Schools for the years 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20,

Contact

E-mail:schoolgovernance@education.gov.ie