Difference between Bank Holiday and Public Holiday rates

Published 18/05/2004 15:55   |    Updated 13/06/2008 13:35
What is the difference between Bank Holiday rates and Public Holiday rates?

We currently charge weekend rates on Public Holidays and we charge normal rates on Bank Holidays.


From the 27th June 2008 all Republic of Ireland Public Holidays will change to become rated the same as any other “normal” day.


Please note that if a Bank Holiday falls on a Public Holiday, then we will charge weekend rates. The two Bank Holidays that are not Public Holidays are Good Friday and 27th December.



Public holidays are observed in the Republic of Ireland on:

  • New Year's Day, 1 January
  • St Patrick's Day, 17 March
  • Easter Monday, moveable
  • Labour Day/May Day, the first Monday in May
  • June Holiday, the first Monday in June
  • August Holiday, the first Monday in August
  • October Holiday, the last Monday in October
  • Christmas Day, 25 December
  • St Stephen's Day, 26 December
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