Where is the year going? It’s hard to believe it’s almost the August bank holiday.
There are a total of nine public holidays in 2017 and we’ve already enjoyed five of them.
But the good news is the the next one is just around the corner.
Here’s everything you need to know about the remaining bank holidays in Ireland in 2017
When is the next bank holiday in Ireland?
The next bonus long weekend off work is on Monday August 7, 2017.
Why do we celebrate the August bank holiday?
The August Bank Holiday in Ireland falls on the first Monday of August and is intended to provide a three-day weekend break for students and workers so they can enjoy the summer weather before the onset of autumn.
The first Monday in August became a bank holiday in Ireland while the whole island was still under British rule.
Here are the rest of the bank holiday 2017 dates you need to know
October Bank Holiday – 30 October
Christmas Day Bank Holiday – 25 December
St. Stephen’s Day Bank Holiday – 26 December