School Holidays Ireland

In Ireland the following school holidays dates apply in 2016. In Ireland schools have the liberty to, within the below mentioned guidelines, determine the exact school holiday dates. Summer holiday is yearly from July 1st to August 31st.

School Holidays Ireland 2016

Next the school holidays 2016. Please note: these dates are guideliness. 

Irish school holidays 2016 - All dates are subject to change
School HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Christmas holiday 2015 23-12-2015 05-01-2016 52-53
Winter holiday 2016 18-02-2016 19-02-2016 8
REMARK: Primary schools may use 3 discretionary days to extend this break to an alternative option of a 5 day break. Post-primary schools closed all week.
Easter holidays 2016 18-03-2016 01-04-2016 12-13
REMARK: Schools are allowed to cancel the first week.
Summer holiday 2016 01-07-2016 31-08-2016 27-35
Autumn break 2016 31-10-2016 04-11-2016 44
Christmas holiday 2016 23-12-2016 07-01-2017 52-53