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Irish School Holidays 2015-2017

by IAYO · December 9, 2014

The school Christmas, Easter and mid-term breaks in the first and second terms have now been standardised for the school years 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17. The arrangement will be reviewed no later than August 2016. The dates for school breaks in the 2014/15 term are as follows:

Christmas 2014

  • 19 December  – 5 January

February 2015 Mid Term Break

  • All primary schools will close from 19 and 20 February. They may use 3 discretionary days to extend this to an alternative option of a 5 day break for the period from 16 January to 20 January inclusive unless changes are required as part of contingency arrangements to make up for lost time due to unforeseen school closures.
  • Post-primary schools will close from 16-20 January inclusive unless changes are required to make up for unforeseen school closures.
  • Where contingency arrangements are required, a school may reduce the length of the break by remaining open up to and including 18 February.

Easter 2015

  • All schools will close on 27 March.
  • If arrangements are required to make up for lost time the school may remain open up to and including 1 April.
  • All schools will reopen on 13 April.

 

School Year 2015/16

October 2015 Mid Term Break

  • All schools will close from 26 October to 30 October 2015 inclusive.

Christmas 2015

  • All schools will close on 22 December and reopen on 6 January

February 2016 Mid Term Break

  • All primary schools will close on 18 and 19 February.
  • This may be extended to a five day break from 15 to 19 February, unless changes are required to make up for unseen closures.
  • Post primary schools will close from 15-19 February, unless changes re required for unforeseen closures.
  • If contingency arrangements are required a school may remain open up to an including 17 February.

Easter 2016

  • All schools will close on 16 March.
  • Where contingency arrangements are required, a school may reduce the length of the break by remaining open to and including 23 March.
  • All schools will reopen on 4 April.

 

School Year 2016/17

October 2016 Mid Term Break

  • All schools will close from 31 October until 4 November inclusive.

Christmas 2016

  • All schools will close on 22 December and reopen on 9 January.

February 2017 Mid Term Break

  • All primary schools will close on 23 and 24 February.
  • Primary schools may use 3 discretionary days to extend it to a five day break from 20 to 24 February, unless days are needed to make up for unforeseen closures.
  • Post primary schools will close from 20 to 24 February inclusive.
  • Where contingency measures are required, a school may remain open up to and including 22 February.

Easter 2017

  • All schools will close 7 April.
  • Where contingency measures are required a school may remain open up to and including 12 April.
  • All schools will reopen on 24 April.