Academic Year Calendar – 2019/20

School Year 2019/20

Schools open the last week in August 2019

October 2019 mid-term break

All schools will close from Monday 28th October 2019 to Friday 1 st November 2019 inclusive.

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

All schools will re-open on Monday 6 th January 2020.

February 2020 mid-term break All primary schools will close on Thursday 20 th February 2020 and Friday 21st February 2020 (Primary schools may use 3 discretionary days to extend this break to an alternative option of a 5 day break for the period from Monday 17th February 2020 to Friday 21st February 2020 inclusive unless changes are required as part of contingency arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures.)

Post-primary schools will close from Monday 17th February 2020 to Friday 21 st February 2020 inclusive unless changes are required as part of contingency arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures. Where contingency arrangements are required a school authority may reduce the length of the February mid-term break by remaining open up to and including Wednesday 19th February 2020.

Easter 2020 All schools will close on Friday 3 rd April 2020, which will be the final day of the school term, unless changes are required as part of contingency arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures. Where contingency arrangements are required a school authority may reduce the length of the Easter break by remaining open up to and including Wednesday 8 th April 2020.

All schools will re-open on Monday 20 th April 2020. Schools will close on the 2nd of June before  the start of the state exams on 07 June 2017

New Year’s Day (1 January)

St. Patrick’s Day (17 March)

State holidays

First Monday in May, June, August
Last Monday in October
Christmas Day (25 December)
St. Stephen’s Day (26 December)

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