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School Year Calendar Arrangements 2016

Check out the school year calendar arrangements below along with links to some of the most popular sections on the site throughout each month of the school year on the right.

January 2016

Key Dates for January



Wednesday 6th January - Schools scheduled to re-open
(note 6th January is a holy day so check your school's arrangements)

6th - 9th January = BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, RDS

Popular Links for January


February 2016

Key Dates for February

February Mid-Term Break* - Secondary closed 15th–19th Feb incl. Primary closed 18th-19th Feb with option to extend to 5 day break . *NB changes to these dates may occur as part of contingency arrangements to make up for lost school time. Visit our February mid term section.

1st February - CAO Closing Date
Engineers Week - 28th February - 5th March 2016

Popular Links for February


March 2016

Key Dates for March



Thursday 17th March - Fri 1st April incl - Easter School Holidays* *NB changes to these dates may occur as part of contingency arrangements to make up lost school time, i.e. schools may stay open until 23rd of March.

Popular Links for March


April 2016

Key Dates for April


Monday 4th April - Schools re-open following Easter Holidays from the 17th of March.

Easter Camp Section coming soon

Popular Links for April


May 2016

Key Dates for May


2nd May = May Bank Holiday

End of May - Secondary schools finish to facilitate the start of state exams in June

Popular Links for May


June 2016

Key Dates for June


6th June = Bank Holiday

Junior Certificate & Leaving Certificate exams start
View Exam Timetables

Note about School Summer Holiday Dates

Popular Links for June