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School Year Calendar Arrangements 2016/2017

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.

- September 2016 -

Key Dates for September

End of August /beginning September - Schools throughout the country re-open - read more.

14th Sept - Junior Certificate Results issue - view our results section

14th - 16th September 2016 - Higher Options Conference RDS

- October 2016 -

Key Dates for October

Mid-Term Break - All schools will close from

Mon 31st Oct 2016 to Fri 4th Nov 2016 inclusive. 
Halloween falls on Monday 31st October.

Visit our Halloween Section for Halloween camps, activities & family breaks

15th - 23rd October = Maths Week

- November 2016 -

Key Dates for November

Mon 7th November - Schools re-open after mid-term

13th - 20th November = Science Week

- December 2016 -

Key Dates for December

nal day of Christmas Term = 22nd Dec
Final Day of Christmas Term = Thurs 22nd Dec
Christmas Holidays - Friday 23rd Dec to Fri 6th Jan inclusive

Christmas Section

- January 2017 -

Key Dates for January

Monday 9th January - Schools re-open

11th - 14th January = BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, RDS

February Mid-Term

- February 2017 -

Key Dates for February

February Mid-Term Break*
Secondary closed 20th–24th Feb incl.
Primary closed 23rd-24th Feb with option to extend to 5 day break (20th-24th) . *NB changes to these dates may occur as part of contingency arrangements to make up for lost school time

1st February - CAO Closing Date

February Mid-Term

- March 2017 -

Key Dates for March

Friday 17th March - Saint Patricks's Day

Engineers Week - 4th - 10th March 2017


- April 2017 -

Key Dates for April

Final Day of Term Fri 7th April
School Closed Mon 10th April to Fri 21st April inclusive
*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 Wed 12th April

Easter Camp Section coming soon

- May 2017 -

Key Dates for May

Monday 1st May = May Bank Holiday

End of May/beginning June - Secondary schools finish


- June 2017 -

Key Dates for June

5th June = Bank Holiday

7th June - Junior Certificate & Leaving Certificate exams start

Note about School Summer Holiday Dates