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School Year Calendar Arrangements 2018/2019



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 2018 -


Key Dates for September


End of August /beginning September - Schools throughout the country re-open - read more.
Mid Sept - Junior Certificate Results issue - view our results section
12th - 14th September 2018 - Higher Options Conference RDS




- October 2018 -


Key Dates for October

October Mid-Term Break - All schools will close from Mon 29th Oct 2018 to Fri 2nd Nov 2018 inclusive. Halloween falls on Wednesday 31st October.

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




- November 2018 -


Key Dates for November


Mon 5th November - Schools re-open after mid-term
11th - 18th November = Science Week




- December 2018 -


Key Dates for December

nal day of Christmas Term = 22nd Dec
Final Day of Christmas Term = 21st December
Christmas Holidays - Monday 24th December to
Fri 4th January

Schools Reopen - Monday 7th January 2019





- January 2019 -


Key Dates for January


Monday 7th January - Schools re-open

9th - 12th January = BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, RDS





- February 2019 -


Key Dates for February

February Mid-Term Break*
Secondary closed 18th–22nd Feb incl.
Primary closed 21st-22nd Feb with option to extend to 5 day break (18th-22nd) . *NB changes to these dates may occur as part of contingency arrangements to make up for lost school time

1st February - CAO Closing Date





- March 2019 -


Key Dates for March


Sunday 17th March - Saint Patricks's Day

Engineers Week - 2nd - 8th March 2019, find out more here





- April 2019 -


Key Dates for April


Final Day of Term Fri 12th April
School Closed Monday 15th April to Fri 27th April inclusive, re-opening Mon 29th April
*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 17th April





- May 2019 -


Key Dates for May


Monday 6th May = May Bank Holiday

End of May/beginning June - Secondary schools finish





- June 2019 -


Key Dates for June


3rd June = Bank Holiday
5th June - Junior Cert & Leaving Cert exams start
View Junior Cert Timetable
View Leaving Cert Timetable
Visit our Summer Fun Section
Note about School Summer Holiday Dates







Dates for School Year Calendar 2019/20 available here