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School Year Calendar Arrangements 2017/2018

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.

- November 2017 -

Key Dates for November

Mon 6th November - Schools re-open after mid-term

12th - 19th November = Science Week

- December 2017 -

Key Dates for December

nal day of Christmas Term = 22nd Dec
Final Day of Christmas Term = Friday 22nd Dec
Christmas Holidays - Mon 25th Dec to Fri 5th Jan inclusive

- January 2018 -

Key Dates for January

Monday 8th January - Schools re-open

10th - 13th January = BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, RDS

February Mid-Term

- February 2018 -

Key Dates for February

February Mid-Term Break*
Secondary closed 12th–16th Feb incl.
Primary closed 15th-16th Feb with option to extend to 5 day break (12th-16th) . *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 2018 -

Key Dates for March

Saturday 17th March - Saint Patricks's Day

Engineers Week - 24 Feb - 2nd March

Seachtain na Gaeilge - 1 - 17th March 2018


- April 2018 -

Key Dates for April

Final Day of Term Fri 23rd March
School Closed Mon 26th March to Fri 6th 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 28th March

- May 2018 -

Key Dates for May

Monday 7th May = May Bank Holiday

End of May/beginning June - Secondary schools finish


- June 2018 -

Key Dates for June

4th June = Bank Holiday

6th June (provisional) - Junior Certificate & Leaving Certificate exams start

Note about School Summer Holiday Dates

Dates for School Year Calendar 2018/19 available here