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2018/2019 School Year Calendar



Below is the agreed school calendar for 2018/2019. Contingency arrangements have been put in place within the standardised school year to deal with unforseen school closures. Parents should be aware of these contingency arrangements if booking holidays.

October 2018 mid-term break

All schools will close from Monday 29th October 2018 to Friday 2nd November 2018 inclusive.

Christmas 2018

All schools will close on Friday 21st December 2018 which will be the final day of the school term.
All schools will re-open on Monday 7th January 2019.

February 2019 mid-term break

All primary schools will close on Thursday 21st February 2019 and Friday 22nd February 2019. (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 18h February 2019 to Friday 22nd February 2019 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 18th February 2019 to Friday 22nd February 2019 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 20th February 2019.

Easter 2019

All schools will close on Friday 12th April 2019, 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 17th April 2019.
All schools will re-open on Monday 29th April 2019


VIEW 2017/2018 School Year Calendar

VIEW 2019/2020 School Year Calendar

Source: Dept of Education Website -