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School Year Calendar Arrangements 2021/2022



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.


- June 2021 -


Key Dates for June


Monday 7th June - Bank Holiday
Wednesday 9th June - Leaving Cert exams
View Leaving Cert Timetable
Visit our Summer Fun Section





- September 2021 -


Key Dates for September



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

Friday 3rd September - Leaving Cert Results issue - Read more





- October 2021 -


Key Dates for October



Wednesday 13th - Thursday 14th October 2021 - Virtual Higher Options Conference RDS

Monday 25th October 2021 to Friday 29th October 2021 inclusive - October Mid-Term Break. Halloween falls on Sunday 31st October.

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





- November 2021 -


Key Dates for November


Monday 1st November - Schools re-open after mid-term
Sunday 7th - Sunday 14th November - Science Week





- December 2021 -


Key Dates for December


nal day of Christmas Term = 22nd Dec
Wednesday 22nd December - Final Day of Christmas Term
Thursday 23rd December to Wednesday 5th January - Christmas Holidays
Thursday 6th January 2022 - Schools Reopen




- January 2022 -


Key Dates for January



Thursday 6th January - Schools re-open
Wednesday 12th - Friday 14th January - Virtual BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, RDS





- February 2022 -


Key Dates for February


February Mid-Term Break*
Secondary closed Monday 21st– Friday 25th Feb incl.
Primary closed Thursday 24th- Friday 25th Feb with option to extend to 5 day break (21st-25th).

*NB changes to these dates may occur as part of contingency arrangements to make up lost school time

Tuesday 1st February - CAO Closing Date





- March 2022 -


Key Dates for March


Thursday 17th March - Saint Patrick's Day
Saturday 5th - Friday 11th March - Engineers Week - find out more here





- April 2022 -


Key Dates for April


April End of Term Break*
Friday 8th April - Final Day of Term
Monday 11th April to Friday 22nd April inclusive - School Closed.
Monday 25th April - Schools reopen

*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 13th April





- May 2022 -


Key Dates for May


Monday 2nd May - May Bank Holiday
End of May/beginning June - Secondary schools finish





- June 2022 -


Key Dates for June


Monday 6th June - June Bank Holiday
Date TBC - Junior Cert & Leaving Cert exams start
View Junior Cert Timetable
View Leaving Cert Timetable

End of June - Primary schools finish
Visit our Summer Fun Section
Note about School Summer Holiday Dates







Additional School Holidays and Closures

Under Department of education rules, there is a requirement for a school to be open for a minimum of 167 days at post primary level and 183 days at primary level. So, while the school year is standardised for holidays and mid-term breaks, schools have discretion to arrange teaching days outside these periods. Many schools will use their discretionary days to determine the start and end of the school year. Some schools use their discretionary days for extended bank holiday breaks and others extend the May bank holiday break to a full week. Parents therefore need to check with their own schools for details of school holidays and closures extra to those shown in the school calendar above.

Contingency arrangements are also in place in the event that schools need to make time due to unforeseen school closures – view contingency arrangements here.




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