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Opening Hours and Public Holidays

Opening Hours

Below is a brief guide to usual opening hours across various sectors in Ireland. You may find shorter opening hours outside of the cities.

  • Shops:
    • Monday to Saturday: 0900 to 1800
    • Thursday: Late opening until 2000 or 2100
    • Sunday: Limited opening hours
    • Please note these are only typical business hours; shops in popular and busier shopping areas often stay open longer.
  • Pubs:
    • Monday to Thursday: 1030 to 2330
    • Friday and Saturday: 1030 to 0030
    • Sunday: 1230 to 2330
    • Pubs are closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday.
  • Nightclubs:
    • Typically close at 0230

Public Holidays in Ireland

  • January 1 – New Year’s Day
  • March 17St. Patrick’s Day
  • Good Friday (Not a statutory holiday)
  • Easter Monday
  • May 1- May Day
  • First Monday in June – Bank Holiday
  • First Monday in August – Bank Holiday
  • Last Monday in October – Bank Holiday
  • December 25 – Christmas Day
  • December 26 – St. Stephen’s Day

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