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School Holiday Dates

From: Department of Education and Skills

October 2019 Mid-term Break

All schools will close from Monday 28th October 2019 to Friday 1st November 2019 inclusive.

Summer Holidays

Schools are required to be open for a minimum of 167 days at post-primary level and 183 days at primary level. School summer holidays are not standardised and schools may use discretionary days to determine the precise start and end of the school year.

Schools will normally re-open during the week in which 1st September falls. However, the school year may start in the week prior to that in which 1st September falls if this is necessary in order to meet the overall requirement of a minimum of 167 days at post-primary level or 183 days at primary level.

You should check the exact dates with your school.

Easter, Christmas and Mid-term Breaks

The standard breaks at Christmas, Easter and Mid-term in the first and second terms for the 2017/2018, 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 school years are available under Circular 0009/2017:

Standardisation of the School Year in respect of Primary & Post-Primary Schools for the years 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20

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Contact

School Governance Section

Address:
School Governance Section, Department of Education and Skills, Cornamaddy, Athlone, Westmeath, N37 X659