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School Year Calendar Arrangements 2022/2023



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.


September 2022

Key Dates for September


End of August /beginning September - Schools throughout the country re-open. Individual schools will notify parents of opening dates.

21st - 23rd September 2022 - Irish Times Higher Options Exhibition, RDS Simmonscourt

Mid Sept - Junior Certificate Results issue - view our results section






November 2022

Key Dates for November


Mon 4th November - Schools re-open after mid-term

November date TBC - Science Week




December 2022

Key Dates for December


nal day of Christmas Term = 22nd Dec
21st December - Final Day of Christmas Term
Wednesday 21st December to Wednesday 4th January -Christmas Holidays

Schools Reopen - Thursday 5th January 2023



January 2023

Key Dates for January



Thursday 5th January - Schools re-open
Wednesday 11th - Friday 13th January - BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, RDS






February 2023

Key Dates for February


February Mid-Term Break*
Secondary closed Monday 13th– Friday 17th Feb incl.
Primary closed Thursday 16th- Friday 17th Feb with option to extend to 5 day break (13th-17th).

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

Wednesday 1st February - CAO Closing Date






March 2023

Key Dates for March


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






April 2023

Key Dates for April


April End of Term Break*
Friday 31st March - to Friday 14th April inclusive - Schools Closed.
Monday 17th 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 5th April




May 2023

Key Dates for May


Monday 1st May - May Bank Holiday
End of May/beginning June - Secondary schools finish




June 2023

Key Dates for June


Monday 6th June - June Bank Holiday
Wednesday 7th June - 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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