18th February 2022
The INTO has been advised that from next year a new annual public holiday will take place on St Brigid’s day annually (Monday, 6 Feb 2023 will be the first holiday). The school year will reduce from 183 to 182 days for primary schools.
The additional public holiday for this year on Friday 18 March will also have the effect of reducing the current school year to 182 days.
The additional public holiday will not impact on the standardised breaks set out in Circular 0005/2020.
As previously indicated, this year the additional public holiday will take place on 18 March 2022.