It's easier than you'd think.

Due to the way that the cookie's crumbled in 2019, your annual leave days could see you use nine days of your entitlement and subsequently receive 18 days off – all with thanks to strategic planning. 

Easter falls later this year close to the May Bank Holiday weekend. Therefore, you can double your days off – providing you don't work weekends or bank holidays – by just being a little more organised than usual. 

Dates to book off:

Okay, here we go. Get the planner out.

To avail of this year-long offer, you'll need to book from Friday 19 April to Monday 6 May 6th off. This is because Friday 19 April, Monday 22 April and Monday 6 May are all bank holidays.

April 20, 21, 27 and 28 as well as May 4 and 5 are all weekends so they don't count as time off.

All the Bank Holidays in Ireland for 2019 are as follows:

  • Monday, 18 March - St Patrick's Day (17 March falls on Sunday)
  • Friday, 19 April - Good Friday *
  • Monday, 22 April - Easter Monday
  • Monday, 6 May - May Day
  • Monday, 3 June - June Bank Holiday
  • Monday, 5 August - August Bank Holiday
  • Monday, 28 October - October Bank Holiday
  • Wednesday, 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Thursday, 26 December - St Stephen's Day

*Good Friday is not technically a public holiday. While some schools and businesses close on that day, you have no automatic entitlement to time off work on that day.

Plenty of room for activities. 

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