The school year for all primary schools is 183 days.

The DES in agreement with the Teacher Unions have standardised most of the main breaks for holidays (October mid-term, Christmas, February mid-term and Easter).

The agreement allows each school some limited flexibility. 

Taking holidays during school time is strongly discouraged as it interferes with your child’s learning. The school does not give work to pupils to do “to keep up” when they are absent as the content will probably not have been taught yet.


Scoil Bhríde Lann Léire

School Calendar 2019-2020


School will open on Thursday August 29th, 2019.   Junior Infants will finish at 12.00 pm for the first two days, at 12.30pm up to Friday September 13th and at 2.00pm from Monday September 16th.


  • October 2nd, 2019: No electricity (exceptional closure)
  • Mid-term Break: Closed Monday October 28th – Friday November 1st
  • December 4th: Inservice for teachers – no school for children.
  • Christmas Holidays: Close 12pm Friday December 20th, re-opening Monday January 6th,
  • Mid-term Break: Closed Monday February 17th – Friday February 21st.
  • Patrick’s Day: Closed Monday March 16th and Tuesday March 17th.
  • Easter Holidays: Close 12pm Friday April 3rd, re-opening Monday, April 20th.
  • May Bank holiday: Closed Monday May 4th
  • June Bank Holiday: Closed Monday June 1st.
  • Summer Holidays: Close Friday, June 26th at 12pm.


SPONSORED WALK: Friday October 18th, 2019

PARENT-TEACHER MEETINGS: Thursday November 21st, 2019

JUMBLE SALE: Friday December 6th, 2019

INSERVICE FOR TEACHERS: Tuesday December 10th, 2019 (THE SCHOOL WILL CLOSE AT 12.30pm)

CHRISTMAS SERVICE: Wednesday December 18th, 2019

First Confession: February 11th, 2020

Confirmation: May 14th, 2020

First Holy Communion: May 16th, 2020

Parents/Guardians will be informed of any other closures as they arise.