School holiday calendar, for the current quarter in Ireland
calendar issued by the Ministry of Education
Number of teaching days: 167 days at post-primary or 183 days at primary level
all study programs are aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
PISA ranking (average 493): 503
English is the primary medium of instruction at all levels in most schools, but Gaelscoileanna i.e. Irish-language schools, have become increasingly popular (Irish is the primary medium of instruction at all levels and English is taught as a second language starting in the second or third year of secondary school)
Schooling is mandatory till age 16
Usually no school on Saturday
Trinity College Dublin ranking: Times Higher Education #131/QS ranking #88/Shanghai #151-200
These dates are officially confirmed till Oct 2023 (summer vacations dates vary according to the counties)
While the majority of second level schools start their summer holidays at the end of May or early June. Secondary school holidays can depend on when end of year exams are held.
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|April 12, 2021||Monday||spring holiday (end)|
|June 4, 2021||Friday||summer holiday (beginning)|