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Important Irish Dates 2017 and 2018

Important Irish dates

We’ve spent a few intense hours preparing this list of important Irish dates 2017 2018. Why? Well, have you heard the one about the groom who was the only man at his own wedding reception? It’s because all other dudes were at the hotel bar, watching a live World Cup game. If you don’t want it to be your wedding day memory, simply ponder the list below, before you set your wedding date – it’s all the important Irish dates, events and happenings for 2017 and 2018.The reason you should keep these in mind when setting the date is simple – some of your guests won’t be able to attend, or will be distracted. You may want to consider sending save-the-date cards to give everyone as much notice as possible, rather than just a few weeks they’d get with invitations.At certain times of the year some of your preferred suppliers may be heavily booked as well – for example, florists around Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. So take a look at our calendar before you set the date – it may just make a difference.But, what to do if your other half is a major sports fan, and your wedding is already booked for the same day as the Euro 2016 final? Worry not – just ask the venue if they can arrange a viewing area close to your reception room. This way, everyone will still be nearby, and they’ll think you’re the coolest bride ever. We’d also like to suggest bookmarking this link to upcoming sporting events of Irish interest (and you can keep an eye on GAA fixtures here) – as well as this one, for a complete list of Irish bank holidays for the next two years.

Here are all the important Irish dates for 2016:

February 20164th, Saturday – Six Nations Rugby, Scotland v Ireland11th, Saturday – Six Nations Rugby, Italy vs Ireland14th, Tuesday – Valentine’s Day25th, Saturday – Six Nations Rugby, Ireland vs France26th, Sunday – Capital One Cup final, WembleyMarch 20161st, Wednesday – Ash Wednesday, Lent begins10th, Friday – Six Nations Rugby, Wales vs Ireland17th, Friday – St Patrick’s Day18th, Saturday – Six Nations Rugby, Ireland v England26th, Sunday – Mother’s DayApril 20169th, Sunday – Palm Sunday14th, Friday – Good Friday, Easter16th, Sunday – Easter Sunday17th, Monday – Easter MondayMay 20161st, Monday – May bank holiday27th, Saturday – FA Cup final, WembleyJune 20163rd, Saturday – UEFA Champions League final6th, Monday – June bank holiday10th, Friday – UEFA Euro 2016 kicks off, lasts until Sunday, 10th July11th, Saturday – Rugby Union summer series starts18th, Saturday – Rugby Union – South Africa v Ireland19th, Sunday – Father’s Day25th, Saturday – Rugby Union – South Africa v IrelandJuly 20162nd, Saturday to 24th, Sunday – Tour de France10th, Sunday – UEFA Euro 2016 finalAugust 20161st, Monday – August bank holiday5th, Friday to 21st, Sunday – the Olympic Games, BrazilSeptember 201630th, Friday to October 2nd, Sunday – Ryder CupOctober 201613th, Friday – Friday the 13th31st, Monday – October bank holidayNovember 20161st, Tuesday – All Saints Day12th, Saturday – Rugby Union – Ireland v Canada13th, Sunday – Remembrance Day19th, Saturday – Rugby Union – Ireland v New Zealand26th, Saturday – Rugby Union – Ireland v AustraliaDecember 201624th, Saturday – Christmas Eve25th, Sunday – Christmas Day31st, Saturday – New Year’s Eve

Here are all the important Irish dates for 2017:

January 201713th, Friday – Friday the 13thFebruary 20174th, Saturday – Rugby Union – Scotland v Ireland11th, Saturday – Rugby Union – Italy v Ireland14th, Tuesday – Valentine’s Day25th, Saturday – Rugby Union – Ireland v FranceMarch 20171st, Wednesday – Ash Wednesday, Lent begins10th, Friday – Rugby Union – Ireland v Wales14th, Tuesday to 25th, Saturday – Special Olympics World Winter Games17th, Friday – St Patrick’s Day18th, Saturday – Rugby Union – Ireland v England26th, Sunday – Mother’s DayApril 20179th, Sunday – Palm Sunday14th, Friday to 17th, Monday – EasterMay 20171st, Monday – May Day long weekendJune 20173rd, Saturday – UEFA Champions League final5th, Monday – June bank holiday18th, Sunday – Father’s Day24th, Saturday – British and Irish Lions tour – New Zealand v British and Irish LionsJuly 2017Dates to be confirmed – Tour de France1st, Saturday – British and Irish Lions tour – New Zealand v British and Irish Lions8th, Saturday – British and Irish Lions tour – New Zealand v British and Irish LionsAugust 20177th, Monday – August bank holidayOctober 201713th, Friday – Friday the 13th30th, Monday – October bank holidayNovember 20171st, Wednesday – All Saints Day12th, Sunday – Remembrance DayDecember 201724th, Sunday – Christmas Eve25th, Monday – Christmas Day31st, Sunday – New Year’s Eve

Here are all the important Irish dates for 2018:

January 20181st, Monday – New Year’s Day27th, Saturday – Allianz Football and Hurling Leagues beginFebruary 20183rd, Saturday – Six Nations Rugby, France v Ireland4th, Sunday – Super Bowl USA9th, Friday – opening ceremony of Winter Olympics 201810th, Saturday – Six Nations Rugby, Ireland v Italy14th, Wednesday – Valentine’s Day14th, Wednesday – Ash Wednesday, Lent begins24th, Saturday – Six Nations Rugby, Ireland v Wales25th, Sunday – closing ceremony of Winter Olympics 2018, EFL Cup finalMarch 20189th, Friday – opening ceremony of Winter Paralympics 201810th, Saturday – Six Nations Rugby, Ireland v Scotland11th, Sunday – Mother’s Day18th, Sunday – closing ceremony of Winter Paralympics 201817th, Saturday – St Patrick’s Day; Six Nations Rugby, England v Ireland19th, Monday – St Patrick’s Day Observance25th, Sunday – Palm Sunday30th, Friday – Good FridayApril 20181st, Sunday – Easter Sunday2nd, Monday – Easter Monday5th, Thursday to 8th, Sunday – The Masters Golf Tournament13th, Friday – Friday the 13thMay 20186th, Sunday – The Provincial Football Championships begin7th, Monday – May Day Bank Holiday12th, Saturday – The Provincial Hurling Championships begin19th, Saturday  – FA Cup Final26th, Saturday – UEFA Champions League FinalJune 20184th, Monday – June Bank Holiday14th, Thursday – start of FIFA World Cup (goes on for one month)14th, Thursday – 17th, Sunday – US Open Golf Championship17th, Sunday – Father’s Day23rd, Saturday – Munster Football FinalJuly 20181st, Sunday – Leinster and Munster Hurling Finals2nd, Monday – Wimbledon starts7th, Saturday – Tour de France begins13th, Friday – Friday the 13th15th, Sunday – end of FIFA World Cup, Wimbledon final19th, Thursday – 22nd, Sunday – British Open Golf Championship20th, Friday – 22nd, Sunday – Rugby World Cup Sevens Tournament29th, Sunday – Tour de France endsAugust 20186th, Monday – August Bank Holiday16th, Thursday – 19th, Sunday – The US PGA Golf Championship19th, Sunday – All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship FinalSeptember 201828th, Friday – 30th, Sunday – Ryder Cup2nd, Sunday – GAA Football All-Ireland Championship Final8th, Saturday – All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final replay (if required)15th, Saturday – GAA Football All-Ireland Championship Final replay (if required)October 201829th, Monday – October Bank HolidayNovember 20181st, Thursday – All Saints Day11th, Sunday – Remembrance DayDecember 201824th, Monday – Christmas Eve25th, Tuesday – Christmas Day26th, Wednesday – St Stephen’s Day31st, Monday – New Year’s EveMain image from Tara & Gearóid’s real wedding by DKPHOTO

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Rachel Green

Rachel Green

If you think the bride should always have the last word, then Rachel is on your side! A devoted fan of everything quirky, unusual, colourful or crafty, she loves scouting WOL's real weddings for unique and fun touches. When not gazing at pictures, she's dispensing no-nonsense advice on everything from reception entrance songs to bridesmaid problems.
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  1. This is absolutely fantastic!

  2. Avatar Colm Mc Cole says:

    Hurling final 2018 is the 19th August 2018. Confirmed on GAA.ie . If it goes to a replay, it will then be the 8th September 2018. Football final confirmed for 2nd Sept with a replay date (if required) on 15th Sept 2018.

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