Here's a list of all the Bank Holidays and Easter holidays for 2017 3 years ago

Here's a list of all the Bank Holidays and Easter holidays for 2017

These can't come soon enough...

We know, we know – you're currently lying in the fetal position on your sofa, weeping silently to yourself, wearing those new Christmas slippers that are slightly too tight on your feet, with only the shitty leftover coffee Roses to keep you company.

We feel your pain.

Fear not though, for there is light at the end of this dark, New Year, back-to-work tunnel, and that light is this list of Bank Holiday and Easter dates for the rest of the year, in both the north and south of Ireland.

Be strong, get planning and let's kick the crap out of 2017 together.

And remember, here's how you can get 18 days off while using only nine days of holidays.

Republic of Ireland - Bank Holiday Dates 2017

There are 9 public holidays in Ireland each year. ROI Public holidays may commemorate a special day or other event, for example, St Patrick's Day (17 March) or Christmas Day (25 December). On a public holiday, sometimes called a bank holiday, most businesses and schools close.

New Year’s Day - 2 January

St Patrick’s Day - 17 March

Good Friday - 14 April

Easter Sunday - 16 April

Easter Monday - 17 April

May Day Bank Holiday - 1 May

June Bank Holiday - 5 June

August Bank Holiday - 7 August

October Bank Holiday - 30 October

Christmas Day Bank Holiday - 25 December

St. Stephen's Day Bank Holiday - 26 December

Northern Ireland - Bank Holiday Dates 2017

There are laws that allow the dates of bank holidays to be changed, or other holidays to be declared, for example to celebrate special occasions.

New Year's Day - 2 January

St Patrick's Day - 17 March

Good Friday - 14 April

Easter Monday - 17 April

Early May Bank Holiday - 1 May

Spring Bank Holiday - 29 May

Battle of the Boyne - 12 July

Summer Bank Holiday - 28 August

Christmas Day - 25 December

St. Stephen's Day/Boxing Day - 26 December

All data from Half Term Dates and Gov.UK