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bank holidays

What is a bank Holiday? Is this a closing of all goverment offices for a Monday and therefore a 3 day weekend? Do other things close? e.g. stores and attractions? Do people take off Friday before the Holiday to get a 4 day weekend?

We arrive May 6 at 6:am in Shannon. Will we run into heavy traffic to Limerick on our way to Dingle?

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1. Re: bank holidays

You are correct.

On a bank holiday, all government offices, banks, schools, etc. are closed. They are generally held on a Monday, so you are correct = 3 day weekend.

Some people try to take the Friday off, or at least take a 1/2 day.

Most tourist sites do not close, in fact the opposite, as a lot of Irish visitors will also go.

On the stores front, it really depends. Most local shops from Limerick to Dingle may close, but certain supermarkets may be open.

If you are driving from Limerick to Shannon at 6am on a Sunday morning, you will meet virtually no traffic.

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2. Re: bank holidays

Thank you for clarifying. We are in Killarney over bank holiday in June. Being the middle of our two week trip, ,I was planning to drop off laundry.

Do laundrettes open on weekends in general, and on Bank holiday mondays?

Thank you

Chris

PDWYER Iwas told to expect more crowds and traffic.

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