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Public Holidays 2023

Dorset College Dublin will be closed on the following National Bank Holidays 2023:

Monday, 6th February 2023 - St Brigid's Day

Friday, 17th March 2023 - St Patrick's Day

Monday, 10th April 2023 - Easter Monday

Monday, 1st May 2023 - May Bank Holiday

Monday, 5th June 2023 - June Bank Holiday

Monday, 7th August 2023 - August Bank Holiday

Monday, 30th October 2023 - Halloween

Monday, 25th December 2023 - Christmas Day

Tuesday, 26th September 2023 - St Stephen's Day

Christmas break will commence on Monday, 11th December 2023 to Friday, 12th January 2024. Classes will resume on Monday, 15th January, 2024.

In accordance with GNIB rules from the 1st October 2015, if students wish to take a holiday they must have completed one third of the total weeks elapsed (front loading of holidays will not be permitted). If agreed before starting the course a student may take a maximum of three weeks holiday. Minimum break one week from Monday to Friday. Single days are not permitted.

In the event of a serious illness or a close family bereavement special breaks may be arranged. This will be decided on a case by case basis and a student must present documentation to support their request. 

Students who are scholarship recipients must have permission from their consulate/awarding body to take any unscheduled breaks in their course.

The GNIB will be informed about any student who leaves before the end of their course. Students must complete the full 25-week course. If you leave early your attendance will be only for the time you were at school. Students must verify that they are returning to  their homeland.

Learners with a visa require a letter from the college if they plan to leave Ireland for any holidays. This should be requested at least one week in advance of your travels. 

Student holiday periods for those on Academic Year Programme (non-EU/EEA Students/Learners)

Holiday Work Entitlements

Learners on the Academic Year Programmes with duration of 25 weeks are entitled to 8 weeks holidays – during which they are eligible to work for 40 hours per week from 1st May to August 31st and from the 15 December to the 15 January.  Outside of those times eligibility to work is for 20 hours per week.

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Please note, if you have any questions regarding your current course, please send an email to [email protected]

Should you have any further questions, don't hesitate to reach out.