Restaurant Hours of Trading for Good Friday and Easter

Permitted Trading Hours for Easter

Many of you have been querying trading hours for the Easter period so we have set out below the relevant permitted trading hours where alcohol is being supplied with a meal and a brief note on “Bringing your own bottle” (BYOB).

Restaurant with Wine On Licence trading hours:

Holy Thursday: 10.30am to 12.30am*
Good Friday: no sale permitted except to a guest in a hotel with a meal
Easter Saturday: 10.30am to 1.30am
Easter Sunday: 12.30pm to 1.30am
Easter Monday: 10.30am to 12.30am

*Please note that in Dublin city centre the Gardaí wish the sale to finish at 12 midnight. You should check with your local Gardaí to see what practice exists in your area.

Special Restaurant trading hours:

Holy Thursday: 12.30pm to 12 midnight
Good Friday: no sale permitted
Easter Saturday: 12.30pm to 1.30am
Easter Sunday: 12.30pm to 1.30am
Easter Monday: 12.30pm to 12.30am

Bring your own Bottle to a Licensed Premises on Good Friday:

Section 2 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act 1927 as amended prevents the sale, exposure for sale or to permit any intoxicating liquor to be consumed on Licensed premises at any time during prohibited hours.

Good Friday is covered by the prohibited hours ban which therefore prohibits the possibility of bringing your own bottle to a Licensed Premises on Good Friday.

Compton Solicitors are trade partners of the RAI and operate a Free Helpline for RAI members queries.

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