1903: 3 Edward 7 c.1: St Patrick’s Day Holiday

1903: 3 Edward 7 c.1: An Act to make provision for a Bank Holiday in Ireland on the seventeenth day of every March.

[27th March 1903.]

BE it enacted by the King’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

[Bank Holiday. 34 & 35 Vict. c. 17. 38 & 39 Vict. c. 13.]

1. The provisions of the Bank Holidays Act, 1871, and the Holidays Extension Act, 1875, so far as they relate to Ireland, are extended to the seventeenth day of every March when a week day, and, if a Sunday, to the next day following, and this day shall be a bank holiday in Ireland within the meaning of these Acts.

[Short title.]

2. This Act may be cited for all purposes as the Bank Holiday (Ireland) Act, 1903.

Source: The Law Reports’ The Public General Statutes volume 41.

Further Reading: Wikipedia.