Content Calendar 2024 for Ireland

Looking for 2024 content inspiration for your Irish business? There’s plenty of excellent social media calendars out there (here’s Hootsuite’s) but most of them focus on US holidays.

Here’s one for everyone in Ireland. We’ve listed all the major Irish holidays, themes, and important days in the first few months of 2024 so you can schedule your Irish social media posts and put your best foot forward on social media.

This is Ireland, so of course things may change. Not everything is already planned 12 months in advance, so we’ll be checking in and adding items as the year goes on. Go n-éirí leat!

🆕New and cool: Irish content ideas for January 2024

January is a time for change; time to refresh, rejuvenate, get organized or try something new. Ideas for a fresh start or approach will go down well this month.

It’s also a very cold month here in Ireland – so a great time to give out tips and new ideas for indoor hobbies, like crafting and slow cooking, or to talk up hardy outdoor gear and weatherproof fun.

Here’s a few cool ideas for your Irish content calendar in January 2024.

  • 2nd: #ScienceFictionDay
  • 6th: Women’s Christmas or Nollaig Na mBan
  • 8th: Make new goals! #CleanOffYourDeskDay.
  • 18th: #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay
  • 20th: Use Your Gift Card Day (use it, don’t lose it) and #CheeseLovers Day
  • 24th: #NationalComplimentDay
  • 25th: Burns Night (UK and Scotland)
  • 28th: Data Privacy Day – be #PrivacyAware

🦘Leap into spring: Irish content ideas for February 2024

Spring into February! Spring is here – think spring cleans, spring break, spring food, green shoots and fresh new ideas and experiences. (Not everyone says it’s spring. MET Eireann says March 1st, take it up with them if you disagree!)

This is the shortest month – perfect for 28 day challenges most years, but this year you have a bonus day, so watch out. What will you do with your extra day on Feb 29th?

Irish parents will love fun ideas for the Irish midterm break. It’s also a great month for Irish rugby as the 6 Nations get underway. It’s also a good month to be a GAA fan, or horse-racing with the Dublin Racing Festival (3rd and 4th). And for those of you with a love of all things American, Superbowl Sunday is on the 11th.

  • 1st: Imbolc/Brigid’s Day (public holiday on the 5th, and Brigit Festival in Dublin from the 1st-5th)
  • 4th: World Cancer Day #WorldCancerDay
  • 7th: #SendACardToAFriendDay
  • 10th: Lunar New Year ushers in the year of the Dragon
  • 11th: Day of Women and Girls in Science and also Inventors Day #InventorsDay
  • Fall in love with Feb: Celebrate love on Valentines (14th) or Galentine’s Day (13th).
  • 13th: Pancake Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday
  • 17th: #RandomActsOfKindnessDay
  • 18th: If you insist – it’s #drinkwineday
  • 20th: Love Your Pet Day #LoveYourPetDay
  • 21st: International Mother Language Day  #IMLD
  • 23rd-25th: Belfast TradFest
  • 29th: Leap Day! In Ireland this is traditionally the day when Irish women may propose, based on a legendary exchange between St Brigit and St Patrick.
  • All month: Black History Month

👭2024 marches on: content ideas for March 2024

Spring has sprung, there are daffodils everywhere and soon the clocks will be going forward. Big themes this month include: Women’s History Month, Mother’s Day, #MindfulMarch and, of course, St Patrick’s Day!

Easter is the main event in Ireland this month; think sweet treats, egg hunts, and school holidays. Don’t forget to tell people your holiday hours.

Show your grá for the mná: it’s Women’s History Month, and the 8th is International Women’s Day with the theme #InspireInclusion. And don’t forget Mother’s Day on the 10th!

Local Enterprise Week usually runs this month: check your Local Enterprise Office for details on what’s happening near you.

  • 3rd: World Wildlife Day #WWD2024
  • 5th: He’s never gonna give you up: Rick Astley plays 3Arena, Dublin
  • 10th: Mother’s Day (Ire & UK) and Ramadan is expected to begin.
  • 14th: Pi day
  • 17th: Celebrate all things Irish for #StPatricksDay! (Remember it’s #PaddyNotPatty.)
  • 20th:– Spring Equinox / International Day of Happiness #InternationalDayOfHappiness
  • 21st: World Poetry Day #WorldPoetryDay
  • 22nd: World Water Day and Daffodil Day
  • 23rd: Earth Hour Day #EarthHour
  • 29th-31st: Are you egg-cited? It’s Easter – Good Friday to Easter Sunday.
  • 31st: The clocks go forward on Ireland so #Springforward into the #GrandStretch.
  • 31st: Transgender Day of Visibility #TDOV

🐰No time to fool: Irish content ideas for April 2024

Start the month with some fun food or a joke; Monday April 1st is both Easter Monday and April Fools.

Plenty of amazing themes in April: Celebrate Diversity Month, #MoveMoreMonth with the Irish Heart Association, National Poetry Month, and #gratefulinapril.

It’s time to get outside – the weather is improving (we hope), picnic season has started & salad leaves are coming into season.

  • 1st: Easter Monday and April Fools
  • 2nd: World Autism Awareness Day
  • 5th: Walk to Work day
  • 7th: World Health Day  
  • 9th: Ramadan is expected to end – Eid Mubarak is a popular greeting for Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Breaking the Fast.
  • 11th: National Pet Day #NationalPetDay
  • 16th: National Librarian Day
  • 22nd: Earth Day #EarthDay2022
  • 23rd: World Book Day #WorldBookDay
  • 22nd-23rd: Take That play 3Arena (don’t fret if you miss them, they play Cork on 20 June, Malahide Castle on the 21st and Belfast on the 22nd)
  • 27th: Independent Book Store Day
  • 26th – 28th: Want to spruce up your space? The Ideal Home Show returns to the RDS.
  • 29th: International Dance Day

💐Make the most of May 2024: content ideas for Ireland

Summer has arrived (in the Celtic calendar anyway, MET may disagree) and the grand stretch is definitely here. Get sunshine-ready – think garden furniture, al fresco dining, chic summer style – and stocking up on sunscreen!

Taking care of yourself is a theme: month long events include Mental Health Awareness month, Skin Cancer Awareness month and #MindfulInMay. Other May themes include Asian Heritage month, #BikeMonth, and #GolfMonth.

Bealtaine, on May 1st, begins the Irish summer. Washing your face in May Day dew is said to give you a flawless complexion for the year. It also kicks off the month-long Bealtaine Festival – Ireland’s national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age.

The 9th is #EuropeDay and the Eurovision sparkles onto screens from the 7th to the Grand Final on the 11th.

  • 1st: Bealtaine and #MayDay
  • 3rd: World Press Freedom Day #WPFD2024 #PressFreedom
  • 4th: Star Wars Day #MayThe4thBeWithYou.
  • 5th: Go to the dark side – Revenge of the Fifth!
  • 6th: schools go on midterm this week
  • 6th: Public holiday
  • 12th: International Nurses Day
  • 15th: International Day of Families #FamilyDay
  • 17th: International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia #IDAHOT2022
  • 18th: International Museums Day #IMD2022
  • 24th/25th: 🏉EPCR and Heineken Champions Cup final
  • 28th: World Hunger Day
  • 29th: Listowel Writers’ Week starts in county Kerry

🏖️Jumpstart your June: content ideas for June 2024

June is time for holidays and happy days! We’re in the mood for rainbows and Pride, BBQs and picnics, travel and outdoor fun. Schools are closing – what to do with the kids? – and summer festivals are starting.

It’s Pride month #Pride2023 – celebrate with a rainbow flag or theme. Dublin Pride parade takes place on June 24th, with a theme of Protest. Remember. Celebrate.

Grand stretch anyone? The 21st is Summer Solstice. Share plans for the summer or the second half of your year.

Plenty of sport this month; Euro 2024 takes place from June 14th-July 14th, but don’t expect to see Ireland there as we did not qualify. The T20 Cricket World Cup run from June 4th-30th – and Ireland are in this one.

Concerts galore as well: Taylor Swift is bringing The Eras Tour to Dublin on June 28th, <Green Day> and Cork will be dancing with Live at The Marquee and Musgrave Park running most of the month.

Other events include: Cat Laughs Comedy Festival (Kilkenny, 3rd – 4th), Forbidden Fruit (Dublin, 3rd – 4th), Bloom festival (1st – 6th, Dublin); Longitude (29th-30th, Dublin); Cork Midsummer Festival (14th – 25th), Sea Sessions Bundoran (16th – 18th)

  • 1st: International Childrens’ Day
  • 2nd: Leave early on #LeaveTheOfficeEarlyDay
  • Get outside! The 3rd is Global Running Day and World Bicycle Day.
  • 5th: June Bank holiday (Irl)
  • 8th: World Ocean Day #WorldOceanDay
  • 16th: Bloomsday (Irl)
  • 18th: Fathers’ Day (Irl, USA, Can, UK)
  • 21st: World Music Day and the summer Solstice
  • 24th: Go the dogs! It’s #DogFriendlyIrelandDay – and #TakeYourDogToWorkDay
  • 30th is #SocialMediaDay – share links to yours and encourage people to follow and interact.

🌞Irish Summer 2024 social media content – sorted.

Summer is here and it’s too nice to be working but those social media posts are not going to write themselves.

📅July starts the second half of the year, so share your thoughts – what have you done already and what have you planned?

📅August is about about staying cool, back to school, and making the most of the last days of sunshine.

Sport takes centre stage this summer as the Paris Olympics run from July 26th-August 11th.

July is a great month for sports and outdoor events generally. It usually has the All Ireland finals (dates TBC), Galway Arts Festival, Longitude, and Forest Fest (July 19-21 2024, at Emo Village, Laois ). The Tour De France and Wimbledon will take over the TVs too! Cork LGBT and Pride starts on 30th July and goes until Aug 6th.

August keeps the heat on: Puck Fair (always on the 10th-12th), Rose of Tralee (16th-20th), Dublin Horse Show (14th-18th), All Together Now (1st-4th), Fleadh Cheoil (4th-11th) and National Heritage Week (17th-25th). Electric Picnic may be early this year, 16-18th (tbc).

Some other hot dates for the diary:

  • 😆Jul 1st: Share a joke or funny picture on #InternationalJokeDay
  • 🍫Jul 7th: #WorldChocolateDay
  • 💛Jul 30th: International Day of Friendship – boost a friend’s content or do a “tag-a-friend” giveaway
  • 🌾Aug 1: Lughnasadh/Lúnasa – Irish harvest season
  • 🍦Aug 5th is a public holiday (yay!) #LongWeekend
  • 📷Aug 19th: show off your pics on #WorldPhotoDay
  • 🐱Love animals? Aug 8th is International Cat Day and Aug 26th is International Dog Day.🐶

🍂Snuggle into September: Irish content ideas for 2024

Back to school and back to business! September is here and it’s time for autumn festivals and colours, and harvest foods that warm the body and soul.🍂

Summer may be over but the evenings are still bright and mild. September is a month with plenty to celebrate and do, including Culture Night on the 20th. It’s Alzheimer’s month and National Heart month too.

Events in Ireland in September 2024 include: the Waterford Harvest Festival (tbc), Dublin Fringe, 7–22nd and the National Ploughing Championships (Ratheniska), 17-19th.

Celebrate these September social media occasions.

  • 5th: International Day of Charity – tell a charity’s story or talk up your favourite NFP this #CharityDay
  • 6th: #ReadABookDay – what’s on your reading list for the rest of the year? Get recommendations.
  • 10th: Swap Ideas Day – share your good ideas or ask for tips.
  • 21st: Alzheimer’s Day
  • 20th: Culture Night (Ire)
  • 22nd: #CarFreeDay
  • 25th: One Hit Wonder Day – never gonna give this one up! What #OneHitWonder do you love and why?
  • 26th: EU Day of Languages
  • 30th: International Podcast Day – recommend a great podcast – or record your own!

Um, where’s October?

Not to mention the rest of 2024…

Don’t worry, we’re not forecasting an end-of-year apocalypse. We’re checking in on a few details and dates for key events in late 2024 that are not available yet, so check back in a week and we’ll have more information.

If you’re doing your content more than half a year out, we salute you.