Father's Day
Father's Day

Father's Day 2024, 2025 and 2026

Fathers Day in Ireland is a special day where we celebrate and honour fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, and father figures who have made an impact in our lives. It's a time to show appreciation, gratitude and love for the sacrifices, guidance and support they have provided throughout our lives.

Whether it's a simple greeting card, a thoughtful gift, or spending quality time with the family, the ways we celebrate Fathers Day in Ireland may differ, but the sentiment remains the same - to honour and acknowledge the important role fathers play in our lives

The Origins of Fathers Day in Ireland

Fathers Day in Ireland, like in many other countries, has its roots in a long history of celebrating fatherhood and paternal bonds. The modern-day version of Fathers Day in Ireland, however, is largely influenced by the American tradition of celebrating the day on the third Sunday of June.

The first observance of Fathers Day in the US was on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington, after Sonora Smart Dodd proposed the idea to honour fathers in a similar way as Mother's Day. Over time, the idea spread to other countries, including Ireland, where it has become a widely celebrated occasion.

Fathers Day in Ireland: Date and Significance

In Ireland, Fathers Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June, which falls on June 18th in 2023. The day is an opportunity for families to come together and show appreciation for the hard work, dedication and love of fathers, grandfathers and father figures

The significance of Fathers Day in Ireland lies in the fact that it's an occasion to recognise the important role of fathers in the family and society. It's a day to express gratitude for their support, guidance, and love, and to acknowledge the sacrifices they make to ensure the well-being of their families.