How To Double Your Time Off & Maximise Your Annual Leave In 2024

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Are you a fan of travel?

Are you also a fan of having lots of annual leave?

If that’s the case, you probably enjoy maximising your annual leave to the highest degree and getting as many days off as possible.

How does this work? you may ask. If you get X days off per year, how could you possibly double this time?

With magic? By bamboozling your HR department? No, by being strategic.

The year’s first bank holiday has just passed, and naturally that goes us thinking about whether we should have booked ourselves a little trip, and truly taken advantage of the new BH.

Luckily, Cassidy Travel have done all of the hard work for us and come up with an exact schedule of when you should book your days off to ensure maximum time away from work, according to Irish bank holidays. Stunning.


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This schedule assumes you’ve got 34 days annual leave (who among us?), and that you work Monday – Friday and get bank holidays off.

This isn’t the case for a lot of people, but you can always adapt the below to suit your own hours and make sure you get the most out of your AL.

And yes, okay, going abroad during these times is bound to be a lot more expensive than if you went another time, but that’s not what we’re here to discuss.

We’re here to discuss maximum time off, as below.

  • February 6, 7, 8, 9 – 4 days leave, 9 days off
  • March 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28 – 8 days leave, 16 days off
  • May 7, 8, 9, 10 – 4 days leave, 9 days off
  • June 4, 5, 6, 7 – 4 days leave, 9 days off
  • August 6, 7, 8, 9 – 4 days leave, 9 days off
  • October 29, 30, 31, November 1 – 4 days leave, 9 days off
  • December 23, 24, 27, 30, 31, Jan 2, 3 – 7 days leave, 16 days off

So, follow the above and you’ll pretty much double the amount of time off you have.

Now, we just need to find a second source of income to afford all of these supposed trips.