Father's Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner, so it's time to get in the spirit of honouring and celebrating your dad. Really make it your father's special day, spoiling him with breakfast in bed, homemade crafts, or a thoughtful Father's Day gift. What are you treating your father to this year?

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Father's Day

When is Father’s Day?

In Ireland, and in many other countries around the world, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. This means that Father’s Day falls on Sunday 16 June in 2024, and on Sunday 15 June in 2025.

Father's Day origin

Father's Day originated in the US and was first celebrated in 1910, initiated by Sonora Smart Dodd. She came up with the idea while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909.

Unlike Mother’s Day, which is traditionally known as ‘Mothering Sunday’, the idea behind Father’s Day is a lot more modern. It also took a lot longer to become a widespread tradition on this side of the Atlantic. Father's Day has been celebrated in Ireland since sometime after the Second World War.

Father's Day

Celebrating Father’s Day

The most popular ways to celebrate Father’s Day are spending quality time with your dad and surprising him with a thoughtful Father's Day gift.

Spending time with dad
Whether he likes golf, football, bowling, fishing or any other sports or hobbies, Father’s Day is a great day to watch a match together with your dad, play some golf or go bowling, or just enjoy a spot of fishing with him.

Something thoughtful
Father's Day is the perfect day to spoil your dad with something thoughtful. This could include breakfast in bed, handmade crafts, a Father's Day card or a store-bought gift.

Father's Day gift ideas

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Father’s Day gift ideas

We wish you a happy Father’s Day!