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The Circuit Court

Sittings of the Circuit Court 2017

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Sittings Notices

Sittings of the court during 2017 within each circuit shall be held at the times set out hereunder as directed and appointed by the respective judges thereof.

(Where there are no dates given for counties contact the relevant court office for details)

Dublin Circuit

Northern Circuit

Eastern Circuit

South Eastern Circuit

Cork Circuit

Midland Circuit

South Western Circuit

Western Circuit

Dublin circuit:

Terms:

Hilary
11 January to 7 April

Easter
24 April to 1 June

Trinity
14 June to 31 July

Michaelmas
2 October to 21 December

County 

Place of Sittings 

Dates Circuit Court sittings

Dublin
(County Borough and County)

Dublin

11 January - 7 April

24 April - 1 June

14 June - 31 July

2 October - 21 December

 

Dublin - Licensing
Court no. 28

19 January
16 February
23 March

27 April,
18 May

22 June
20 July

19 October,
16 November
14 December

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Cork circuit:

Terms:

Hilary
11 January to 7 April

Easter
24 April to 1 June

Trinity
14 June to 31 July

Michaelmas
2 October to 21 December

County 

Place of Sittings 

Dates of Circuit Court sittings

Cork

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cork (civil)

11 January - 7 April

24 April - 1 June

14 - 31 July

2 October - 21 December

Cork (city criminal dist. 19)

6 February - 3rd March

8 May - 1 June

19 - 30 June

23 October - 24 November

Cork (county criminal dist. 18 & 20)

7 February - 3rd March

9 May - 1 June

20 - 30 June

24 October - 24 November

Cork (family)

11 - 27 January
20 February - 24 March

24 April - 19 May

14 June - 14 July

2 - 13 October
23 October - 10 November
11 - 15 December

Cork (state appeals)

12 January,
19 January,
9 March,
24 March

25 April, 4 May

15 June, 13 July

4 October, 15 December

Bandon

26 and 27 January

-

25 and 26 July

12 to 14 December

Bantry sitting at Skibbereen

7 April

-

21 July

8 December

Clonakilty

24 and 25 January

-

-

5 and 6 October

Fermoy

14 and 15 March

-

18 and 19 July

5 and 6 December

Macroom

21 - 23 March

-

-

10, 12 and 13 October

Mallow

28 - 31 March

2 - 4 May

11 - 14 July

28 November to 1 December

Midleton

4 and 5 April

-

4 and 5 July

3 and 4 October

Skibbereen

6 April

-

20 July

7 December

Youghal

11 January

-

27 July

-

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Northern circuit:

Terms:

Hilary
11 January to 7 April

Easter
24 April to 1 June

Trinity
14 June to 31 July

Michaelmas
2 October to 21 December

County 

Place of Sittings 

Dates of Circuit Court sittings

Cavan

 

Cavan

28 February (3 weeks)

-

18 July (2 weeks)

21 November (2 weeks)

Cavan (special)

-

16 May (1 week)

-

5 December (1 week)

Donegal

 

 

 

 

 

Letterkenny

24 January (3 weeks)

25 April (2 weeks)

14 June (2 weeks 3 days)

5 December (2 weeks 3 days)

Letterkenny (special)

14 February (1 week family law)

-

-

3 October (2 weeks)

Buncrana

-

17 May (3 days)

12 July (3 days)

15 November (2 days)

Buncrana (special)

11 January (1 week 3 days)

23 May (1 week)

14 June (3 days)

-

Donegal

21 March (2 weeks)

-

-

24 October (2 weeks)

Donegal (special)

-

-

20 June (2 weeks)

-

Leitrim

 

 

Carrick on Shannon

14 February (2 weeks)

9 May (1 week)

4 July (1 week)

7 November (1 week)

Carrick on Shannon - family (special)

17 January (1 week)

-

-

-

Manorhamilton (The Glens Centre)

-

16 May

11 July

14   November

Monaghan

 

 

 

Monaghan

11 January (1 week 3 days)

23 May (1 week 3 days)

 

3 October   (2 weeks)

Monaghan (special)

-

-

4 July (2 weeks)

-

Carrickmacross

4 April (1 week)

-

-

17 October (1 week)

Carrickmacross (special)

-

-

-

-

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Midland circuit:

Terms:

Hilary
11 January to 7 April

Easter
24 April to 1 June

Trinity
14 June to 31 July

Michaelmas
2 October to 21 December

County 

Place of Sittings 

Dates of Circuit Court sittings

Laois

Portlaoise (civil)

17 January (1 week)

25 April (1 week)

-

10 October (1 week)

Portlaoise (criminal)

28 February (2 weeks)

-

14 June (2 weeks)

28 November (2 weeks)

Portlaoise (family)

11 January (1 week)
4 April (1 week)

-

-

3 October (1 week)

Portlaoise (special civil & family)

-

-

-

-

Longford

Longford (civil & family)

7 March (2 weeks)

-

4 July (1 week)
25 July (1 week)

12 Dec (2 weeks)

Longford (criminal)

14 February (2 Weeks)

23 May (2 weeks)

-

14 November (2 weeks) 

Offaly

Tullamore (civil & family)

 21 February (2 weeks)

 -

20 June (2 weeks)

31 October (2 weeks

Tullamore (criminal)

31 January (2 weeks)

25 April (2 weeks)

 -

3 October (2 weeks)

Roscommon

Roscommon (civil & family)

24 January (2 weeks)

2 May (2 weeks)

 -

14 November (1 week)
5 December (1 week)

Roscommon (criminal)

14 March (2 weeks)

 - 

27 June (2 weeks)

31 October (weeks)

Sligo

Sligo (special criminal)

16 January (1 day)

 25 April (2 weeks)

 -  -

Sligo (civil & family)

7 February (2 weeks)

16 May (1 week)

13 June (1 week)

17 October (2 weeks)

Sligo (criminal)

28 March (2 Weeks)

 -

18 July (2 weeks)

12 December (2 Weeks)

Westmeath

Mullingar (civil)

22 and 29 March (2 days)

24 and 31 May (2 days)

12 and 19 July (2 days)

22 and 29 November (2 days)

Mullingar - sitting at Tullamore (criminal)

10 January (3 weeks)

9 May (2 weeks)

-

17 October (2 weeks)

Athlone (civil & family)

21, 23, 24 March (3 days)
28, 30, 31 March (3 days)

23, 25, 26 May (3 days)
30 May, 1, 2 June (3 days)

11, 13, 14 July (3 days)
18, 20,21 July (3 days)

21, 23, 24 November (3 days)
28, 30 November, 1 December (3 days)

 

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South Western circuit:

Terms:

Hilary
11 January to 7 April

Easter
24 April to 1 June

Trinity
14 June to 31 July

Michaelmas
2 October to 21 December

County 

Place of Sittings 

Dates of Circuit Court sittings

Clare

Ennis (civil & family)

6 February (1 week)
6 March (4 weeks)

15 May (1 weeks)

14 June (1 weeks)
17 July(2 weeks)

16 October (2 weeks)
4 December (3 weeks)

Ennis (criminal)

13 February (3 weeks)

24 April (3 weeks)

19 June (4 weeks)

31 October (4 weeks)

Kilrush

24 January

9 May

27 June

10 October

Kerry

Tralee (civil & family)

11 January (5 weeks)

24 April (2 weeks)

14 June (3 weeks)

 

2 October (4 weeks)
11 December (2 weeks)

Tralee (criminal)

13 February (5 weeks)

8 May (3 weeks)

3 July (4 weeks)

30 October (5 weeks)

Killarney

23 and 24 March

1 June

26 - 28 July

7 and 8 December

Listowel

21 and 22   March

30 and 31 May

25 July

5 and 6 December

Limerick

Limerick (civil & family)

10 January (3 weeks)
14 February (8 weeks)

9 May (4 weeks)

27 June (4 weeks)

3 October (2 weeks)
31 October (6 weeks)
19 December (1 week)

Limerick (criminal)

10 January (5 weeks)
4 April (1 week)

25 April (6 weeks)

13 June (3 weeks)
25 July (1 week)

3 October (4 weeks)
12 December (1 week)

Newcastlewest

25 January

10 May

28 June

11 October

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South Eastern circuit:

Terms:

Hilary
11 January to 7 April

Easter
24 April to 1 June

Trinity
14 June to 31 July

Michaelmas
2 October to 21 December

County 

Place of Sittings 

Dates of Circuit Court sittings

Carlow

Carlow (civil)

11 January (1 week)
4 April (2 days)

30 May (1 week)

20 June (2 days)

3 October (1 week)

Carlow (criminal)

14 February (3 weeks)

25 April (2 weeks)

27 June (2 weeks)

21 November (3 weeks)

Carlow (family)

24 January (1 week)
6 April (2 days)

23 May (1 week)

22 June (2 days)

10 October (1 week)

Carlow (DCA)

28 March (1 week)

-

-

17 October (1 week)

Kilkenny

Kilkenny (civil)

21 March (2 weeks)

16 May (1 week)

25 July (1 week)

6 November (1 week)

Kilkenny (criminal)

31 January (3 weeks)

23 May (2 weeks)

14 Julne (3 weeks

28 November (3 weeks)

Kilkenny (family)

14 March (1 week

9 May (1 week)

11 July (1 week)

24 October (1 week)

Kilkenny (DCA *)

24 January (1 week)
4 April (1 week)

 -

 -

 19 December (3 days)

Tipperary

Clonmel (civil)

17 January (1 week)

-

14 June (3 days)

17 October (1 week)

Clonmel (family)

7 February (1 week)

25 April (2 weeks)

11 July (1 week)

24 October (1 week)
19 December (3 days)

Clonmel (criminal)

14 February (5 weeks)

2 May (4 weeks)

4 July (4 weeks)

14 November (5 weeks)

Clonmel (DCA)

4 April (1 week)

-

-

7 November (1 week)

Nenagh (civil)

7 March (1 week)

9 May (1 week)

18 July (1 week)

31 October (1 week)

Nenagh (family)

21 March (1 week)

16 May (1 week)

25 July (1 week)

7 November (1 week)

Nenagh (criminal)

11 January (4 weeks)

-

14 June (3 weeks)

3 October (4 weeks)

Nenagh (DCA)

28 March (1 week)

-

-

31 October (1 week)

Nenagh (sentences)

-

25 April (1 week)

-

-

Thurles

7 February (1 week)

-

4 July (1 week)

19 December (3 days)

Tipperary sitting at Clonmel

21 March (1 week)

30 May (3 days)

-

14 November (3 days)

Waterford

Dungarvan

31 January (1 week)
21 March (1 week)

-

18 July (1 week)

12 December (1 week)

Waterford (civil)

28 March (2 weeks)

23 May (1 week)

-

10 October (2 weeks)

Waterford (criminal)

11 January (7 weeks)

25 April (4 weeks)

4 July (4 weeks)

24 October (6 weeks)

Waterford (DCA)

14 March (3 days)

-

14 June (3 days)

5 December (1 week)

Waterford (family)

28 February (2 weeks)

30 May (3 days)

-

3 October (1 week)
12 December (1 week)

Waterford sitting at Dungarvan

-

-

20 June (2 weeks)

-

Wexford

Wexford (civil & family)

11 January (1 week)
31 January (2 weeks)
21 February (7 weeks)

30 May (1 week)

14 June (2 weeks)

3 October (3 weeks)
28 Nov ember (4 weeks)

Wexford (criminal)

17 January (4 weeks)

25 April (4 weeks)

27 June (4 weeks)

24 October (4 weeks)

Wexford (DCA)

14 February (1 week)

23 May (1 week)

25 July (1 week)

21 November (1 week)

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Western circuit:

Terms

Hilary
11 January to 7 April

Easter
24 April to 1 June

Trinity
14 June to 31 July

Michaelmas
2 October to 21 December

County

Place of Sittings

Dates of Circuit Court sittings

Galway

Galway (criminal)

10 January (3 weeks)
21 February (7 weeks)

9 May (4 weeks)

18 June (3 days)

31 October (6 weeks)

Galway (DCA)

26 - 27 January
30 - 31 March

1 June (2 days)

21 July (1 day)

12 October (2 days)
12 December (2 days)

Galway (civil)

10 January (1 week)
24 January (1 week)
21 February (3 weeks 3 days)
21 March (1 Week)

9 May (1 week)
25 May (1week)

13 June (1 week)
18 July (1 week)
27 July (2 days)

10 October (2 days)
31 October (3 weeks)
28 November (2 weeks)

Galway (family)

31 January (1 week)
21 March (1 week)

16 May (1 week)

4 July (1 week)

3 October (1 week)
21 November (1 week)
15 December (1 day)

Clifden

8 February

25 April (2 days)

25 July (2 days)

24 October (2 days)

Loughrea

7, 9 and 10 February

27 April (2 days)

-

26 October (2 days)

Mayo

Ballina

15 February (2 days)

11 May (2 days)

27 July (2 days)

23 November (2 days)

Castlebar (civil)

24 January (1 week)
14 February (1 day)

25 April (2 weeks)
9 May (1 day)

27 June (1 week)
25 July (1day)

17 October (1 week)
21 November (1 week)

Castlebar (criminal)

31 January (3 weeks)

 

13 June (4 weeks)

3 October (4 weeks)

Castlebar (DCA)

7 February (1 day)

25 April (1 day)

13 June (1 day)

10 October (1 day)

Castlebar (family)

17 January (1 week)
28 March (2 weeks)

30 May (1 week)

11 July (1 week)

7 November (1 week)
28 November (2 days)

Westport

17 February (1 day)

10 May (1 day)

26 July (1 day)

30 November (2 days)

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Eastern circuit:

Terms:

Hilary
11 January to 7 April

Easter
24 April to 1 June

Trinity
14 June to 31 July

Michaelmas
2 October to 21 December

County 

Place of Sittings 

Dates of Circuit Court sittings

Kildare

Naas (civil)

24 Januar5y (2 weeks)

9 May (3 weeks)
30 May (3 days)

 -

17 October (2 weeks)

 

Naas (licensing)

24 January

9 May

 -

17 October

 

Naas (criminal)

21 February (3 weeks)

 -

14 June (3 weeks)

 14 November (3 weeks)

 

Naas (additional criminal)

10 January (3 weeks)
14 March (3 days)
21 March (2 weeks)

 -

4 July (2 weeks)

5 December (2 weeks)
19 December (3 days)

 

Naas (DCA - criminal)

7 February (3 days)
4 April (1 week)

 -

18 July (3 days)

 31 October (3 days)

 

Naas (family)

11 January (2 weeks)

25 April (2 weeks)

25 July (1 week)

3 October (2 weeks)

 

Athy

10 February

 -

21 July

3 November

Meath

Trim (civil)

28 March (1 week)
4 April (2 days)

 -

18 July (1 week)
25 July (2 days)

12 December (1 week)

 

Trim (criminal)

31 January (6 weeks)

16 May (3 weeks)

14 June (3 weeks)

24 October (6 weeks)

 

Trim (family)

14 March (3 days)
21 March (1 week)

25 April (1 week)

11 July (1 week)

3 October (1 week)
5 December (1 week)
21 December (1 day)

 

Trim (licensing)

17 February

1 June

28 July

10 November

 

Trim (DCA - criminal)

6 April (2 days)

 -

27 July (2 days)

19 December (2 days)

Louth

Dundalk (civil)

 -

 -

 -

28 November (3 days)

 

Dundalk (criminal)

10 January (6 weeks)

25 April (6 weeks)

 -

3 October (6 weeks)

 

Dundalk (family)

21 February (1 week)

 -

 -

14 November (1 week)

 

Dundalk (civil/family)

28 February ( week)
7 March (2 days)
14 March (3 weeks)

2 May (1 week)

14 June (2 weeks)

21 November (1 week)

 

Dundalk (DCA)

 9 March (2 days)

 -

 -

1 December

Wicklow

Wicklow sitting at Bray (civil)

31 January (2 weeks)

16 May (1 week)

27 June (2 weeks)

24 October (2 weeks)

 

Wicklow sitting at Bray (family)

14 February (1 week)

9 May (1 week)
30 May (3 days)

14 June (2 weeks)

17 October (1 week)
7 November (1 week)

 

Wicklow sitting at Bray (criminal)

 

11 January (3 weeks)
14 March (3 days)
21 March (3 weeks)

-

4 July (4 weeks)

5 December (2 weeks)
19 December (3 days)

 

Wicklow sitting at Bray (DCA)

 -

 23 May (1 week)

 -

 10 October (1 week)

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* DCA = district court appeals

 

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Updated: 15 March 2017