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Galway Court Office

Courthouse Square
Phone+353 91 511500
Fax+353 91 564895
Head of OfficeMs. Pattie Mulkerrin
Map Galway City.

Hours of business:

Monday to Friday: 10.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. & 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Additional contact details:


About this office:

Galway Circuit Court Lists are published in the Circuit Court Legal Diary 

District Court:

This office administers the district court areas of Galway, Clifden, Derrynea, Gort & Tuam.

All garda criminal matters - charge sheets & summonses - are taken on each Monday and on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesday at 10.30 a.m.

All non-garda prosecutions, that is, state solicitors, local authority prosecutions, private prosecutions etc. and all applications (licensing etc.) are taken on the 1st Tuesday of each month only.

Family law cases are heard on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.

The only exception to the above is the annual licensing court in September which, per the rules, has to be the last court in the month.

The August courts are on each Tuesday in August.

How to get there:

Galway City - the courthouse is located five minutes walk from the city centre.

From the railway/bus station cross Eyre Square, turn right at the corner of Brown Thomas department store and proceed up Eglinton St.

The courthouse is located opposite the Town Hall Theatre and next to the Salmon Weir Bridge and Galway Cathedral.

Parking is available at the Cathedral carpark and at the Dyke Road carpark which is situated off the Headford Road, a short walk from the courthouse. There are also smaller carparks at Newtownsmyth and Market Street. There are also five multi-storey carparks around the centre of the city.

Local facilities:

The city is well served by bus routes from all over Ireland, both by Bus Éireann and private coach operators and there is also a frequent bus service to all parts of Galway city. Five trains arrive in and out of Galway daily on the Dublin / Galway route.

Taxis are available at the taxi rank at Eyre Square.

For meals and refreshments there are several coffee shops and pubs in the vicinity of the courthouse. Pub food (carvery) from 12.30 to 3.00 p.m. daily.

Gort (District No. 12) is located 24 miles south of the city on the Galway to Limerick road. The courthouse is located in the town square.

Tuam (District No. 4) is located 22 miles North East of Galway on the Sligo / Castlebar road. The court is currently held at Weir Road, Tuam.

Other information:

County Registrar Ms. Marian Chambers-Higgins


Related links:


Circuit Court Rules
District Court Rules


Circuit Court Sittings
District Court Sittings
County Registrar's sittings
District Court Sittings

Court Fees:

Circuit Court Fees Order
District Court Fees Order
Payment of court fees & excise duty


Circuit Court forms
District Court Forms


Circuit Court Judgments
Enforcement of judgments 


Role of County Registrar

Circuit Legal Diary

Business of the office

Appeals to the Circuit Court
Civil - Circuit Court
Civil - District Court
Criminal - Circuit Court
Criminal - District Court
Family - Circuit Court
Family - District Court
Ground rent
Judgment sets
Jury service
Licensing - Circuit Court
Licensing - District Court
Small Claims Procedure

Galway courthouse

Galway courthouse history