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Swords & Balbriggan District Court Office

Address4 Bridge Street
Co. Dublin
Phone+353 1 888 6625 / 6623 / 6621
Fax+353 1 890 1714
Head of OfficeMr. Dermot O'Byrne District Court Clerk
Map Swords.

Hours of business:

Monday to Friday: 9.30 a.m. - 12.45 p.m. & 2.p.m. - 4.30 p.m.

About this office:

Family Law: domestic violence, maintenance of spouses and children, custody and guardianship of infants, family home protection.
Civil Business: Limit €15,000.
Licensing: Except annual licensing applications which are dealt with in the Licensing Office, Áras Uí Dhálaigh, Dublin 7.
Enforcement: Unlimited jurisdiction.
Small Claims.
Road Traffic Offences.
Criminal Business.
Business in relation to the Environmental Protection Agency, Control of Dogs, Local Authority and other matters that can be brought before the District Court by summons.

Swords Office: Public counter / private interview/consultation room.

Balbriggan Courthouse: Consultation room for legal practitioners. Wheelchair accessible.

Sittings details:

The courthouse at Swords:
Every Monday, 10.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. - criminal (hearings only).
Every Tuesday, 10.30 a.m. - criminal; 12.00 p.m. - family law (except third Tuesday of the month).
Every Wednesday, 10.30 a.m. - criminal; 12.00 p.m. - family law.
Third Tuesday of every month, 10.30 a.m. - civil.

The courthouse at Balbriggan:
Every Thursday (except the third Thursday of the month), 10.30 - criminal; 12.00 p.m. - family law.
Third Thursday of every month, 10.30 a.m. - civil.

How to get there:

By public transport to Swords
Dublin Bus - check www.dublinbus.ie

To reach the office on Bridge Street in Swords, turn left at the end of Main Street. The office is opposite The Pound Pub and beside the Castle Shopping Centre.

To reach the courthouse on North Street turn right at the end of the Main Street.

By public transport to Balbriggan
Dublin Bus - check www.dublinbus.ie
By train: Balbriggan can be reached by train from Dublin, Dundalk and Arklow. - check www.irishrail.ie

The Balbriggan courthouse is located at the Dublin end of Bridge Street beside St. George's Square, Balbriggan.


Related links:
District Court Rules
District Court Sittings
District Court Fees Order 
District Court Forms
Enforcement of judgments 

Business of the office
Small Claims Procedure 
Payment of court fees & excise duty 

Swords courthouse

Swords courthouse

Balbriggan courthouse

Balbriggan courthouse