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The Circuit Court

Sittings of the Circuit Court 2019

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Sittings Notices

Sittings of the court during 2019 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 12 April

Easter 
29 April to 6 June

Trinity
19 June to 31 July

Michaelmas
7 October to 21 December

County 

Place of Sittings 

Dates Circuit Court sittings

Dublin
(County Borough and County)

 

Dublin

11 January - 12 April

29 April - 6 June

19 June - 31 July

7 October - 21 December

Dublin - (licensing)
Court no. 28

17 January
14 February
14 March
11 April

16 May

 

20 June
18 July

17 October
14 November
12 December

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Cork circuit:

Terms:

Hilary
11 January to 12 April

Easter 
29 April to 6 June

Trinity
19 June to 31 July

Michaelmas
7 October to 21 December

County 

Place of Sittings 

Dates of Circuit Court sittings

Cork

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cork (civil)

11 January - 12 April

29 April - 6 June

19 June - 31 July

7 October - 21 December

Cork (city criminal dist. 19)

4 February - 1 March

7 - 31 May

24 June - 5 July

29 October - 29 November

Cork (county criminal dist. 18 & 20)

5 February - 1 March

8 - 31 may

25 June - 5 July

30 October - 29 November

Cork (family)

11 - 25 January
18 February - 15 March
1  - 12 April

29 April - 17 May
3 - 6 June

19 - 21 June
8 - 26 July

7 - 18 October
11 - 29 November
9 - 20 December

Cork (state appeals)

15 & 24 January
7 & 21 March
4 April

2 May
6 June

21 June
18 July

9 & 16 October
12 December

Bandon

5 - 6 March

4 - 5 June

 -

10 - 12 December

Bantry sitting at Skibbereen

20 March

-

17 July

6 December

Clonakilty

22 - 23 January

-

-

10 - 11 October

Fermoy

9 - 10 April

-

19 - 20 June

3 - 4 December

Macroom

26 - 28 March

-

-

15, 17 & 18 October

Mallow

12 - 15 March

30 April - 2 May

23 - 25 July

17 - 20 December

Midleton

2 - 3 April

-

9 - 10 July

8 - 9 October

Skibbereen

19 March

-

16 July

5 December

Youghal

16 January

-

30 July

-

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Northern circuit:

Terms:

Hilary
11 January to 12 April

Easter 
29 April to 6 June

Trinity
19 June to 31 July

Michaelmas
7 October to 21 December

County 

Place of Sittings 

Dates of Circuit Court sittings

Cavan

 

Cavan

       

Cavan (special)

       

Donegal

 

 

 

 

 

Letterkenny

       

Letterkenny (special)

       

Buncrana

       

Buncrana (special)

       

Donegal

       

Donegal (special)

       

Leitrim

 

 

Carrick on Shannon

26 February (2 weeks)

14 May (1 week)

2 July (1 week)

12 November (1 week)

Carrick on Shannon - criminal (special)

22 Janury (3 weeks)

 -

-

-

Manorhamilton (The Glens Centre)

-

21 May

9 July

19 November

Monaghan

 

 

 

Monaghan

       

Monaghan (special)

       

Carrickmacross

       

Carrickmacross (special)

       

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Midland circuit:

Terms:

Hilary
11 January to 12 April

Easter 
29 April to 6 June

Trinity
19 June to 31 July

Michaelmas
7 October to 21 December

County 

Place of Sittings 

Dates of Circuit Court sittings

Laois

Portlaoise (civil)

19 February (1 week)

4 June (3 days)

-

12 November (1 week)

Portlaoise (criminal)

19 March (4 weeks)

-

19 June (3 weeks)

3 December (3 weeks) 

Portlaoise (family)

12 February (1 week)

28 May (1 week)

-

5 November (1 week

Longford

Longford (civil & family)

12 March (2 weeks)

-

2 July (2 weeks)

3 December (1 week)

Longford (criminal)

15 January (3 weeks)

30 April (2 weeks)

- 8 October (2 weeks)

Offaly

Tullamore (civil & family)

15 January (2 weeks)

30 April (2 weeks)

-

8 October (2 weeks)

Tullamore (criminal)

26 February (3 weeks)

28 May (2 weeks)

-

12 November (3 weeks)

Roscommon

Roscommon (civil & family)

       

Roscommon (criminal)

       

Sligo

Sligo (civil & family)

29 January (2 weeks)

14 May (2 weeks)

-

22 October (2 weeks)

Sligo (criminal)

12 February (weeks)
26 March (2 weeks)

28 May (2 weeks)

-

5 November (3 weeks)

Westmeath

Mullingar (civil)

       

Mullingar - sitting at Tullamore (criminal)

       

Athlone (civil & family)

       

 

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South Western circuit:

Terms:

Hilary
11 January to 12 April

Easter 
29 April to 6 June

Trinity
19 June to 31 July

Michaelmas
7 October to 21 December

County 

Place of Sittings 

Dates of Circuit Court sittings

Clare

Ennis (civil & family)

22 January (3 weeks)
26 March (2 weeks)

21 May (3 weeks)

16 July (3 weeks)

15 October (2 weeks)
19 November (4 weeks)

Ennis (criminal)

12 February (4 weeks)

30 April (3 weeks)

19 June (4 weeks)

29 October (3 weeks) 

Kilrush

22 January

14 May

9 July

5 November

Kerry

Tralee (civil & family)

11 January (4 weeks)
28 March (3 weeks)

28 May (2 weeks)

19 June (1 week)
30 July (1 week)

8 October (4 weeks)
17 December (1 week)

Tralee (criminal)

12 February (6 weeks)

30 April (3 weeks)

25 June (4 weeks)

5 November (5 weeks)

Killarney

7 February (2 days)

23 May (2 days)

23 July (2 days)

12 December (2 days)

Listowel

5 February (2 days)

21 May (2 days)

25 July (2 days)

10 December (2 days)

Limerick

Limerick (civil & family)

11 January (3 weeks)
12 February (1 week)
5 March (4 weeks)

30 April (6 weeks)

18 June (7 weeks)

8 October (2 weeks)
5 November (2 weeks)

Limerick (criminal)

11 January (5 weeks)
26 March (3 weeks)

30 April (6 weeks)

18 June (7 weeks)

8 October (4 weeks)
10 December (2 weeks)

Newcastlewest

23 January

15 May

10 July

6 November

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South Eastern circuit:

Terms:

Hilary
11 January to 12 April

Easter 
29 April to 6 June

Trinity
19 June to 31 July

Michaelmas
7 October to 21 December

County 

Place of Sittings 

Dates of Circuit Court sittings

Carlow

Carlow (civil)

14 January (4 days)
8 April (2 days)

13 May (4 days)

19 June (3 days)

11 November (3 days)

Carlow (criminal)

4 February (3 weeks)

29 April (2 weeks)

1 July (2 weeks)

21 October (3 weeks)

Carlow (family)

28 January (1 week)
8 April (2 days)

27 May (1 week)

22 July (1 week)

2 November (1 week)

Carlow (DCA)

11 March (1 week)

-

-

7 October (1 week)

 Kilkenny 

 

 

 

 

Kilkenny (civil)

14 January (1 week)
4 March (1 week)

13 May (1 week)

15 July (1 week)

18 November (2 weeks)

Kilkenny (criminal)

28 January (4 weeks)

29 April (3 weeks)

24 June 3 weeks)

7 October (4 weeks)

Kilkenny (family)

21 January (1 week)
18 March (1 week)

20 May (1 week)

8 July (1 week)

4 November (2 weeks)

Kilkenny (DCA *)

11 March (1 week)

27 May (1 week)

22 July (1 week)

2 December (1 week)

Tipperary

Clonmel (civil)

22 January (1 week)

7 May (1 week)

22 June (1 week)

15 October (1 week)

Clonmel (family)

19 March (1 week)

-

2 July (1 week)

29 October (1 week)
17 December (1 week)

Clonmel (criminal)

26 February (5 weeks)

21 May (3 weeks)

9 July (4 weeks)

5 November (5 weeks)

Clonmel (DCA)

9 April (1 week)

- -

17 December (1 week)

Nenagh (civil)

5 March (1 week)

28 May (1 week)

23 July (1 week)

26 November (1 week)

Nenagh (family)

26 February (1 week)

21 May (1 week)

16 July (1 week)

12 November (2 weeks)

Nenagh (criminal)

11 January (5 weeks)

30 April (3 weeks)

25 June (2 weeks)

8 October (4 weeks)

Nenagh (DCA)

19 February (1 week)

-

-

10 December (1 week)

Thurles

12 February (1 week)

-

19 June (3 days)

5 November (1 week)

Tipperary sitting at Clonmel

2 April (1 week)

4 June (3 days)

-

10 December (1 week)

Waterford

Dungarvan

29 January (1 week)
9 April (1 week)

28 May (1 week)

23 July (1 week)

17 December (1 week)

Waterford (civil)

12 February (2 weeks)

30 April (1 week)

19 June (2 weeks)

15 October (1 week)
19 November (2 weeks)

Waterford (criminal)

11 January - 8 February
26 February (5 weeks)

30 April (4 weeks)

25 June (4 weeks)

8 October (7 weeks)

Waterford (DCA)

2 April (1 week)

4 June (3 days)

30 July (2 days)

10 December (1 week)

Waterford (family)

5 February (1 week)
19 March (2 weeks)

21 May (1 week)

16 July (1 week)

8 October (1 week)
26 November (2 weeks)

Wexford

Wexford (civil & family)

       

Wexford (criminal)

       

Wexford (DCA)

       

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Western circuit:

Terms:

Hilary
11 January to 12 April

Easter
29 April to 6 June

Trinity
19 June to 31 July

Michaelmas
7 October to 21 December

County 

Place of Sittings 

Commencement date and duration of Circuit Court sittings

Galway

 

 

 

 

 

 

Galway (criminal)

11 January (1 day)
15 January (2 weeks)
19 February (6 weeks)

30 April (4 weeks)

19 June (3 weeks)

14 October (1 day)
5 November (7 weeks)

Galway (DCA)

29 January (1 week)

29 May (3 days)

9 July (1 week)

15 October (1 week)
17 December (2 days)

Galway (civil)

15 January (2 weeks)
26 February (3 weeks)

30 April (1 week)
14 May (1 week)

19 June (3 days)
9 July (1 week)
25 July (2 days)
29 July (3 days)

15 October (1 week)
5 November (3 weeks)
3 December (1 week)
19 December (1 day)

Galway (sentencing)

 -

 -

23 July (1 week)

 -

Galway (family)

29 January (1 week)
19 March (1 week)

7 May (1 week)

25 June (1 week)

8 October (1 week)
26 November (1 week)
20 December (1 day)

Clifden

12 February (2 days)

4 June (2 days)

23 July (2 days)

22 October (2 days)

Loughrea

5, 7 & 8 February

28th, 30 & 31 May

 -

29, 31 October & 1 November

Mayo

 

 

 

 

 

Ballina

20 February (2 days)

7 May (2 days)

2 July (3 days)

28 November (2 days)

Castlebar (civil)

22 January (1 week)
19 February (1 day)

 -

18 June (2 weeks)

 

22 October (1 week)
26 November (2 days)

Castlebar (criminal)

29 January (3 weeks)

28 May (2 weeks)

9 July (2 weeks)

8 October (4 weeks)

Castlebar (DCA)

 -

 -

 -

15 October (1 day)

Castlebar (family)

15 January (1 week)
26 March (2 weeks)

25 May(1 week)

23 July (1 week)

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

Westport

22 February (1 day)

9 May (2 days)

5 July (1 day)

5 December (2 days)

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Eastern circuit:

Terms:

Hilary
11 January to 12 April

Easter 
29 April to 6 June

Trinity
19 June to 31 July

Michaelmas
7 October to 21 December

County 

Place of Sittings 

Dates of Circuit Court sittings

Kildare

Naas (civil)

       

Naas (licensing)

       

Naas (criminal)

       

Naas (additional criminal)

       

Naas (DCA - criminal)

       

Naas (family)

       

Athy

       

Meath

Trim (civil)

       

Trim (criminal)

       

Trim (family)

       

Trim (licensing)

       

Trim (DCA - criminal)

       

Louth

Dundalk (civil)

26 March (2 weeks)

4 June (3 days)

-

10 December (2 weeks)

Dundalk (criminal)

 11 January (7 weeks)

30 April (3 weeks)
28 May (2 weeks)

2 July (3 weeks)

8 October (6 weeks)

Dundalk (family)

5 March (3 weeks)

21 May (1 week)

-

19 November (2 weeks)

Dundalk (civil/family)

-

28 may (1 week)

19 June (3 days)
25 June (1 week)

3 December (1 week)

Dundalk (DCA)

9 April (1 week)

-

19 June (3 days)

26 November (1 week)

Dundalk (licensing)

8 February
1 March

17 May
16 June

18 July

25 October
14 November
20 December

Wicklow

Wicklow sitting at Bray (civil)

       

Wicklow sitting at Bray (family)

       

Wicklow sitting at Bray (criminal)

       

Wicklow sitting at Bray (DCA)

       

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* DCA = district court appeals

 

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Updated: 15 Octoberr 2018