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In this section you will find the schedules of the western court areas, venues, sitting days and starting times of Circuit Courts in 2020/2021

WESTERN CIRCUIT

Galway (2023):

Place of Sitting

Hilary
11 January - 31 March

Easter
17 April - 25 May

Trinity
7 June - 31 July

Michaelmas
2 October - 21 December

Galway (criminal)

17 January (3 weeks)
7 March (1 week)
21 March (1 week)

18 April (5 weeks)

6 June (3 weeks)

2 October (1 day)
27 October (1 day)
31 October (7 weeks)

Galway (DCA)

28 March (3 days)

-

29 June (2 days)

12 December (2 days)

Galway (civil)

17 January (2 weeks)
7 February (2 weeks)

9 May (1 week)
23 May (3 days)

13 June (1 week)
25 July (1 week)

10 October (1 week)
7 November (2 weeks)
14 December (1 day)

Galway (sentencing)

10 January (1 week)
14 March (3 days)

23 May (3 days)

-

-

Galway (family)

31 January (1 week)
21 March (2 weeks) 

16 May (1 week)

6 June (1 week)
25 July (4 days)

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

Clifden

28 February (2 days)

- 27 June (2 days) 17 October (2 days)

Loughrea

21 February (DCA) ,
22 February (3 days)

- 4, 6 & 7 July (sentence)

24 October (DCA)
25 October (3 days)

 

Mayo (2023):

Place of Sitting

Hilary
11 January - 31 March
Easter
17 April - 25 May
Trinity
7 June - 31 July
Michaelmas
2 October - 21 December

Ballina

7 March (2 days)

2 May

13 July (2 days)

19 October (2 days)

Castlebar (civil)

2 March (2 days)
9 March (2 days)

 

25 April (1 week)
3 May (3 days)

11 July (2 days)

28 November (1 week) 

Castlebar (criminal)

7 February (4 weeks)

- 27 June (4 weeks) 3 October (4 weeks)

Castlebar (DCA)

-

-

-

-

Castlebar (family)

11 January (3 days)
14 March (3 days)

 

18 April (4 days)

20 June (1 week)

31 October (1 week)
5 December (1 week)

Galway (2022):

Place of Sitting

Hilary
11 January - 8 April

Easter
25 April - 2 June

Trinity
15 June - 29 July

Michaelmas
3 October - 21 December

Galway (criminal)

11 January (2 weeks)
15 February (7 weeks)

26 April (2 weeks)
24 May (1 week and 3 days)

15 June (3 weeks)

1 November (7 weeks)

Galway (DCA)

25 January (1 week)
15 March (3 days)

-

19 July (2 days)

4 October (1 week)
13 December (2 days)

Galway (civil)

11 January (2 weeks)
1 March (2 weeks)

26 April (2 weeks)

15 June (3 days)
26 July (1 week)

11 October (1 week)
8 November (2 weeks)
29 November (1 week)

Galway (sentencing)

-

-

6 July (3 days)

-

Galway (family)

25 January (1 week)
15 March (3 days)
29 March (1 week) 

24 May (1 week)

21 June (1 week)
12 July (2 days)

4 October (1 week)
22  November (1 week)
17 December (1 day)

Clifden

8 February (2 days)

11 May (1 day)

21 July (2 days)

18 October (2 days)

Loughrea

1 (DCA) , 3 & 4 February

10 , 12 &13 May 

-

25 October (1 week)

 

Mayo (2022):

Place of Sitting

Hilary
11 January - 8 April
Easter
25 April - 2 June
Trinity
15 June - 29 July
Michaelmas
3 October - 21 December

Ballina

17 February (2 days)

31 May

14 July (2 days)

20 October (2 days)

Castlebar (civil)

10 February (2 days)
15 February (2 days)
22 March (2 days)

17 May (1 week)
1 June (2 days)

28 June (1 week)

29 November (1 week and 2 days) 

Castlebar (criminal)

25 January (3 weeks)

10 May (2 weeks)

12 July (3 weeks)

4 October (4 weeks)

Castlebar (DCA)

-

-

-

-

Castlebar (family)

22 February (1 week)
24 March (2 days)

-

5 July (1 week and 2 days)

1 November (1 week)
8 December (2 days)

Galway (2021):

Place of Sitting

Hilary
11 January - 26 March

Easter
12 April - 20 May

Trinity
2 June - 31 July

Michaelmas
4 October - 21 December

Galway (criminal)

12 January (2 weeks)
16 February (6 weeks)

13 April (2 weeks)
11 May (1 week & 3 days)

8 June (3 weeks)

2 November (7 weeks)

Galway (DCA)*

26 January (1 week)

-

2 June (3 days)

12 October (1 week)
14 December (2 days)

Galway (civil)

12 January (2 weeks)
2 March (2 weeks)

11 May (1 week & 3 days)

8 June (1 week)
22 July (2 days)
27 July (1 week)

12 October (1 week)
9 November (2 weeks)
30 November (1 week)
16 December (1 day)

Galway (sentencing)

-

-

20 July (1 week)

-

Galway (family)

26 January (1 week)
16 March (3 days)

13 April (1 week)

15 June (1 week)

5 October (1 week)
23 November (1 week)
17 December (1 day)

Clifden

9 February (2 days)

28 April (1 day)

20th July (2 days)

19 October (2 days)

Loughrea

2 February (DCA)
4 & 5 February 

27, 29 & 30 April 

-

26 October (1 week)

 

Mayo (2021):

Place of Sitting

Hilary
11 January - 26 March
Easter
12 April - 20 May
Trinity
2 June - 31 July
Michaelmas
4 October - 21 December

Ballina

18 February (2 days)

-

2 June (1 day)

29 June (2 days)

21 October (2 days)

Castlebar (civil)

11 February (2 days)
16 February (2 days)
23 March (2 days)

4 May (1 week)

3 June (2 days)

13 July (1 week)

30 November (1 week and 2 days) 

Castlebar (criminal)

26 January (3 weeks)

27 April (2 weeks)

29 June (3 weeks)

5 October (4 weeks)

Castlebar (DCA)*

-

-

-

12 October (1 day)

Castlebar (family)

23 February (1 week)
25 March (2 days)

-

1 July (2 days & 1 week)

2 November (1 week)
9 December (2 days)

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


DCA = district court appeals

Galway (2020):

Place of Sitting

Hilary
13 January - 12 April

Easter
20 April - 28 May

Trinity
10 June - 31 July

Michaelmas
5 October - 21 December

Galway (criminal)

14 January (2 weeks)
18 February (7 weeks)

21 April (2 weeks)
19 May (1 week and 3 days)

16 June (2 weeks)

12 October (1 day)
3 November (7 weeks)

Galway (DCA)*

28 January (1 week)

-

10 June (3 days)

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

Galway (civil)

14 January (2 weeks)
25 February (3 weeks)

19 May (2 weeks)

16 June (1 week)
23 July (2 days)
28 July (1 week)

13 October (1 week)
3 November (3 weeks)
1 December (1 week)
17 December (1 day)

Galway (sentencing)

-

-

21 July (1 week)

-

Galway (family)

28 January (1 week)
18 March (3 days)

21 April (1 week)

23 June (1 week)

6 October (1 week)
24 November (1 week)
18 December (1 day)

Clifden

11 February (2 days)

6 May (1 day)

21 July (2 days)

20 October (2 days)

Loughrea

4, 6 and 7 February

5, 7, and 8 May

-

27 October (1 week)

 

Mayo (2020):

Place of Sitting

Hilary
13 January - 3 April
Easter
20 April - 28 May
Trinity
10 June - 31 July
Michaelmas
5 October - 21 December

Ballina

18 February (2 days)

-

10 June (2 days)
7 July (1 day)

22 October (2 days)

Castlebar (civil)

20 February (2 days)
24 March (2  days)

12 May (1 Week)

12 June (1 day)
8 July (3 days)

1 December (4 Days) New dates added
8 December (2 days)

Castlebar (criminal)

28 January (3 weeks)

5 May (2 weeks)

30 June (2 weeks)

6 October (4 weeks)

Castlebar (DCA)*

-

-

-

13 October (1 day)

Castlebar (family)

25 February (1 week)
26 March (2 days and 1 week)

-

30 June (1 week)
14 July (3 days)

3 November (1 week)

10 December (2 days)

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


DCA = district court appeals