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

EASTERN CIRCUIT:

Kildare (2023) :

Place of Sittings

Hilary
11 January - 31 March

Easter
17 April - 25 May

Trinity
7 June - 31 July

Michaelmas 
2 October - 21 December

Naas (Civil)

17 January (3 weeks)

2 May (1 week) 

4 July  (3 Weeks)

3 October (3 Weeks) 

Naas (Criminal)

11 January (5 weeks)
7 March (4 weeks)

18 April  (5 weeks)

20 June (5 Weeks)

3 October (7 Weeks)

Naas (Family)

21 February (2 Weeks)

9 May  (2 weeks)

7 June (2 Weeks) 

21 November (2 Weeks)

Naas (DCA)

14 February (1 week)

23 May (3 days) 

25 July (1 Week) 

5 December (2 Weeks)

Athy (DCA)

17 February 25 May 

28 July 

15 December 

Naas (Licensing)

17 January

 2 May

4 July

3 October

Louth (2023) :

Place of Sittings

Hilary
11 January - 31 March

Easter
17 April - 25 May

Trinity
7 June - 31 July

Michaelmas 
2 October - 21 December

Dundalk 
(Criminal & Trials)

11 January (7 weeks)

18 April (5 weeks)

7 June (5 weeks)

3 October (6 weeks)

Dundalk
(District Court Criminal Appeals)

28 March  (1 week)

23 May (1 week)

25 July (1 week)

21 November (1 week)

Dundalk
(Family)

21 Feb (2 weeks)

18 April (2 weeks)

20 June
(2 weeks)

24 October (2 weeks)

12 December (1 week)

Dundalk
(Civil)

7 March (3 weeks)

23 May (1 week)

7 June (2 weeks)

7 November (3 weeks)

Dundalk
(Licensing)

7 March 23 May 25 July 7 November

Meath (2023) :

Place of Sittings

Hilary
11 January - 31 March

Easter
17 April - 25 May

Trinity
7 June - 31 July

Michaelmas
2 October - 21 December

Trim (Criminal)

11 January (6 weeks)

18 April (3 weeks)

7 June (3 weeks)

3 October (5 weeks)

Trim (DC Criminal Appeals)

21 February (1 week)

-

27 June (1 week)

7 November (1 week)

Trim (Civil)

28 February (1 week)

9 May (2 weeks)

18 July (2 weeks)

5 December (2 weeks)

Trim (Family)

7 March (1 week)
21 March (2 weeks)

23 May (1 week)

4 July (2 weeks)

21 November (2 weeks)

Trim (Licensing) – to be dealt with in Civil listings

3 March 19 May 28 July 15 December

Wicklow (2023) :

Place of Sittings

Hilary
11 January - 31 March

Easter
17 April - 25 May

Trinity
7 June - 31 July

Michaelmas 
2 October - 21 December

Wicklow sitting at Bray (civil)

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

-

-

28 November (2 weeks)

Wicklow sitting at Bray (family)

31 January (3 weeks)

25 April (1 week)

7 June (2 weeks)

3 October (2 weeks)

Wicklow sitting at Bray (criminal) 

21 February (5 weeks)

2 May (4 weeks)

20 June (5 weeks)

17 October (6 weeks)

Wicklow sitting at Bray (DCA)*

24 January (1 week) 18 April (1 week) 25 July (1 week) 12 December (1 week)

* DCA = district court appeals


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

 

Kildare (2022) :

Place of Sittings

Hilary
11 January - 8 April

Easter
26 April - 2 June

Trinity
15 June - 29 July

Michaelmas 
4 October - 21 December

Naas (Civil)

25 January (2 Weeks)

3 May ( 2 Weeks)

5 July (2 Weeks)

4 Oct (1 Week)
22 Nov ( 1Week)

Naas (Licensing)

25 January

3 May

5 July

4 October 

Naas (Criminal sitting in Naas)

10 Jan (2 Weeks)

26 April (1 Week)

21 June  (2 Weeks)

11 Oct (2 Weeks)

Naas (Criminal sitting in Drogheda)

01 Mar (6 weeks) 17 May (3 weeks)  12 July (3 Weeks) 25 Oct (4 Weeks)

Naas (DCA)

8 February (3 days)  

15 June (2 days)

13 Dec (3 days) 

Naas (Family)

15 February  (2 Weeks) 

24 May (2 Weeks)

19 July (2 Weeks)

29 Nov (2 Weeks)

Athy (DCA)

11 February  (1 day)

 

17 June (1 day)

16 Dec (1 day)

Louth (2022) :

Place of Sittings

Hilary
11 January - 8 April

Easter
26 April - 2 June

Trinity
15 June - 29 July

Michaelmas 
4 October - 21 December

Dundalk 
(criminal)

11 January
(1 week)

-

-

4 October
(1 week)

Dundalk
​(Trials)

18 January
Sitting in Drogheda
(6 weeks)

26 April
Sitting in Dundalk
(3 weeks)

15 June
Sitting in Dundalk
(4 weeks)

11 October
Sitting in Dundalk
(5 weeks)

Dundalk
(DC criminal Appeals)

5 April
(1 week)

-

26 July
(1 week)

22 November
(1 week)

Dundalk 
(Family)

22 February
(3 weeks)

17 May
(2 weeks)
28 June
(2 weeks)

18 October
(3 weeks)

13 December 
(1 week)

Dundalk
(Civil)

15 March
(3 weeks)

31 May
(1 week)

15 June
(2 weeks)

8 November
(2 weeks)

Licensing

11 February 20 May 15 June 4 October

Meath (2022) :

Place of Sittings

Hilary
11 January - 8 April

Easter
25 April - 2 June

Trinity
15 June - 29 July

Michaelmas
3 October - 21 December

Trim (Criminal)

11 January (6 weeks)

26 April (3 weeks)

15 June (3 weeks)

4 October (5 weeks)

Trim (DC Criminal Appeals)

22 February (1 week)

-

5 July (1 week)

8 November (1 week)

Trim (Family)

29 March (2 weeks)

31 May (1 week)

12 July (1 week)

22 November (2 weeks)

Trim (Family/Civil)

-

-

19 July (1 week)

-

Trim (Civil)

1 March (2 weeks)

17 May (2 weeks)

26 July (1 week)

6 of December (2 weeks)

Trim (Licensing) – to be dealt with in Civil listings

11 March 27 May 29 July 16 December

Wicklow (2022) :

Place of Sittings

Hilary
11 January - 8 April

Easter
25 April - 2 June

Trinity
15 June - 29 July

Michaelmas 
3 October - 21 December

Wicklow sitting at Bray (civil)

11 January (2 weeks)

10 May (1 week)

28 June (1 week)

25 October (2 weeks)

Wicklow sitting at Bray (family)

1 February (2 weeks)

3 May (1 week)

15 June (2 weeks)

4 October (2 weeks)

Wicklow sitting at Trim (criminal)

8 March (5 weeks)

 

 

 

Wicklow sitting at Bray (criminal) 

1 March (1 week)

17 May ( 3 weeks)

12 July (3 weeks)

15 November (3 weeks)

Wicklow sitting at Bray (DCA)* 15 February (2 weeks) 26 April (1 week) 5 July (1 week) 18 October (1 week)

* DCA = district court appeals


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

 

Kildare (2021) :

Place of Sittings

Hilary
11 January - 26 March

Easter
12
 April - 20 May

Trinity
2 June - 31 July

Michaelmas 
4 October - 21 December

Naas (Civil)

19 Jan (2 Weeks)

27 April (2 Weeks)

29 June (2 Weeks)

12 October (2 Weeks)

Naas (Licensing)

19 January

27 April

29 June

12 October

Naas (Criminal sitting in Naas)

12 January (1 Week)
16 February (1 Week)

13 April (1 Week)

2 June (3 days)

5 October (1 Week)

Naas (Criminal sitting in Drogheda)

23 February (5 weeks) 4 May (3 weeks)  8 June (4 Weeks) 26 October (5 Weeks)

Naas (DCA)

9 February ( 3 days) 20 April (3 days)

-

30 November (1 Week)
7 December (3 days)

Naas (Family)

2 February (2 Weeks)
23 March (1 Week)

11 May (2 Weeks)

13 July ( 2 Weeks)

26 October (3 Weeks)

Athy (DCA)

12 February (1 day)

23 April (1 day)

-

10 December (1 day)

Louth (2021) :

Place of Sittings

Hilary
12 January - 31 March

Easter
13 April - 28 May

Trinity
8 June - 30 July

Michaelmas 
1 October - 21 December

Dundalk 
(criminal)

12 January
(1 week)

-

-

5 October
(1 week)

Dundalk sitting at Drogheda
​(Trials)

19 January
(5 weeks)

13 April
(3 weeks)

13 July
(3 weeks)

12 October -(2 weeks)

30 Nov – (3 weeks)

Dundalk
(DC criminal Appeals)

23 Mar
(1 week)

-

6 July
(1 week)

23 November
(1 week)

Dundalk 
(Family)

2 March
(3 weeks)

18 May
(1 week)
2 June
(3 weeks)
26 October
(2 weeks)

Dundalk
(Civil /Family)

-

-

-

9 November
(1 week)

Dundalk
(Civil)

16 Feb
(2 weeks)

27 April
(3 weeks)

-

16 November
(2 weeks)

Licensing

5 Feb, 23 April 16 July 22 Oct
10 Dec

Meath (2021) :

Place of Sittings

Hilary
11 January - 26 March

Easter
12 April - 20 May

Trinity
2 June - 31 July

Michaelmas
4 October - 21 December

Trim (civil)

-

20 April (1 week)

-

30 November (3 weeks)

Trim (criminal)

23 February (5 weeks)

27 April (4 weeks)

2 June ( 5 weeks)

5 October (5 weeks)

Trim (family)

12 January (1 week)

13 April (1 week)

13 July (1 week)

-

Navan

Family 19 January (1 Week)

Civil 26 January (3 weeks)

-

Civil 20 July (2 weeks)

Family 16 November (2 weeks)

Trim (DCA - criminal)

16 February (1 week)

-

6 July (1 week)

9 November (1 week)

Wicklow (2021) :

Place of Sittings

Hilary
11 January - 26 March

Easter
12 April - 20 May

Trinity
2 June - 31 July

Michaelmas
 
4 October - 21 December

Wicklow sitting at Bray (civil)

2 March (2 weeks)

27 April (2 weeks)

15 June (2 weeks)

12 October (2 weeks)

Wicklow sitting at Bray (family)

16 Febuary (2 weeks)

13 April (2 weeks)

2 June ( 1 week and 3 days)

5 October (1 week) 14 December (1 week)

Wicklow sitting at Trim (criminal) 19 January (4 weeks) - 13 July (3 weeks) 16 November (4 weeks)

Wicklow sitting at Bray (criminal)

12 January (1 week)

11 May (1 week)

29 June (1 week)

9 November (1 week)

Wicklow sitting at Bray (DCA)*

23 March (1 week)

-

-

2 November ( 1 week)

* DCA = district court appeals


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

 

Kildare (2020) :

Place of Sittings

Hilary
13 January - 3 April

Easter
20 April - 28 May

Trinity
10 June - 31 July

Michaelmas 
5 October - 21 December

Naas (civil)

14 January (1 week)
28 January (1 week)
3 March (2 weeks)

21 April (2 weeks)

14 July (3 weeks)

10 November (1 week)
17 November (3 days)
24 November (1 week)

Naas (licensing)

14 January

21 April

14 July

10 November

Naas (criminal)

14 January (8 weeks)
24 March (2 weeks)

21 April (6 weeks)

30 June (5 weeks)

6 October (5 weeks)

Naas (DCA - criminal)

10 March (1 week) 
18 March (2 days)

- 10 June (3 days)
16 June (3 days)
1 December (1 week)
8 December (3 days) 

Naas (family)

4 February (2 weeks)
24 March (2 weeks)

26 May (3 days)

10 June (3 days)
16 June (2 weeks)

6 October (3 weeks)
17 November (3 days)
1 December ( 3 weeks)

Athy

20 March

-

19 June

11 December 

Louth (2020) :

Place of Sittings

Hilary
13 January - 3 April

Easter
20 April - 28 May

Trinity
10 June - 31 July

Michaelmas
5 October - 21 December

Dundalk (civil)

3 March (2 weeks)

19 May (2 weeks)

10 June (3 days)

27 October (2 weeks)

Dundalk (criminal)

14 January (7 weeks)

21 April (6 weeks)
 

30 June (3 weeks)

6 October (1 week)

Dundalk (family)

11 February (2 weeks)

5 May (2 weeks)

23 June (3 weeks)

17 November (2 weeks)

Dundalk (civil/family)

25 February (1 week)

-

-

10 November (1 week)

Dundalk (DCA)

31 March (1 week)

-

16 June (1 week)

24 November (1 week)

Dundalk (licensing)

7 February
3 April

28 May

17 July

23 October

13 November 

Drogheda (Criminal)    

Special Sittings: 31 August (2 Weeks)

Including Monday

13 October (1 week)

10 November (2 weeks)

1 December (2 weeks)

Meath (2020) :

Place of Sittings

Hilary
13 January - 3 April

Easter
20 April - 28 May

Trinity
10 June - 31 July

Michaelmas
5 October - 21 December

Trim (civil)

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

21 April (1 week)

14 July (1 week)

13 October (2 weeks)
8 December (1 week)
 

Trim (criminal)

11 February (5 weeks)

5 May (4 weeks)

10 June (5 weeks)

27 October (5 weeks)

Trim (family)

14 January (2 weeks)
18 March (3 days)

28 April (1 week)

21 July (1 week)

6 October (1 week)
15 December (1 week)

Trim (licensing)

13 March

28 May

10 July

27 November

Trim (DCA - criminal)

31 March (1 week)

-

28 July (1 week)

1 December (1 week)

Kildare (2019) :

Place of Sittings

Hilary
11 January - 12 April

Easter
29 April - 6 June

Trinity
9 June - 31 July

Michaelmas 
7 October - 21 December

Naas (civil)

11 January (1 weeks & 1 day)
12 March (3 weeks)

28 April (1 week)

16 July (1 week)

12 november (2 weeks)

Naas (licensing)

11 January

30 April

16 July

12 November

Naas (criminal)

5 March (3 weeks)

-

19 June (2 weeks & 3 days)

3 December (3 weeks)

Naas (additional criminal)

11 January (6 weeks & 1 day)
26 March (3 weeks)

7 May (3 weeks)

-

-

Naas (DCA - criminal)

26 February (3 weeks)

28 May (1 week)
(lengthy DCAs)

9 July (3 days)

26 November (3 days)

Naas (family)

29 January (3 weeks)
2 April (2 weeks)

4 June (3 days)

23 July (1 week & 2 days)

29 October (2 weeks)

Athy

1 March

-

12 July

29 November

Louth (2019) :

Place of Sittings

Hilary
11 January - 12 April

Easter
29 April - 6 June

Trinity
19 June - 31 July

Michaelmas
7 October - 21 December

Dundalk (civil)

26 March (2 weeks)

4 June (3 days)

-

10 December - 1 judge

17 December - 2 judges

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)

Cancelled

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