A total of 121 child order applications were made at Tralee District Court last year.
That’s according to figures from the Courts Service child care statistics for 2014.
The figures for Tralee include Listowel and are above the national average.
A care order places a child in the care of the HSE and is usually sought when a child is in risk of being taken into care.
They include supervision orders, interim care orders, care orders, and reviews and extensions of these.
Last year, district courts across the county dealt with almost 10,000 child care order applications.
Of these, 121 were dealt with in Tralee but this number included Listowel applications.
The figures for Tralee are also comparatively low when compared to courts in towns of similar sizes.
Letterkenny dealt with 368 child care applications last year, while Sligo had 177.
However, Carlow, which also has a similar population to Tralee, dealt with only 16 and Kilkenny had 29.
The average number of child care orders cases in the courts was 37.