Longford District Court Judge Seamus Hughes submitted the second highest claim for expenses in the first half of 2016.
New figures from the Irish Courts Service show the Mayo-born Judge claimed almost €21,600 from January to June.
His claim included more than €15,600 for subsistence and €5,900 for travel.
Judge Hughes' overall amount was around €3,000 shy of the largest claimant made by Judge Kevin Kilraine.
Former Longford County Councillor, Judge Alan Mitchell claimed just over €14,500.
This included €8,269 for subsistence and €745 for incidental expenses.
Other members of the judiciary with local connections to feature included Circuit Court judges, Leonie Reynolds, Keenan Johnston and Raymond Groarke.
The latter claimed €14,464 during the first half of 2016 with Judges Johnston and Reynolds claiming €10,812 and €10,670 respectively.
Judge Reynolds, who is a daughter of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds, is expected to join the High Court judiciary after being nominated by the Government back in July.