Cork City Council Cemeteries
Cork City Council is responsible for 4 Cemeteries and for the sale of burial plots in St. Catherines & St. Michaels.
All City Council Cemeteries are open twenty-four hours, seven days a week
Purchase & Price of Plots (St. Catherines & St. Michaels only)
Plots are only available for sale in St. Catherine's Cemetery and St. Michael's Cemetery for immediate burial.
No plots are available in St. Finbarr’s and St. Josephs Cemetery.
|St. Michaels New||€1,830||€2,030|
There are two types of Plot Transfers:
Transfer of Grant of Right of Burial (from deceased to living)
Often a family member may wish to transfer right of burial of a plot from a deceased relative into their own name. To do this a form needs to be completed and returned to Recreation, Cemeteries & Sport Section Division, accompanied by a solicitors or Commissioners for Oaths letter confirming details.
Assignment of Right of Burial
This occurs when a ‘living’ person with a right of burial in a plot wishes to assign the right of burial to somebody else. A form needs to be completed and returned to Recreation, Cemeteries & Sport Division accompanied by the original Grant of Right of Burial.
Duplicate grant of right of burial
List of stonemasons
|Eamonn Casey, Memorials Ltd.||Old Waterpark, Carrigaline, Co. Cork|
|Hickeys Fireplaces & Headstones||Classis, Ovens, Cork|
|Edward Sheedy,||Stonecutter, Youghal Road, Midleton,|
|Gerald McCarthy,||Monumental Works, 4 Brook Avenue, Togher, Cork|
|Jim Hickey,||Aherla Headstones Aherla, Co. Cork|
|Glen Treanor,||Treanor Stone-Tec Ltd Kilcrow, Clontibret, Co. Monaghan|
|Sean McCarthy||3 Anglesea Place, Copley St. Cork|
St Joseph's Cemetery
St Josephs Cemetery dates from the 1830's, when it was built on the site of the former Botanic Gardens. The cemetery is renowned for it's association with Father Theobald Mathew, who leased the plot and in the 1840's allowed victims of the workhouses of the city to be buried there for free. In the first 9 months of 1847, the height of the famine, ten thousand burials are estimated to have taken place at the cemetery.
Cork City and County Archives with support from Cork City Council and the Creative Ireland Programme have made the register for St Joseph's from 1877 to 1917 available to view online. You can click here to search the archive
St. Joseph’s, Tory Top Road, Ballyphehane, Cork. Tel: 021-4320191
St. Finbarr's Cemetery
St Finbarr's Cemetery, which opened in the 1960s, is the largest in Cork. It's burial records from the nineteenth century have been digitised and published in searchable form online by Cork City and County Archives with support from Cork City Council and the Creative Ireland Programme. You can click here to search the records.
Local historian and City Councillor Kieran McCarthy has a very interesting blog post on the cemetery, which can be viewed by following this link.
St. Finbarr’s, Glasheen Road, Cork. Tel: 021- 4545997
St Michael's Cemetery
St. Catherines, Kilcully
Trace your ancestors
For those wishing to trace ancestors, they can contact Cork City Archives at www.corkarchives.ie
The Cork City Archives have a number of records pre November 1947 for St. Josephs Cemetery.
Any other queries can be directed to the Cemetry Supervisor or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cork City Coroner