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Parks, Cemeteries and Open Spaces Bye-Laws 2011(357KB) These bye-laws came into force on 20th July 2011

Cork City Council manages four Municipal Cemeteries:

  • St. Finbarr’s, Glasheen Road, Cork. Tel: 021- 4545997
  • St. Joseph’s, Tory Top Road, Ballyphehane, Cork. Tel: 021-4320191
  • St. Catherine’s, Kilcully, Co. Cork. Tel: 021-4300669
  • St. Michael’s & New, Blackrock, Cork. Tel:  021-4357890

e-mail:-  recreation@corkcity.ie

Plots are only available for sale in St. Catherines Cemetery and St. Michaels Cemetery for immediate burial. No plots are available in St. Finbarr’s and St. Josephs Cemetery.

Plot Prices
Cemetery Internal External (Pathway)
St. Catherine’s €1,475 €1,630
St. Michael’s New €1,475 €1,630 *

*There are currently no external plots available in St. Michael’s New Cemetery.

The above prices relate to a single 9ft x 4ft plot. Normally, a plot can accommodatge three burials, subject to conditions.

Procedure for Purchase of Plots

Plots can be purchased:

  • at the Public counter in Recreation, Amenity & Emergency Services Directorate.
  • from Cemetery Supervisor in St. Catherines Cemetery and St. Michaels Cemetery.
  • from an Undertaker

A Conditions Form needs to be filled up by the purchaser, when plot is being purchased. This form outlines cemetery rules and conditions that the purchaser must accept on purchase of the plot.

Payment can be made by cash or cheque.

Deeds are issued to the plot owner approximately 6 to 8 weeks after purchase.

Plot Transfers

There are two types of Plot Transfers:

1. 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, so they will become the registered owner of the plot. To do this a form needs to be completed and returned to Recreation, Amenity & Emergency Services Directorate, accompanied by a solicitors or Commissioners for Oaths letter confirming details.

2. 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, Amenity & Emergency Services Directorate accompanied by the original Grant of Right of Burial.

Duplicate Grant of Right of Burial

If a registered owner has mislaid a deed then a duplicate can be applied for. The application form for the Duplicate needs to be completed and returned to Recreation, Amenity & Emergency Services Directorate.

Cemeteries Forms

Application for Transfer of Grant of Right of Burial (from Deceased to Living) (PDF)(60KB)

Application for Assignment of Right of Burial (from Living to Living) (61KB)

Application for Duplicate Grant of Right of Burial (PDF)(57KB)

Application for Exhumation Licence (71KB)

Application for Erection of Headstone/Memorial/Kerbing(53KB)