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The Environment & Recreation Directorate is responsible for the protection of the environment in a sustainable way which meets the needs of existing and future citizens.

The Directorate through the provision of its various services undertakes measures to protect and enhance the environment in which we live, however, it is only with the help of all citizens taking personal responsibility for environmental care that our goals can be achieved.

The Directorate has responsibility for the provision of the following services:

1) Waste Management: Through the promotion of reduction, recycling and responsible disposal of waste.
2) Litter Management: Through both enforcement and education / information programmes.
3) Street Cleaning: Through the provision of a 7 day a week street cleaning programme.
4) Water Services: Through the provision, on behalf of Irish Water, of clean potable water for domestic and commercial purposes.
5) Waste Water Services: Through the collection, transport and treatment of domestic and industrial wastewater on behalf of Irish Water.
6) Recreational Services: Through the provision playgrounds, pitches, golf course and the provision of recreation/leisure centres, and multi user games areas.
7) Burial Grounds: Through the provision of good quality, well maintained burial facilities.


Cork City Council Draft Waste Bye laws- Public Consultation

Cork City Council is seeking the views of households and businesses regarding new draft bye laws on the storage, segregation and presentation of household and commercial waste.

Protocol for the erection of temporary meeting, event posters/notices

Contact Us

Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday excluding public holidays

Telephone Numbers:

        Water Services: 

        Since 1 January 2014, responsibility for public water supplies has transferred from local authorities to Irish Water, the new national water services authority. Cork City Council operates public water supplies on behalf of Irish Water.


        Drinking Water & Waste Water Service Requests - 24 Hours 

        Faults Water Supply and Waste Water       1850 278278

        Domestic Billing Queries                           1850 448448

        Commercial Water Queries                       1850 778778 

        Irish Water


Flooding Management & Surface Water Queries (021) 4924514

Blocked Road Gullies – Roads Directorate          (021) 4924758

Waste Management:
Landfill Site/Pollution (021) 492 4299 / 492 4533

Waste Operations:
Litter and Dumping (021) 492 4299 

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  • Litter Control

St. Finbarr's Cemetery

Cemeteries Section

 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


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 €1,730 €1,925
St. Michael’s New €1,730 €1,925 *

*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 accommodate three burials, subject to conditions.

Procedure for Purchase of Plots

Plots can be purchased:

  1. From an Undertaker
  2. From Cemetery Supervisor in St. Catherines Cemetery and St. Michaels Cemetery.


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

Payment can be made by cash or cheque.

Deeds are issued approximately 6 to 8 weeks after purchase.


List of Approved Stonecutters

Name Address
Adrian Budds, Budds Memorials

Ballyere, Killeagh,


Bandon Headstone

Unit 26, The Bypass Business Park, Bandon,


Costigan Memorials Fermoy

Ballyoran, Fermoy,


Denis Cosgrave, Cosgrave   Monumental Works

64 Thomas Davis Street ,Blackpool,


Denis Hennessy

The Cottage,  Faggot Hill, Blarney,

Co. Cork.

Denis McCarthy & Sons Ltd

21/22 Westlink Business Park,

Old Mallow Road,


Eamonn Casey, Memorials Ltd.

Old Waterpark, Carrigaline, 


Edward Sheedy

Youghal Road, Midelton,


Gerald McCarthy, Monumental   Works

18 Princes Street,


Hickeys Fireplaces &   Headstones

Classis, Ovens,


Jim Hickey, Aherla Headstones Aherla, Co.Cork.
Kevin McCarthy, McCarthy   Stoneworks

13 Ardfield Court, Grange, Douglas,


T12 TX8C.

Kevin O'Driscoll, Arbutus   Headstones

Arbutus Headstones, Fairfield, Fairhill,


Kieran McCoy, McCoy Memorials The Lough, Cork.
Sean McCarthy

3 Anglesea Place, Copley Street,


Tinteain Mhuscrai Teo

Ballyvourney, Macroom,



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. 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.

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, Cemeteries & Sport Division accompanied by the original Grant of Right of Burial.

Duplicate Grant of Right of Burial

If an original Deed has been lost, the person who is the named Right of Burial holder can apply for a Duplicate Deed, as per form below.

Cemeteries Forms



Applications for Exhumation Licenses are administered by the Cemeteries Section of the Environment & Recreation Directorate in Cork City Council.


Cork City Cemeteries: Historic and Modern

Cork City Cemeteries - Historic:


For those wishing to trace ancestors Cork City Archives  has a number of records pre November 1947 for St. Josephs Cemetery.

Any other queries can be directed to the Cemetry Supervisor or