Cork County

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Cork County

Visit, Live, Work and Invest.

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Offer a Home, Offer Hope for Ukraine

Do you have a house, apartment or holiday home that’s not in use at the moment? Please consider offering it for those fleeing war in Ukraine.


03 Feb 2023

Midleton’s Bee Orchid on the Move

A population of the rare Bee Orchid is set to be transplanted to a new location by BAM and Cork County Council as part of the infrastructure works currently underway in Water-Rock, Midleton.

Council, Governance and Administration
02 Feb 2023

St. Brigid inspires Cork County Council’s Women’s Caucus

In a day of firsts, the first of February marking St. Brigid’s day, the first day of Spring in the Celtic Calendar, the first public holiday dedicated to St. Brigid, Cork County Council’s first Women’s Caucus has commissioned its first short film in honour of a woman who represents women in local government and in turn all women.  

Public Notices

Roads and Transportation
31 Jan 2023

Cork County Council to take action on drainage from private lands onto the public road

Cork County Council wishes to remind landowners and operators of machinery of their duties under the Roads Act 1993 to take all reasonable steps to ensure that water can drain off a public road onto land and that water, soil, mud or other material is not allowed to run off their lands or be deposited on a public road, especially at entrances to fields and farm entrances.  


Arts and Culture
26 Jan 2023

Birds and Beasts Exhibition Opens in Cork County Library

Cork County Council’s first exhibition of 2023 ‘The Museum of Birds and Beasts’ will open on Thursday January 26th in the LHQ Gallery at Cork County Hall. The exhibition has been co-created by artists Tess Leak and Sharon Whooley with the residents of five community hospitals in West Cork.

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Nestled in the South West of Ireland between Ireland’s Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, Cork is Ireland’s largest county. Known as ‘Ireland’s Maritime Haven’, Cork has over 1,000km of coastline and the world’s second largest natural harbour. It has many internationally renowned visitor attractions such as Mizen Head Footbridge, Spike Island, The Jameson Experience, Fota Wildlife Park, Charles Fort and Doneraile Estate to name but a few. There are 8 islands in West Cork, 7 of which are inhabited and each with their own unique culture and history.

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Live, Work

Cork County Council provides a broad range of diverse services to approximately 400,000 citizens. Some services are well publicised, for example: Housing, Roads, Planning, and Environment, but there are a range of other quality services that we provide to our communities, such as Libraries, Fire Service, Community Funding, LEADER, and Arts and Heritage.

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The role of the Local Authority is to promote Cork County as an attractive location for business to locate, grow and expand, for people to invest, and for employers and employees to work and live. Cork County Council works to support business and the creation of employment, in co-operation with enterprise support agencies, entrepreneurs, community groups, and other stakeholders.

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Your County Council

Cork County Council's roles and responsibilities have expanded in recent years, and while we still provide traditional services such as Roads, Planning, and Housing, we are also supporting the core pillars of modern society, such as Community Development, Business Support, and Tourism.