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Nestled in the South West of Ireland between Ireland’s Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way, 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, the legendary Blarney Castle and Doneraile Court & Park 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.
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.
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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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.