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.


Arts and Culture
01 Dec 2022

‘Portrait of Lissoran’ Exhibition Celebrates Local Residents

Cork County Council will host the Portrait of Lissoran exhibition at Ballinspittle Community Centre on Thursday 8th December. Created by artist Christopher Banahan, the exhibition features painted portraits of several residents from Lissoran in Ballinspittle. 

01 Dec 2022

Spend Christmas in Cork County

The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Danny Collins is asking everyone to spend time in Cork County this Christmas and support the many local businesses on their doorstep this festive season.

Heritage and Conservation
30 Nov 2022

Funding Available for the protection of County Cork’s Heritage

Cork County Council is inviting owners and custodians to apply for funding to safeguard protected structures and archaeological monuments in County Cork through three funding streams recently announced for 2023; the Community Monuments Fund, the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and the Historic Structures Fund. 

Public Notices

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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.

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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.