Cork County

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Cork County

Visit, Live, Work and Invest.


Arts and Culture
30 Jun 2022

16 Cork Towns will Celebrate Culture Night 2022

Cork County Council is encouraging groups and individuals to apply to be part of Culture Night 2022. The annual event, which celebrates culture, creativity and the arts across the country, will take place on Friday, September 23rd 2022.  

Municipal Districts Operations & Rural Development
30 Jun 2022

Hold Hands to Save Lives this Summer

While it might not feel like beach weather, Cork County Council’s Beach Lifeguards have started their full-time summer schedule and are encouraging parents and guardians to adopt their new motto, “Holding Hands Saves Lives”.

Public Notices

23 Jun 2022

Notice to Mariners No. 14 of 2022

To all ship owners, shipmasters, agents, fishing vessels, pleasure craft users, seafarers, fishery organisations and general port users.
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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.