Select a highlighted area in the map below to view the Municipal District and their associated Elected Members 

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There are eight Municipal Districts (MD) in County Cork:



  • Carrigaline
  • Macroom
  • Cobh
  • East Cork
  • Bandon-Kinsale
  • Fermoy
  • Kanturk-Mallow
  • West Cork


Details of Municipal District Offices can be found here.

Details of Elected Members for each Municipal District can be found here.


The MDs are responsible for overseeing a large number of important, citizen-focused services. These include:


  • Parking Control 
  • Management of Cemeteries 
  • Derelict Sites & Dangerous Structures Monitoring 
  • Amenity & Other Grants 
  • Community Contracts 
  • Management of Beaches 
  • Licencing of Caravan & Camping Parks
  • Abandoned Cars
  • Parks, Playgrounds, & Open Spaces

Derelict Sites

A Derelict Site means any property or land which detracts, or is likely to detract, to a material degree from the amenity, character, or appearance of land in the neighbourhood in question because of neglected or unsightly condition.


Under the Derelict Sites Act 1990 the Council is obliged to issue a notice to the owners of the site/property to remedy the site/property non-derelict. 


If you want to report a Derelict Site, please do so in writing to your local Municipal District Office, with a map that outlines the area or property. Please note that complainant details are confidential.

What are the steps to putting a site on the Derelict Site Register?

1.      A complaint is received in writing;

2.      An inspection is carried out to ascertain the situation on site;

3.      If not derelict, file is closed and complainant is informed;

4.      If derelict, a notice is served to  carry out specific works within a timeframe;

5.      A second inspection will be carried out to see if works have been completed by owner(s);

6.      If works are complete, file is closed, complainant is informed;

7.      If works are not completed, a second notice is served, and if no improvements are made, the property is placed on the Derelict Sites Register;

8.      Levies and Interest are applied annually to derelict sites.


Dangerous Structures 

The Local Government (Sanitary Services) Act, 1964 provides for Local Authorities to deal with dangerous structures. A Notice can be served on owners of property deemed to be dangerous requiring that specific works to eliminate danger (Section 3(1) notice) be carried out thereby rendering the property safe. The provisions of the Act:

  1. Enable a prosecution to be brought against owners who do not comply with notices served
  2. Require a register to be maintained by the Local Authority
  3. Empower the Local Authority to carry out the necessary works itself and to charge the owners for the cost
  4. Empower compulsory purchase of land on which a dangerous structure was/is located

Further information is available from:

You can contact your Municipal District Office should you require further information

Burial grounds (cemeteries) are the responsibility of the Local Authority. Each burial ground where plots are available for sale has a Registrar to manage the sale of plots for that particular cemetery. In some cases, the Registrar or caretaker will also maintain the burial ground.

If you want to purchase a burial plot, please contact the relevant cemetery registrar. You can find a list of burial grounds, prices, and the relevant Registrar’s contact details on the following link: List of Cemeteries Plots Available for Sale - South Cork as of 04-11-2020.
Once the relevant allocation forms are submitted to the relevant office by the registrar, an invoice will issue to you for payment of the plot. After the payment is received, you will be issued with a Certificate of Right of Burial.

Please note that many burial grounds or graveyards are already full.  In some cemeteries, there are restrictions on the pre-purchase or buying in advance of burial plots. The purchasing of burial plots is subject to the Cemetery bye-laws, as adopted by the Elected Members.
Parishes operate some burial grounds while local groups also maintain other burial grounds.

All burials must be registered with Cork County Council and the location of the grave noted by the Registrar.

Cork County Council is in the process of the renewing the current Approved Grave Diggers List.

Application forms & details are attached. The closing date for completed applications is Friday January 14th 2022.

Until this new list is drawn up there is an existing Register of Approved Grave Diggers List 2010-2015 in place for use.

Cork County Council prepared this Register of pre-approved, suitably qualified gravediggers. All gravediggers who satisfy Health & Safety requirements may apply for inclusion on the Register.

As and from June 18th 2012, Cork County Council strongly recommends that only those who are on the approved Grave Diggers List should dig graves in Cork County Council facilities . Details of this list can be found by clicking on the below link or by contacting Cork County Council Office listed below.

Register of Approved Grave Diggers List 2010- 2015

Cork County Council has prepared a Register of pre-approved, suitably qualified gravediggers. All gravediggers who satisfy Health & Safety requirements may apply for inclusion on the Register.

As and from June 18th 2012, Undertakers or anyone else who engages Gravediggers for the opening of graves in any County Council facility  are strongly recommended to source a Grave Digger from the pre-approved list.

Interested parties who wish to be considered for inclusion on this list can obtain an application form and particulars by clicking the attached link:

Application form and Procedure Information

Or by contacting:

Cork County Council,
Macroom Municipal District,
Cork County Council,
Macroom Town Hall,
Co. Cork.
Contact: 026 41545 
Email : 

Historic records for some Cork County Council burials are available to search on Cork burial records database, see link below:

West Cork Graveyards Data Base

Cork County Council is responsible for a wide range of public parks, playgrounds and Multi Use Gaming Areas , skateparks, fitness zones and walkways. Please consult the list below to find an amenity near you!

Playground, Multi-Use Gaming Areas Area, Skate Park & Outdoor Gym Bye-Laws

Report an issue


East Cork Way on private lands.

Crosshaven/Carrigaline Walkway

Ballinacarriga Lake, Dunmanway

Walking Routes, Dunmanway Town

Barnane Walk 

Ballinspittle Amenity Walk

Passage West





Charles Fort


Scilly, Kinsale

Claire O’Leary Walk, Bandon

The Graham Norton Walk, Bandon

You can view an interactive map of the beaches in County Cork.

Information on Swimming Pools.

Sunset in Youghal
                                     Sunset in Youghal                             


Bring your tent, touring caravan or motor home to experience the freedom of a camping holiday in Cork's many parks!





Some parks are small and family run, some are large and offer a host of amenities, and others may offer fewer facilities in a tranquil setting.

Many parks have activities and leisure facilities on-site or nearby so there is always plenty to do, and with Quality Assurance from Fáilte Ireland and Cork County Council, high standard facilities are guaranteed. 


List of Caravan Parks in Bandon-Kinsale and West Cork Municipal District

Filane West, Castletownbere, Co Cork

Courtmacsherry Caravan Park, Courtmacsherry, Bandon, Co Cork

Formall Dowlings Caravan Park, Inchintaggart, Glengarriff, Co Cork.

Eagle Point Caravan Park, Reendesert, Ballylickey, Bantry, Co Cork

T/A Hungry Hill Lodge & Camping, C/o Glenbrook Lodge Limited, Adrigole, Beara, Co Cork

Hayes Caravan Park, Owenahincha, Rosscarbery, Co Cork

Kileane, Crookhaven, Co Cork

Barleycove Holiday Park, Lackanakea, Crookhaven, Co Cork

The Meadow, Kilfinnin, Glandore, Co Cork

McCarthy’s Caravan Park, Bawnlahan, Tragumna, Skibbereen, Co Cork

Little Island, Owenahincha, Rosscarbery, Co Cork

Sexton’s Caravan Park, Carhue, Timoleague, Co Cork

Inchintaggart, Glengarriff, Co Cork

Ionad Campala, “Cuas an Uisce”, Baile Iarthach, Oilean Cheire, Sciobairin, Co Chorcaí

Desert House Caravan & Camping Park, Coast Road, Clonakilty, Co Cork

Hideaway Camping & Caravan, Skibbereen

Bowen’s Caravan Park, Garrylucas

Glenview Caravan Park, Fountainstown

Cullinane’s Caravan Park, Garrylucas

Hickey’s Caravan Park, Kilbrittain

Lordans Caravan Park, Old Head

Garretstown House, Garretstown

Roberts Cove Caravan Park, Robertscove

Site 1, O’Callaghan’s Caravan Park, Garretstown

Site 2, O’Callaghan’s Ville Caravan Park

Mannings Caravan Park, Garrylucas, Ballinspittle

The Development of Motorhome Services in County Cork Policy Paper 2018

The Caravan & Camping sector in Ireland is relatively small in terms of the accommodation mix used by overseas and domestic holiday makers.  There are a number of constraints on the sector, the main one being the shortage of quality pitches in suitable locations. For further information on the Policy document see link:

The Development of Motorhome Services in County Cork Policy Paper 2018(Document to Follow)

Licencing of Caravan & Camping Parks

The principal legislation governing the provision of sanitation and public health services in relation to mobile home parks, caravan parks and camping sites is the Local Government (Sanitary Services) Act 1948. Under part IV of this Act, the Local Authority may grant a licence to the occupier of the land and may attach certain conditions to such a licence.

“Cork County Council  commissioned and published a West Cork Islands Integrated Development Strategy in 2010.”

West Cork Islands Strategy

Contact Us

Cork County Council Headquarters, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road T12 R2NC