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There are eight Municipal Districts (MD) in County Cork:
- East Cork
- 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
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.
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:
- Enable a prosecution to be brought against owners who do not comply with notices served
- Require a register to be maintained by the Local Authority
- Empower the Local Authority to carry out the necessary works itself and to charge the owners for the cost
- Empower compulsory purchase of land on which a dangerous structure was/is located
Further information is available from: www.citizensinformation.ie.
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.
- Procedure: Occupational Safety, Health and Welfare Requirements for Contractors, Grave Diggers, Masons , Undertakers and Funeral Directors carrying out Works in Cork County Local Authority Cemeteries1.
- Cork County Local Authorities - Procedures in relation to Grave Digging
- Cork County Council Register of Approved Gravediggers
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:
Or by contacting:
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!
LIST OF WALKWAYS
East Cork Way on private lands.
Ballinacarriga Lake, Dunmanway
Walking Routes, Dunmanway Town
Ballinspittle Amenity Walk
Claire O’Leary Walk, Bandon
The Graham Norton Walk, Bandon
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.