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.