Cork County

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Cork County

Visit, Live, Work and Invest.


Planning and Development
28 Sep 2022

Sod Turning signals beginning of Water-Rock Development

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Danny Collins, Darragh O’Brien TD, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, and Director of Infrastructure Delivery for Irish Water, Brian Sheehan have turned the sod signalling the start of the new Water-Rock development as part of the LIHAF Initiative Infrastructure Works near Midleton, Co. Cork.

27 Sep 2022

Kanturk Castle Walkway Official Opening

A new walkway is the latest addition to Kanturk town, complementing the new library, the new town park playground, the new link road and the new fire station.

Public Notices

Water Services and Flood Relief Schemes
30 Sep 2022

Notice to Mariners No. 18 of 2022

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


Heritage and Conservation
19 Oct 2022

Cork County Council Heritage Signage Workshop

Cork County Council’s Historic Monuments Advisory Committee (HMAC) sets out to provide advice and assistance in the preservation and protection of archaeological monuments in the County of Cork. The county is home to over 19,000 such archaeological monuments and there is often an interest at community level to erect a sign at these and similar locations, highlighting their heritage and value to the local community and visitors alike.

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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.