Think Cork County Campaign Poster



Name of Council Car Park

Free parking arrangements


Muddy Hill

Bowling Green

Carmichael lane

Park Road

Bridge Street

Spa Road

3 hours free parking in all car parks and 1 hour on street. Free parking before 10a.m. and after 5p.m.  Monday to Saturday and free parking all day Sunday.



Kanturk Car Park

Free parking- usual restrictions apply


Millstreet Car Park

Free parking- usual restrictions apply


Fairgreen Carpark

Masseytown Carpark (O’Riada’s)


Codrum Carpark

2 Hours free parking 2nd Dec-24th Dec

Usual time restrictions apply


Blarney Playground

By-pass, Blarney on R617

Cul-de-sac car park ,Blarney

Car park east of the church, Blarney

Free parking- usual restrictions apply


Nealons Quay,

Dolphins Square

New Catherine Street

De Valera Street

Priory Court

Fair Field

Dominic Collins Place


Front Strand (2)


2 hours free parking 1st Dec-31st Dec (2 hour parking restriction still applies)


Distillery Walk

Riverside Way

The Green

Free parking- usual restrictions apply


Upper Kevin Barry Hill car park

Library car park

Mart car park

Mill Island car park


Free parking in council owned car parks 1st Dec-2nd Jan. No Parking charges on Saturdays 3rd 10th 17th 24th (usual on street time limits apply)


Hartes Car Park off st Patrick Quay

Free parking- usual restrictions apply


Pier Road Car Park Kinsale

Free on and off street parking in all pay parking areas.

Please note that the 2 hour parking time limit restrictions in Kinsale will continue as normal over the festive period.


Five Foot Way car Park

Cathederal car Park

Free parking 1st Dec-2nd Jan (Normal time limits still apply)


Fairfield Car Park

Town Car Park ( behind Super Valu)

Church Car Park

High Street Car Park

Gasworks Car Park

Mardyke Court Car Park

Free parking- usual restrictions apply


Deasys Car Park

College Car Park

Church Car Park

Kent Street Car Park

Free parking- usual restrictions apply


Harbour View Car Park

Boys Club Car Park

Free parking- usual restrictions apply


The Square

Free parking- usual restrictions apply


Owenabue Car Park Carrigaline

Carrigaline Community Park and Playground

Free parking- usual restrictions apply


Lion House Car Park Douglas – (Pay Parking)


No parking charges on Saturdays 2nd, 9th 16th & 23rd and 30th December

No parking charges 10.00 – 12.00 weekdays from Friday 1st to Friday 29th December. Usual time restrictions apply


Passage West

Roberts Bridge- Passage West

Passage West

Free parking- usual restrictions apply


Time Square

Free parking- usual restrictions apply


The Square

Free parking- usual restrictions apply


Town Car Park

Free parking- usual restrictions apply


Main Street Car Park , Behind Super Valu

Free parking- usual restrictions apply


The East End Car Park

The Pier Road Car Park

The Ardmanagh Car Park

Free Parking - Usual restrictions apply



Free parking- usual restrictions apply



Free parking- usual restrictions apply

































































Shopping in your Home Town for Christmas: Cork County Council’s ‘Think Cork County’ Campaign Returns,Encouraging the Public to Support Local this Festive Season

Following the success of last year’s ‘Think Cork County’ campaign, which was brought to life by Cork County Council, the initiative is once again returning ahead of the festive season to encourage the residents of Cork’s many towns and villages to support their local businesses in the lead up to Christmas.

The 2017 campaign was officially launched today (Tuesday 28th November) by Cork County Council Chief Executive Tim Lucey and Cork County Mayor Cllr Declan Hurley, just in time for the county to enter into one of the busiest month of the year. ‘Think Cork County’ recognises the abundance of eclectic businesses and services located all across Cork, something we often forget when it comes to purchasing Christmas gifts, stocking up on seasonal goodies or even deciding where to bring our car for its winter service. This initiative reminds Cork county residents that they do not always have to travel to the bustling cities or shop online in search of the items or services they require and encourages them to avail of what’s on offer a little closer to home.  It also supports local jobs, community, community, festive spirit, and the vibrancy and prosperity of our towns.

One way in which Think Cork County incentivises the public to support local, is by offering free parking for the duration of December in all Cork County Council car parks located in a wide selection of towns around the county. There will also be designated free on-street parking zones available to commuters in selected areas, making it easier than ever for people to enjoy a Christmas spent in their local town or village.

Speaking at the launch, Tim Lucey explained why Think Cork County is a hugely important incentive for Cork as a whole.

“Corkonians are known for being fervently proud of their county. The Think Cork County campaign calls upon Cork’s residents to demonstrate this pride by supporting the local businesses and services that are so important to the continuous growth and development of Cork. Christmas is a time of loving and giving and we believe that this can be extended to your local community. If you love where you live, it is so important to ensure the prosperous future of your area by investing into its businesses and supporting the local economy.”

County Mayor Cllr Declan Hurley echoed this sentiment, commenting:

”We are delighted to once again launch this campaign and we hope that people will continue to think local when they are considering Christmas this year. It is such a joy to see local communities thriving thanks to the continuous support they receive from their residents and Cork County Council are honoured to be a part of this success story by offering incentives for people to shop and invest in their home town this Christmas.”

Whether it’s choosing your local post office to send those all-important season’s greetings cards, creating a festive feast from the amazing local produce available at your village’s many food stores and eateries or simply being a part of the wonder that is created by the lighting up of your town’s twinkling lights, think your county, your town this Christmas.

Follow @ThinkCorkCounty and @CorkCoCo on Facebook and Twitter for updates.


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