Cork City Council and COVID-19: Help us to help you

Cork City Council wants to support the health and wellbeing of everyone in our city, therefore we are temporarily changing the way in which we deliver our services under the current Covid restrictions.


Public offices:

Cork City Council continues to provide essential public services. In line with current public health guidelines, public offices will remain open for City Council services on an appointment basis only.

Cash Desk Opening Hours

Open 10am to 4pm by appointment only. All appointments have to be made through the Customer Service Unit. Contact us on 021 492 4000.

We are asking residents, businesses and communities to visit or to call our Customer Service Unit at 021 492 4000 for help and to arrange any necessary appointments with Cork City Council directorates.

***PLEASE NOTE: This phone line is for Cork City Council service appointments only, it is not for vaccination centre appointments, which are administered by the HSE.  See for information on Covid-19 vaccinations.***

All Cork City Council parks, playgrounds and allotments remain open.

Mahon Golf Club is open for visitor bookings - visit

Leisureworld Bishopstown astro-turf pitches and Sam Allen Pitches at Leisureworld Churchfield are open  for outdoor, non-contact training for a maximum of 15 people per pitch.  

Pitches are now available to book on the following days & times:
LeisureWorld Bishopstown
Mon – Thurs, 5pm – 9pm
Sam Allen Pitches (Churchfield)
Mon – Wed, 6pm – 9pm.
Leisureworld gym and swimming pool facilities are also now open.


Cork City and County Archives

Limited research appointments are available, Tuesday to Thursday only, from 10.30am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 4pm.

Upcoming Tadhg Barry exhibition will be open from 16 November, by appointment, Tuesday to Thursday, 10am-1pm and 2pm – 5pm.


Cork Public Museum is now open to the public from Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday.

Elizabeth Fort is now open to the public 7 days a week - see

Old Cork Waterworks Experience has reopened - visit for more information and for online booking.

St Peters on North Main Street has reopened, Monday to Saturday, 10.30 a.m. until 4 p.m. 


Car Parking:

North Main Street

Monday - Saturday         

 07:30 - 21:30


08:00 - 21:30

Paul Street

Monday - Saturday         

07:30 - 0:00


11:30 - 0:00



Our libraries are open with the following measures in place:

  • Face coverings are mandatory in all branches of Cork City Libraries. 
  • Maximum numbers apply.
  • Please follow the guided paths and please keep apart.
  • Please sanitise your hands, and cover if you have to cough.
  • Under 12s must be supervised at all times.
  • Visits from groups or classes are permitted in pods of six. Please contact your local library first to enquire about your visit.
  • You can renew your items on the phone or online. 
  • Remote printing, self-service photocopying, and printing from USB is available at some of our libraries


The cessation of emergency legislation (since 23rd May 2020) means that all statutory planning requirements now apply.  Cork City Council's planning function continues to operate during the current Covid-19 restrictions. 

The planning system is open to members of the public by appointment only.  in accordance with public health guidelines and in the interest of the safety of both visitors and staff, the Development Management section will continue to encourage transactions to be carried out through email, telephone and video conferencing. Please consider visiting the public offices only where business cannot be conducted via phone, email or video conferencing.  

Members of the public are directed to the website where they can search for and view a planning application, find details of the planning application process, access planning forms, find details regarding short term letting, view weekly planning lists and access information regarding planning enforcement.