Cork City Council Cemeteries

All City Council Cemeteries are open twenty-four hours, seven days a week

Cemetery Locations and Contact Details

St Joseph'sTory Top Road, Ballyphehane021-4320191
St. Finbarr’sGlasheen Road021-4545997
St. Michael’sBlackrock021-4357890
St. Catherine’sKilcully021-4300669
St. Oliver'sBallincollig021-4873709
St. James'Chetwynd, Togher086-8063981
St Mary'sCurraghkippane087-9550229
St. Senan'sTower, Blarney086-8176727
St Columba'sDouglas086-8063981
St Senan's AbbeyInniscarra086-8176727
Rathcooney CemeteryRathcooney, Glanmire086-1761138
Carrigrohane BegCarrigrohane021-4924000

Purchase & Price of Plots

Plots are only available for immediate burial and must be purchased through an undertaker. Plots are not available to purchase in some cemeteries, contact your undertaker or cemetery registrar for details.

Plots are priced at €1,880 for an internal plot and €2,080 for an external plot. Burial charges vary by cemetery.

Niches are available to purchase at the Columbarium at St James Cemetery, Chetwynd. They are priced at €800 and can be purchased through an undertaker

Plot transfers

There are two types of Plot Transfers, application forms for both are available at the bottom of the page.

Transfer of Grant of Right of Burial (from deceased to living)

Often a family member may wish to transfer the right of burial in a plot from a deceased relative into their own name. To do this a form needs to be completed and returned to the Cemeteries section, accompanied by a solicitors or Commissioners for Oaths letter confirming details. All those with an interest in the plot (for example, the children of the deceased) will need to sign the document to consent to the transfer. 

Assignment of Right of Burial

This occurs when a living person with a right of burial in a plot wishes to assign the right of burial to somebody else. The below form needs to be completed and returned to the Cemeteries section accompanied by the original Grant of Right of Burial.

Missing Deeds-Duplicate grant of right of burial

If an original Deed has been lost, the person who is the named Right of Burial holder can apply for a Duplicate Deed. The relevant form can be found at the bottom of the page

List of Approved Stonemasons for Cemetery Works

All stonework in Cork City Cemeteries (erection or replacement of headstones, erection or replacement of kerbing where permitted) must be undertaken by approved contractors. The contractor must make the application to City Council on behalf of the client. Below is the list of approved stonemasons. 

Eamonn Casey Memorials Ltd.Old Waterpark, Carrigaline, Co. Cork021 4371253/087 2645804
Hickeys Fireplaces & HeadstonesClassis, Ovens, Cork021 4860170/086 7656665
Sean McCarthy Headstones3 Anglesea Place, Copley Street, Cork086 8360503
Edward Sheedy Headstones Youghal Road, Midleton, Co. Cork083 3960153
Frank O'Callaghan/O'Callaghan StovesThe Halfway, Ballinhassig021 4885899
Gerald McCarthy Monumental Works 4 Unit 4, Power Ind Est, Tramore Rd, Cork 021 4275266/085 1243176
Jim Hickey, Aherla Headstones  Aherla, Co. Cork021 7331344/087 2629439
Denis Cosgrave Monumental Works 64 Thomas Davis Street, Blackpool, Cork021 4302422
McCoy MemorialsUnit 5, The Lough Business Park, Cork086 3891806
Blarney Street Monumental Works396A Blarney Street, Cork021 4399356
Denis McCarthy and Sons unit 21/22, Westlink Business Park, Old Mallow Rd021 4210222
Costigan MemorialsBallyoran, Fermoy, Co. Cork025 32173/086 8523953
Adrian BuddsBallyere, Killeagh, Co.Cork024-95587/087 9872388
Thomas McCarthy Headstones106 Pouladuff Rd, Cork086 2772711/0214311279
Foley Funeral Directors/Cork MemorialsMill Street, Timoleague, Bandon023 8846782/0863447740
Bandon HeadstonesThe Bypass Business Park, Bandon, Co. Cork087 1166699/087 1166900
William O'Connor and SonsChurch Street, Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick086 2546011
Murphy MemorialsBarraduff, Killarney087 2598664
Costigan MemorialsBallyoran, Fermoy, Co. Cork086 8404769

Trace your ancestors

For those wishing to trace ancestors, they can contact Cork City Archives at  

Any other queries can be directed to the Cemetery Supervisor or

All Records are available to view here 

St. Finbarr's burial records from 1867 to 1896 are available to view here 

The Rathcooney Cemetery records from 1896 to 1941 are available to view here 

The Old Kilcully Cemetery records from 1931 to 1974 are available to view here

St Joseph's from 1877 to 1917 available to view online here 

Cork City Coroner

Contact the Cork City Coroners Office Coroner details


Applications for Exhumation Licenses are administered by the Cemeteries Section of the Environment & Recreation Directorate in Cork City Council. Please contact us on 021 4924000 for details.