Useful info

Cork City Council Cemeteries

Cemetery Location Contact
St Joseph’s Tory Top Road, Ballyphehane 021-4320191
St. Finbarr’s Glasheen Road 021-4545997
St. Michael’s Blackrock 021-4357890
St. Catherine’s Kilcully 021-4300669
St. Oliver’s Ballincollig 021-4873709
St. James’ Chetwynd, Togher 086-8063981
St Mary’s Curraghkippane 087-9550229
St. Senan’s Tower, Blarney 086-8176727
St Columba’s Douglas 086-8063981
St Senan’s Abbey Inniscarra 086-8176727
Rathcooney Cemetery Rathcooney, Glanmire 086-1761138
Carrigrohane Beg Carrigrohane 021-4924000

Headstone Price

Headstone prices vary depending on the size and type of stone material used as well as the amount of lettering and ornamentation. Other considerations include the cemetery/plot location and concrete foundation requirements. The starting price is usually around €1000, however the average cost of a completed headstone in Cork is €1800.

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 €1,830 for an internal plot and €2,030 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

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

Cork City and County Archives with support from Cork City Council and the Creative Ireland Programme have made the register for St Joseph’s from 1877 to 1917 available to view online.
You can click here to search the archive.

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

Fordes Funeral Homes

South Gate Bridge Cork Co.
T12 DY61
(021) 431 8222

Sullivans Funeral Directors

Curragh Road Turner’s Cross
Cork Co. Cork
T12 DV2
(021) 431 6316
(021) 431 6200

O’Connor Bros Funeral Homes Ltd

65-68 Shandon Street,
North Gate Bridge
Cork Co. Cork
T23 V2T0
(021) 430 4444
(021) 430 9161

My Ashes

Dingle Kerry
(085) 882 1335
(085) 882 1335

The Island Crematorium Cork

+353 (021) 486 4000
Rocky Island,
Spike Island,
Co. Cork

Cost of Cremation

Cremation costs were highest in Cork at €770, behind Dublin at €682 – with the lowest in Galway at €527.