DEC 2019: Where to get FREE PARKING in Mallow, Macroom, Youghal, Fermoy, Kinsale, Cobh

2 December 2019
By Elaine Murphy
elaine@TheCork.ie

  • Your Christmas Shopping All Wrapped Up
  • Cork County Council Urges the Public to Support Local this Christmas as their 2019 ‘Think Cork County’ Campaign is Officially Launched

In order to improve the local shopping experience over the festive season, Cork County Council are offering FREE and reduced parking rates at several Council-owned car parks across the county for the month of December in areas such as Bandon, Cobh, Fermoy, Kinsale, Macroom, Mallow and Youghal.

Pictured at the official launch of Cork County Council’s Think Cork County (i.e. shop local) campaign is Cllr. Christopher O’Sullivan, Mayor of the County of Cork with labrador “Henry”.
Pic: Brian Lougheed
Town  Name of Council Car Park   Free parking arrangements for December  

 

Mallow Muddy Hill

Bowling Green

Carmichael lane

Park Road

Bridge Street

Spa Road

St James Avenue

 

1-hour free parking on-street

3 hours free parking in Council car parks

Free parking from 1pm Fridays & Saturdays – subject to usual time restrictions

Macroom Fairgreen Car Park

Masseytown Car Park (O’Riada’s)

Playground

Codrum Car Park

 

2 hours free parking on-street subject to 2-hour time restriction
Youghal Nealons Quay,

Dolphins Square

New Catherine Street

De Valera Street

Priory Court

Fair Field

Dominic Collins Place

 

Free parking in car parks and on-street subject to 2-hour time restriction
Fermoy Upper Kevin Barry Hill Car Park

Library Car Park

Mart Car Park

Mill Island Car Park

 

Free parking in Council owned car parks

No on-street parking charges on Saturdays

Normal 1 and 2-hour time limits apply

Bandon Harte’s Car Park off St Patrick Quay Free parking on and off-street

Usual 3-hour car park and 2-hour on-street time restrictions apply

 

Kinsale Pier Road Car Park Kinsale Free on and off-street parking

Normal 2-hour time restriction continues to apply

 

Cobh Five Foot Way Car Park

Cathedral Car Park

Free parking on and off-street

Normal time limits still apply

The parking above is part of a larger programme where Cork County Council wants to encourage people to ‘shop local’

As the annual festive shopping dash approaches, Cork shoppers are urged to look a little closer to home this year and support the many local businesses on their doorstep. This is the message of Cork County Council’s ‘Think Cork County’ awareness campaign, launched on Friday last (22nd November) by Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Christopher O’Sullivan and Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey.

2019 marks the fourth year of the initiative, which endeavors to keep the spirit of Christmas and community alive by encouraging a culture of ‘support local’ and promoting the continued prosperity of Cork’s many towns and villages.

With a wealth of home-grown talent located all across the county, from designers and artists to food producers and tradespeople, shopping locally has never been more accessible and appealing. By investing within their hometown and utilising local suppliers, Cork consumers will not only be supporting their local economy, but they will also benefit from receiving high-quality products and services in return.

Speaking at the official campaign launch, Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Christopher O’Sullivan commented: “Cork’s towns and villages have a diverse range of small indigenous businesses, offering unique, high-quality locally sourced gift ideas for the festive season. Purchasing locally and sustainably will always be a better option and will safeguard our communities into the future. Every purchase makes a difference to the local economy, so I urge Cork shoppers to soak up the festive atmosphere in their locality and look a little closer to home when picking up those festive treats this year.”

Pictured at the official launch of Cork County Council’s Think Cork County campaign is Cllr. Christopher O’Sullivan, Mayor of the County of Cork with labrador “Henry”.
Pic: Brian Lougheed
Pictured at the official launch of Cork County Council’s Think Cork County campaign is Cllr. Christopher O’Sullivan, Mayor of the County of Cork with Tim Lucey, Chief Executive, Cork County Council and Patrica Liddy, Dir. of Services, Corporate Services, Cork Co. Co. Also inclued is labrador “Henry”.
Pic: Brian Lougheed

Echoing this statement, Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey added: “By promoting and supporting our local shops and suppliers, we are actively contributing to the growth and development of local communities. Cork County Council is proud to champion the talented entrepreneurs and business-owners across Cork County. By shopping local, the people of Cork are not only joining us in support of these companies and individuals, but they can be certain that their hard-earned money is being invested right back into their hometown.”

From buying those last-minute extras for the Christmas dinner table to picking up your Secret Santa present, the message is simple; when it comes to Christmas 2019, think your county, your town.

To view full listings of where free parking and reduced parking rates are available, visit www.corkcoco.ie. Follow @CorkCoCo on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

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