Families will now be hit with hikes of between €455 and almost €1,000 for a plot.
The new costs were introduced with immediate effect, to cemeteries previously in Cork county but now come under the control of City Hall. The city boundary was expanded in recent days to include Ballincollig, Blarney, Glanmire, and Douglas.
The cost of plots in nine cemeteries, formerly in the county, have now been increased to €1,830, bringing them in line with city prices at St Finbarr’s in Glasheen, St Catherine’s in Kilcully and St Michael’s in Blackrock.
The nine additional cemeteries now within the new city boundary are: Chetwynd; St Oliver’s new and old cemetery in Ballincollig; Curraghkippane new and old cemetery on Lee Road; Carrigrohane Beg; Inniscarra (Dripsey); St Senan’s in Tower, Kilcully old cemetery; Rathcooney, and Douglas.
The cost of purchasing a plot in Tower has rocketed from €1,180 to €1,830.
The cost of gravediggers has also risen from €250 to €730 for any of the cemeteries which don’t have contractors already in place.