SANTA came a little bit early for the Morey family in Glanmire with the arrival of a baby boy Kayden, the first baby born in Cork on Christmas Day.
Proud mum Sandra said she began getting pains around 5am on Christmas morning but they had warned theitr other childrent hey coudn't get up until at least 7am.
"My husband Darren ran in and woke them up and said Santy came a bit early!" An ambulance was called for Sandra and she arrived at the CUMH just before 6am and gave birth to Kayden at 6.24am.
Across Cork, over the Christmas period a series of now-traditional Christmas Day swims and St Stephen's Day Poc Fadas took place.
However, the bad weather on St Stephen's Day forced the cancellation of a number of events.
The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald and his wife Georgina had a busy Christmas Day visiting a number of facilities that open around the clock including the city hospitals, shelters, the Garda station, fire station and Cork Prison.