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A Notary Public is empowered by law and by custom and usage of notaries through the ages to

  • Administer Oaths

  • Attest Signatures

  • Authenticate Documents

  • Give Notarial Acts

  • Take Affidavits (though not for use in the courts in Ireland)

  • Take Affirmations and Declarations

  • Receive and Make Protests under Mercantile Law, and issue notarial certificates in respect of documents and persons.

  • Draw up Powers of Attorney and other legal documents customarily prepared by Notaries Public 


The acts of Notaries Public have worldwide recognition


Clara provides an on call service where she will attend on your client in your own office, outside of office hours if necessary. 

Please contact Clara if you require further information regarding this service. 

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As a Notary Public, Clara is a public officer, commissioned for life, to serve the Cork public in the area of non-contentious matters. The office of Notary Public is constituted by law and appointment is made by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.


The services of a Notary Public will often be required when carrying out matters relating to international affairs and foreign business, for example in matters relating to adoption.  

Clara has established her positon as a Notary Public located conveniently in the heart of Cork city, but also operates a limited 'on call' service. She provides a professional, friendly and convenient service.

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To provide you with the most convenient and hassle-free service, it is necessary to get in touch with Clara to outline your requirements and make an appointment. Clara will be in a position to advise if it is necessary to prepare what is known as a 'notarial certificate' or not. 

Generally, Clara will need sight of the relevant documentation in advance of preparing any notarial certificates, including a current copy of a passport and/or driving licence and a utility bill dated within that last three months. Providing a scanned copy of the documentation ahead of meeting with Clara will conveniently allow for the preparation of all documents ahead of attesting, stamping and sealing. Please note that it is essential that you present originals of all documents, including the aforementioned identification documents, when meeting with Clara. 



Depending on the nature of the business being conducted, what is known as an 'apostille' will be required to verify the authenticity of the notarial act completed by the Notary Public. An apostille is a certificate provided by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for which they will usually charge you a fee of about €40.  An apostille can be obtained at the Department of Foreign Affairs at 1A, South Mall, Cork - the Cork Passport Office. 

When obtaining an apostille from the DFA you will be required to present the notarised documents and return to collect them some time later, usually on the same day. As part of her services, and for your convenience, Clara can also arrange for an apostille to be obtained. 


Clara is happy to offer competitive and fair rates to students and recent graduates. She has worked extensively with students and graduates travelling abroad for work and has built an excellent repertoire in this particular area. For more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

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