Old English Market/City Market, Cork

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Beloved by the people of Cork for centuries, Old English Market/City Market has recently gained popularity for its multicultural vendors selling international foods. Though a market has been on this site since 1788, the current structure didn't open until the 19th century. This market has always been known for its fish and butchers, which provide ingredients to many of the area's best restaurants. Stroll through through the space, talk with locals, and purchase some fresh produce or other goods along the way. See Old English Market/City Market and all Cork has to offer by arranging your trip with our Cork trip generator.
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TripAdvisor
  • If you happen to be a fan of Borough market in London, this is a great option. We were recently there one early Saturday morning and had a great time looking, buying and eating the various food stalls...  more »
  • The Old English Market in the Cork City Center offers an interesting selection of food choices and local goods, as well the opportunity to enjoy a casual meal. Worth a visit.  more »
  • Visited this market to pick up some food, the food is brilliant value and the atmosphere is great. Just wish I lived near one at home.  more »
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  • The English Market is phenomenal. You can find such a variety of things here from homemade soaps to sushi-to-go. There's fresh produce and baked goods. It's absolutely worth a visit.
  • What an amazing experience! The food was terrific and the people so kind and helpful. My one complaint is there there is no seating. There was one restaurant area upstairs but you weren't allowed to eat any of the food you had purchased from downstairs.....only from their menu. We left the market and went to sit by the water to eat. It was raining before long and back in we went. A few benches for old, arthritic folks would be a kindness.
  • Absolute must see for tourists passing through Cork, and an absolute must for locals who want to shop for the highest quality produce. The English Market is beautiful and filled with delicious food from all over Europe. Make sure you have a coffee and butter and bread pudding at the Farmgate with the view over the heart of the market!
  • Its a good place for shopping for sure. However for visitors there are more interesting places to visit. People work there trying to sell their goods and tourists just create an artificial crowd.
  • Great choice for foodies of all types. Knowledgeable staff too and good opening hours. Prices good too.