Old English Market/City Market, Cork
(4.4/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • He Maket is very nice with its shops where you will find all type of food typical which can eat also in the place in different posts the truth an experience only
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  • The English Market is Heaven on earth to people looking for good quality food. It is full of stalls with every type of meat and fish you can think of, if you don't get what you want I would be very su...  more »
  • This market is a treasure in that it has been in existence for a very long time indeed. Walking through its aisles of fresh meats, seafood, vegetables and sweets is just plain fun. I would highly reco...  more »
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  • While living in Cork I visited the market frequently and each time was awesome! You can find loads of deals on really quality stuff. My favourite is the 20 chicken wings for 2.40 euro!! Loads of selection, good food to take home and cook, or if your on the go and looking for a little nibble!
  • I love it here. The selection of food available is second to none. I've found any stall holder I visited to be really friendly and the produce I bought to be reasonably priced and excellent quality. It is well worth visiting if in Cork and well worth shopping in if you live in the area.
  • Some of Ireland's best food on offer all in one central market. Great place for grabbing a quick coffee and bit to eat too
  • very busy, good atmosphere, only criticism and only a small one. needs a few more little coffee shops/cafes for people to rest.
  • Lots of cool things to see, maybe a little over rated for the hype that was pitched. Plenty of touristy junk being sold next to really great food and interesting items. Vendors were helpful and not pushy. We were there several times over several days, it can be very busy first thing when restaurant buyers and picking up and purchasing, also in the evening on Fri and Sat when locals and buying food to cook for the night and more tourists are hunting dinner.