The English Market, Cork

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Beloved by the people of Cork for centuries, The English 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. Take a look at our Cork route planner to schedule your visit to The English Market and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Last time I was in Ireland visited the English Market was just amazed. So this trip we went back and ate up stair in the cafe, breakfast. I wish I had a kitchen to cook in after visiting the market....  more
    Last time I was in Ireland visited the English Market was just amazed. So this trip we went back and ate up stair in the cafe, breakfast. I wish I had a kitchen to cook in after visiting the market....  more »
  • The English Market is an experience. All types of food can be found here. It's an interesting experience. 
    The English Market is an experience. All types of food can be found here. It's an interesting experience.  more »
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  • This is not a great spot for the tourist as it is essentially a meat, seafood and cheese market. It would be good if you were living here, perhaps, but for a visitor it is a tease. There are much nicer markets in England itself, and in most other parts of the world.
  • I read a review saying the English Market was, "great for locals, but not so much for tourists". A ridiculous review. That's what makes this 230-plus-year-old market amazing. The fresh seafood, produce, meats, and fowl are incredible and it makes you wish modern supermarkets had this quality and charm.

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