Serving up a mix of traditional Irish fare and exotic international cuisine, Cork English Market is a must visit destination for any self-confessed foodie. From freshly caught salmon and dry-aged Irish beef to hand rolled oats and gourmet chocolate, there’s something to tantalise every palate.
As a public meeting place, thoroughfare and produce retailer, Cork English Market plays is one of the city’s major social hubs. The market is a mecca for small local traders, which makes it a fantastic place to sample authentic Irish flavours. Expect personalised service and family run stalls, as well as a focus on organic products and boutique production techniques.
Officially, Cork English Market encompassed both Princes Street Market and Grand Parade Market. It’s located in the heart of the Cork city centre and is an easy walk from major attractions like Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral, the Crawford Art Gallery and the Port of Cork.
Vendors have been trading on the site of Cork English Market since 1788, which makes it one of the oldest municipal markets of its kind in the world. Today, it’s a wildly popular tourist attraction. In 2011, it was even graced by Queen Elizabeth II, during her royal state visit. Needless to say, locals offered her a warm Cork welcome!