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Corks Famous Indoor Artisan Market

Visit to the English Market in Cork

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Discover Local Artisan Goods


According to an Irish proverb, “laughter is brightest where food is best”. This is proven at one of Cork’s greatest attractions and Ireland’s oldest indoor food market, the English Market. Popular with both locals and tourists, the market provides local artisans a place to sell their products and customers a well curated space to shop for high-quality food.


It is not only highly regarded for its food, but also for the charming architecture. The English Market’s iconic look was almost ruined by a fire in 1980. However, extensive refurbishment efforts have been able to restore the Victorian architecture in remarkable detail.


If your group is visiting Cork only on a daytrip and has no kitchen available, there are restaurants within and around the market supplied by its traders, so you can still savour some of its goods.


In addition to food, you can also browse crockery, clothes, art and all kinds of novelty items at the market – you certainly will not be bored here!


Take in more of Cork’s sights on a walking tour of the city centre, exploring the city’s culture and heritage of the Republic’s second largest city.


Photo Gallery
Friendly clerk laughing with customers
Tousits looking at the English Markets main door
Two women choosing from a sellection of jams
Market clerk showing off fresh fish
The English Markets Interior From Above
 A couple buying fresh vegetables from a smiley man
Useful Information
Opening Hours

8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., Monday to Saturday.

Some stalls may open later and close early. Closed Sunday and Bank holidays.


Duration of Visit

60 minutes approximately.


Meeting Point

Princes St, Centre, Cork, Ireland


The main entrances are located on Princes Street and Grand Parade, with further smaller entrances off Oliver Plunkett Street and Patrick Street.

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