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Return of the Coal Quay Saturday Market to Cornmarket Street

Coal Quay - Turn of the Century
Cornmarket Street at the turn of the Century


On Saturday 13th August, the Coal Quay Saturday Market relocated to Cornmarket Street from Emmet Place. This follows completion of the phased development of Cornmarket Street, where overall expenditure of €4million was spent on the public realm. The project is part of a broader strategy to regenerate the city centre, following on from the refurbishment of Grand Parade and Patrick’s Street.

Over 35 “Saturday” traders will now  be located on Cornmarket Street, with a dedicated market space and pedestrianised area now available.

Coal Quay 
    Before                                                                       After


“ I very much welcome the completion of the project in this historical Coal Quay area, said Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Terry Shannon. “I wish the traders well, and look forward to an event later in the year to formally launch the market and completion of this important Roads Project. ”.

The traditional traders have continued to trade on Cornmarket Street throughout the refurbishment, and now the City Council is progressing a programme of refurbishing their traditional stalls.

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