Becoming a Trader

All of the units in the market are leased by Cork City Council to traders.  Normally, vacancies only arise when a trader wishes to assign their leasehold interest in their unit, or if Cork City Council acquires back a unit from a trader.

If you are interested in becoming a trader you can contact Cork City Council at or you can complete the online form below.

Your details will be retained and should a vacancy arise we will be in touch.

Please note that Cork City Council has strict criteria with regard to the quality and type of food products sold and the approval of Cork City Council is required for any change of use of a stall.

Cork City Council will seek to ensure, insofar as is practicable, that the form of retailing continues to support the Market’s core principles of traditional open-stall trading of natural, high quality food products. Accordingly, in applying these principles there will be a bias against high street or supermarket-type retailing, and a bias against the sale of pre-packaged foods or foods that have been significantly processed.

You might also want to check out The Start-Up Stall.   Located at unit 3 in the Grand Parade si‌de of the Market this stall has been reserved for new, start-up traders to ‘Test the Market’.  Short-term lettings are permitted for this stall.

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