Coal Quay Market Trading Licence

Coal Quay Market Trading

Cork City’s designated casual trading area is located on Cornmarket Street/ Kyle Street. This outdoor market is known as the Coal Quay Market and operates currently from Monday to Saturday.  There is a waiting list for pitches for this market. There is also limited vehicular trading on the street.  Licences will be allocated subject to strict criteria on quality, ensuring an adequate mix of products in the market, and subject to space and other restrictions. 

If you wish to apply to be considered for our waiting list, please complete the Designated Trading Area application form (CT1) and return to this office. Please do not send any payment with your application form. 


The acceptance of any application by Cork City Council does not guarantee the granting of a licence. Traders in foodstuffs must be registered with the Health Services Executive and must comply with the requirements of the local HSE Environmental Health Office. All traders must carry their own Public, Product and Employers Liability Insurance. Where licences are granted, Cork City Council is obliged to provide each trader’s name, address and PPS No to the Minister for Social Welfare and the Revenue Commissioners: 

Contact Us

Completed forms should be submitted to:

Property Department, Corporate Affairs Directorate, Cork City Council, City Hall, Cork. T12 T997.

Telephone: 021-4924258, 021-4924259, 021-4924334