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English Market

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Cork’s iconic English Market has been trading since 1788.  One of the oldest and best covered markets in Europe, it has survived famine, flood, war, fires, and multiple recessions to remain a strong part of Cork’s retail and commercial centre.  A building of architectural significance, it is also valued as a heritage asset and tourist attraction. 

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“... a civic space, a meeting place, a thoroughfare, and a bustling social hub of the city. With its variety of products, the pride of place accorded to small traders, the personalised service, the growing emphasis on organic products and reliance on small-scale producers, it is forever popular. A mix of traditional Cork fare and exciting new foods from afar, along with longstanding family-run stalls and newcomers from outside, all contribute to its unique appeal, which is celebrated widely, especially by visitors to the city...” O’Drisceoil & O’Drisceoil, "Serving a City", published by Collins Press www.collinspress.ie

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“In my opinion this is the best covered market in the UK and Ireland”
- Rick Stein.

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