English Market, Cork

English Market, Cork (must see)

The English Market (Irish: 'Sean-Mhargadh na Sacsan'), or properly Princes Street Market, is a municipal food market in the centre of Cork, Ireland. The market is well supported locally and has in itself become a tourist attraction in the city centre.

The term 'English Market' was coined to distinguish the market from the nearby St. Peter's Market (now the site of the Bodega on Cornmarket Street), which was known as the 'Irish Market'. There has been a market on the present site since 1788 but the present group of buildings was constructed in the mid-19th century with the ornamental entrance at Princes Street being constructed in 1862 by Sir John Benson.

The market is best known for its daily caught fresh fish, and butchers and sources much of the food served in the city's top restaurants. It is a source of local specialties such as Drisheen, spiced beef, and buttered eggs.

Why You Should Visit:
Clean and charming old-fashioned market with a wide choice of top quality Irish food.
Ideal for local self-catering, but also for some quick sampling.

Tip:
Visit early and ask the vendors for menu and cooking tips!
The restaurant upstairs is very nice and fairly well priced.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 8am-6pm; closed on Sundays
Sight description based on wikipedia

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English Market on Map

Sight Name: English Market
Sight Location: Cork, Ireland (See walking tours in Cork)
Sight Type: Shopping
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