English Market

Top choice in Cork City

English Market.

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The English Market – so called because it was set up in 1788 by the Protestant or ‘English’ corporation that then controlled the city (there was once an Irish Market nearby) – is a true gem, with its ornate vaulted ceilings, columns and polished marble fountain. Scores of vendors set up colourful and photogenic displays of the region's very best local produce, including meat, fish, fruit, cheeses and takeaway food.

On a sunny day, take your lunch to nearby Bishop Lucey Park, a popular alfresco eating spot.