Must see shopping in Cork City

  • Village Hall

    This Aladdin’s cave is stuffed to the brim with unusual vintage clothing, vinyl records, eclectic furniture and assorted oddities. Despite being full of…

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    On the Pig's Back

    This famous deli stall in the English Market groans beneath serried ranks of French and Irish cheeses, charcuterie, homemade pâtés and pastries.

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    PLUGD Records

    Stocks all kinds of music on vinyl and CD and is the place to keep up with Cork's ever-changing music scene.

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    Vibes & Scribes

    Stocks a vast selection of new, secondhand and remaindered books, including lots of Irish interest titles.

  • Pinocchio's Toys & Gifts

    Forget your plastic playthings, explore this little gem full of ethically sourced and good quality toys. Most are traditional creations made of wood and…

  • The Fair Alternative

    Shop for some local crafts in this charming market every Saturday, held in the local Unitarian church. Expect handmade jewellery, cosmetics, knitwear, art…

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    Pro Musica

    A focal point and meeting place for Cork's musicians, with a full range of instruments from electric guitars to clarinets, recording equipment, sheet…

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    O'Conaill creates exquisite handmade chocolates; don't leave Cork without sampling its delicious Chocolatier's Hot Chocolate.

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    20 20 Gallery

    Commercial fine-art gallery selling paintings, ceramics and photographic prints by a broad range of Irish artists.

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    Huge general bookshop, with the best travel-guide section in southwest Ireland.

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    Vibes & Scribes

    Cork's biggest selection of arts and crafts materials, for everything from knitting and crochet to sculpture and calligraphy.

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    Lots of magazines, a decent selection of Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSI) hiking maps, and good stationery on the 2nd floor.