The English Market, Cork

4.4
#1 of 500 in Shopping in Ireland
Beloved by the people of Cork for centuries, The English Market has recently gained popularity for its multicultural vendors selling international foods. Though a market has been on this site since 1788, the current structure didn't open until the 19th century. This market has always been known for its fish and butchers, which provide ingredients to many of the area's best restaurants. Stroll through through the space, talk with locals, and purchase some fresh produce or other goods along the way. Take a look at our Cork route planner to schedule your visit to The English Market and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Create an itinerary including The English Market
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
The English Market Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
2,876 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • This is such a beautiful market, I was visiting cork for a weekend break and it was such an enjoyable stroll... buying items would be fantastic if your accommodation had cooking facilities! I love the...  more »
  • Everything is found not only in the TOILET. Even the upstairs coffee shop is not found. The purchase is for every departure. Meat, cheese, fruit, vegetables and then it's a side of the store. Massive and fine market in the middle of town. If I lived here so I would buy todnäk. Head Odin here for groceries. A place worth experiencing.
    View original
Google
  • A fabulous place to discover, especially for those looking for fresh local meats, international produce, or the unfamiliar finds. There's plenty of stalls too serving food to go, the sushi is very good! It makes for a great place to visit in the city no matter what your culinary skills, or food taste may be.
  • Nice place to stroll around and see the produce. I went to the side of the cafe with table service, and it was lovely. Came here on a Wednesday morning, and it wasn’t crowded at all. One of the stalls was selling English Market reusable tote bags for €2.50, which was a great and reasonably priced souvenir.
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Cork

View all >
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h

Side trips from Cork

4.9
Duration: 8​h
4.4
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 3​h
4.1
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Cork

4.8
Duration: 4​h
4.4
Duration: 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 4​h

Historic Sites in Cork

View all >
4.5
Duration: 1​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h

Shopping in Cork

View all >
5.0
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 30​min

Nearby attractions in Cork

4.9
Duration: 8​h
4.8
Duration: 4​h
4.2
Duration: 2​h