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Old English Market/City Market

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Address: Grand Parade | Cork City, Cork, Ireland
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Worth a day trip to Cork

Superb market. Great produce, reasonable prices, not too crowded, easy to find and access. Rivals many American indoor markets with different meat cuts, cheeses, and great breads.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chuck H
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Superb market. Great produce, reasonable prices, not too crowded, easy to find and access. Rivals many American indoor markets with different meat cuts, cheeses, and great breads.

Thank Chuck H
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What can you say - it's a small covered market. Would come in very handy if you were self catering as there are some interesting things on sale, but otherwise it seemed a tad pointless to wander around looking at food stuffs you can't use.

Thank MathanTT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

if you sick of supermarkets then this is the place to get different variety of food from all around the world. Fish section stinks (personal opinion)

Thank Mehmet K
Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want fresh ingredents at its finest Here is where you need to visit. Butchers fishmongers artisan bakers it has it all. Great place to pick up a sandwich or salad from one of the stalls and eat it on the nearby bishop lucy park or the boardwalk on a sunny day

Thank Andy_M_1979_4543
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a great market for tourists as well as locals. They have lots of choices for seafood, meat, bread, cheese, vegetables, fruits, etc. It is a great place to browse and purchase fresh items. We bought bread and cheese at two separate stands. The staff at both were very accommodating and friendly. Easy to find. Great Saturday morning activity.

Thank ChajuBenree
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The English market is becoming a well known attraction to visit. As a local corkonian i take it for granted. To some visitors it might seem underwhelming at first. What makes it special is the staff who man the stalls, and the people who come to shop. It seems an obvious statement but it sums the place up. I visited... More 

Thank kenhurley
Co. Waterford
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The building is full of character with excellent locally produced foods. Fish, meat, fruit. Veg,pork, honey, wine, olives cheese etc. There are lovely coffee shops and places to sit and do some people watching!!

Thank MollCo_Waterford
Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A very pleasant way to while away an hour. Just remember to park nearby to make bringing your purchases back less of a chore. ..you are sure to buy too much!

Thank dvc2014
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This review may be seen by some as slightly biased as I am a cork city resident born and reared the English market is as old as the city itself a centre of commerce in olden days today cork city residents go there to buy the freshest fruit and veg and meats including the famous or infamous depending on your... More 

Thank O2267GMmikeo
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Such an amazing selection of fresh foods. This place made me want to live downtown Cork just to have this sort of food selection at my finger tips.

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