Locations > The English Market

This is one of Cork City’s greatest assets – a wonderful Victorian indoor market which is the very essence and centrepiece of Cork life. Selling an array of meats, fish, fresh fruits and vegetables, local specialities (e.g. pigs trotters!) and international delicacies, it is a vibrant, busy place full of characters and chatter where the old and new blend effortlessly together.
The building itself has been carefully restored to reveal its Victorian grandeur – cast iron fountains, railings and pillars decorate the huge space which is divided into alley like sections; each with their own atmosphere. The English Market has entrances on Princes Street, Patrick Street and the Grand Parade. In 1980 it was destroyed by fire and was refurbished by Cork Corporation to an award-winning design.
Rubbing shoulders with the butchers and fishmongers are old fashioned market stalls selling household items, souvenirs and clothing.
The Farmgate Café is a great meeting place and has a wonderful old fashioned feel, perched as it is above the Main Hall on balconies.
Opening Hours: 8am – 6pm*, Monday- Saturday

The building is owned by Cork City Council but is managed and operated by Irish Estates Management, and it is they whom you should contact initially for permissions. There is a request form to be filled in which is available from them directly or also online here. Filming in the English Market:

Please also contact the Property Department, Cork City Council at englishmarket@corkcity.ie or phone 00 353 21 4924258 or 00 353 21 4924259.  Details on filming and an application form are available on the English Market website:


*some stalls may open and close earlier.


Address The English Market, Princes Street, Cork, Ireland
Region Cork City
Website www.corkenglishmarket.ie
Telephone +353 85 765 4353
Contact Joanne Buckley
Email Joanne.buckley@irishestates.ie