The English Market in Cork has been trading since 1788. It is owned and developed by the Cork City Council and is one of the oldest municipal markets in the world.
Located on Princes St, Centre, Cork, Ireland it is open to the public from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., Monday to Saturday. It is closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
While it mainly serves as a fresh indoor market to locals, it has become quite the tourist attraction as well. It is worth stopping even if you are a tourist with no place to cook meals. It has a restaurant on the upper level called Farmgate Restaurant. There is also a coffee shop called Coffee Central. This place is big with two main entrances. We found ourselves getting lost as it winds around. Being foodies like we are, we absolutely loved it. I definitely recommend trying the Farmgate Restaurant as they have some unusual options that are always changing.
This is a quick stop for you while you are in Cork and it is right in the heart of the city. Plenty of things for you to do while there.
While in Cork, be sure to check out Blarney Castle while there.