Candles, Cardigans, Cleaning Products - Socks, Stationary, Smoked Salmon - Mugs, Musical Instruments, Mayonnaise - Furniture, Food, Flowers -  Jewelry, Jugs, Juice - Pottery, Pears, Potatoes - whatever you’re looking for we’ll help you find the business that makes it responsibly.  The quality, variety, artistry and deliciousness of Irish made food, drink, arts and crafts is world renowned and our businesses are going one step further by maintaining these standards in an environmentally conscious and responsible way.

Whether shopping for yourself or others, by choosing to buy from local independent producers you are making a contribution to the local economy and community and giving artists and crafts people a boost and encouraging them to keep doing what they do. Plus you go home with something different, unique and special to your visit here.

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The English Market 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.

The English Market is, above all else, a place of Commerce and Trade.

For centuries, the production, preparation, processing and transportation and sale of the products available in the Market has provided a livelihood for thousands of Cork’s citizens.  This is as true today as ever before, and it is in this context that the attraction of the English Market for tourists and visitors needs to be managed by the Municipal Authorities and the Market Management.

For years, the reputatation and history of the Market has attracted thousands of visitors.  Heads of State have taken their place among the broad range of celebrities, dignitaries, and everyday toursts who have visited the English Market as one of the City’s unique attractions.

To properly savour the experience of visiting the English Market, visitors need to have the space and time to walk it’s aisles, to view the stalls and to sit, sip a coffee, and enjoy the unique trading experience of the Market that has survived since the 18th Century.

To ensure that tourists and casual visitors to the English Market can get the maximum from their visit, tour groups are encouraged to come outside of peak trading hours.  In general, the busier trading hours of 11.00 am – 4.30 pm daily should be avoided (Friday and Saturday can be particularly hectic).

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