The name of this bustling food market harks back to the days of English rule—it was first granted a charter in 1610 during the reign of King James I. The current market building dates from 1788, although it was redesigned after being gutted by fire in the 1980s. Inside is a cornucopia of fresh produce, including super-traditional Cork delicacies—some of them tempting, others less palatable to outsiders. (Mmm, tripe! How about pig’s trotters? Anyone?) Happily, more modern refreshments and takeaway snacks are also there to sate your hunger.
Cork City› Attraction
Old English Market
Grand Parade; enter from Patrick St., Grand Parade, Oliver Plunkett St., or Princes St., Cork, Co. Cork
Our Rating Hours Mon–Sat 8am–6pm Phone 085/763-2259 Prices Free admission Web site Old English Market
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