The origins of the English Market trace back to the times of King James I in 1610, some 400 years previously and has been officially trading since 1788.
A mix of traditional Cork fare and exciting new foods from afar, combined with long standing family-run stalls contribute to the unique appeal and atmosphere of this market.
Long recognised by locals as a place to meet, eat and shop, the English Market offers tourists and locals alike a tantalising range of Irish food.
Culinary delights include quality meats and fish, herbs, spices, fruit, vegetables, baked delicacies and speciality cheeses.
Some of the more unique traditional fare includes drisheen (blood sausage), tripe, spiced beef, buttered eggs and battlebord, (dried salted ling, a member of the cod family).