What: A covered market for fish, fruit, meat and vegetables.

Why it Works: The English market is a Cork institution. The current building dates back to 1786 and is quite impressive. The colors, flavors and smells are unforgettable, and so are the characters. People gather and friends meet in the main hall or in the cafes inside the market. The cafe upstairs is ideal for a break. The market can be entered from three different streets in Cork city and works as a covered passageway as well (especially handy in rainy days). The side entrance hallways have cafes and small shops, and the stalls are located in the central area of the market. It’s accessible only on foot. The different areas are dedicated to the different produce and products sold. The market is open Monday through Saturday and usually filled with people browsing and shopping.

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GREAT PUBLIC SPACES: The English Market (Cork City, Ireland) was last modified: March 6th, 2012 by Craig Raphael