You can’t visit Cock city without wandering around the Old English Market to see all the amazing foods from around the world. For those of you who are fans of famous chefs and English chefs, here’s what Rick Stein had to say about the market. “In my opinion this is the best covered market in the UK and Ireland”.
Now that’s impressive considering all the rivals markets in Dublin, Belfast, London and Edinburgh, to name just a few contenders. The market is situated right in the very heart of Cork City, it’s a roofed market, that means it’s totally covered over and protected from the harsh Irish elements. The Old English Market has been trading since 1788 and is one of the oldest municipal markets of its kind in the world!