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English Market

Listed under Markets in Cork, Ireland.

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Although called the English market, the covered food market on the grand parade in Cork boasts much more than plain English fare. The market dates back to the Jacobean era and despite being refurbished in 1980 after a fire, the main structure of the market today is from 1786. At the market you can buy fish, vegetables, exotic fruits and meat in any quantity (half a cow if you would like, or a pig’s head for just a few euros). It is also the perfect place to construct a picnic sampling the fresh breads, cheeses, delicatessen meats and quiches. However what the market is most renowned for is its traditional Irish drisheen (like black pudding), tripe and crubeens (pigs feet). Also the smoked eel is not to be missed.

Written by  Alessia Horwich.

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