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“Love the food, love the people, love the market” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old English Market/City Market

Old English Market/City Market
Grand Parade, Cork, Ireland (Centre)
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Ranked #1 of 20 shopping in Cork
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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Clonmel, Ireland
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85 reviews 85 reviews
51 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
“Love the food, love the people, love the market”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is the most welcoming shopping experience you can have in Cork. From the characters working there to the corkonians shopping there you feel as if they all know you they are so friendly. The architecture is stunning the stalls many and various and brilliant value if you know which stalls to go to but take some time shopping around there and you will get to know where to go for bargains meat wise. The restaurants are a rip off there would advise eating elsewhere but it's got restaurants outside every entrance to the market so not difficult to find somewhere to eat. Take your canera if it's your first visit you'll get loads of pictures here.

Visited September 2012
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Dublin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“a must see place in Cork”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

I loved this place , you are suddenly back at least 100 years back :) its a wonderful experience and the food is REALY NICE

Visited October 2012
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Breckenridge, Colorado
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93 reviews 93 reviews
29 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Cute market to stroll through”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

This is a cute, old European market... There are stands for all your fruits, vegetables, meats, prepared foods, as well as clothing and other types of shopping. I enjoyed taking a stroll through, and saw the beautiful architecture on one end of the market. Our tour guide stressed that it was an important part of the history of Cork, and we should go inside... I'm glad I did. :) I didn't eat there, so I strolled through for about 20 minutes.

Visited September 2012
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elizabeth, colorado
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32 attraction reviews
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“One of my favorite stops!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

I absolutely loved the english market. I really wished we had something like this in Denver. Lots of variety, fish, seafood, bread, fresh vegetables, etc... if it is food and you are looking for it...it is probably here! Enjoy the best Irish food experience there is!

Visited August 2012
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Los Gatos, California
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“Incredible market”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

The market was amazing! The food was so fresh and the meat counters were impeccable. I have never visited a market that had everything and this place did! The cafe upstairs overlooking the market was very nice. A definite must see for anyone visiting Cork City.

Visited September 2012
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