The English Market

The English Market: Our most recommended tours and activities

Blarney Castle Full-Day Tour from Dublin

1. Blarney Castle Full-Day Tour from Dublin

Visit Ireland’s most famous castle on a full-day tour from Dublin. Enjoy free time to explore the city of Cork and visit Blarney Castle. Stroll in the footsteps of St Patrick at the Celtic Crosses and Round Tower. Meet your guide at Paddy's Palace in Dublin and hop aboard a comfortable and climate-controlled van for a scenic drive through green fields and dairy farms of the Golden Vale of County Cork. Enjoy panoramic views of the Galtee Mountains and County Tipperary. Stop in Cork on banks of the River Lee and spend an hour of free time exploring the city at your own pace. Have the option to visit the historic English Market, or marvel at the architecture of St. Finbarre’s Cathedral. Drive on to Blarney Castle, home of the legendary Blarney Stone. It’s said that if you kiss the stone you will receive the “gift of the gab” for 7 years. Pucker up and kiss the stone or snap a picture.  Explore the castle grounds and gardens to discover the Witch's Cave. Take advantage of the tax free shopping at the Blarney Woollen Mills and craft shop. Step back in time at the evocative Celtic Crosses and Round Tower. Depart for Dublin on a path through the Golden Vale of County Tipperary and arrive back in the city at night. 

Cork: Guided Historical Walking Tour

2. Cork: Guided Historical Walking Tour

Set out on a walking tour accompanied by a local guide. In a one-hour stroll through the city centre you will learn about Cork's history as a transatlantic and European trading hub. Walk along the curved main street, following the route of the river beneath it. Marvel at Cork Opera House and across the river, see the shape of Shandon church, with its distinctive red and white brick bell tower and clockfaces. Next, stroll down Carey's Lane to visit the Hugenot cemetery, before heading to the Coal Quay and Cornmarket Street. Along the widest street in Cork, Grand Parade, see Bishop Lucy Park, the Berwick fountain and the National memorial. Hear about Nano Nagle and her extensive humanitarian work in bringing education to the poorest classes while standing on a footbridge named in her honour. Then, explore St Finbar's Cathedral, the South Gate Bridge and Elizabeth Fort. See the boathouse entrances in the leading business quarter of the city known as South Mall. Finish the tour in Princes Street, at the main entrance to Cork's fascinating English Market.

Cork Culinary Tour

3. Cork Culinary Tour

Explore Cork City, where green pastures and cool oceans provide an abundance of the finest ingredients for a culinary extravaganza. Stroll along quirky streets and alleys with your local, friendly guide. Discover the rich heritage of Cork as a food destination, and how it shaped us, economically, socially, and politically. Chat with the local traders in the English Market who love a bit of craic(fun) with visitors. Enjoy a welcome Irish Coffee in one of Cork's oldest establishments and learn how this cozy pub, hidden off the beaten track, has survived famine, war, flooding, and Covid 19. Sample mouth-watering seafood, award-winning cheeses, home-baked pies, gourmet sausage, and handmade chocolates, under the auspices of the renowned 18th-century market. Finish the tour with a light snack lunch and a local brew of choice in one of the city's heritage pubs.

Tour guidé de Cork City centre en français

4. Tour guidé de Cork City centre en français

N'hésitez pas à me contacter si vous souhaitez réserver une heure spécifique ou un jour particulier. Je fais également des guidages à Cobh et Kinsale. Mon adresse email unloupchezlesrebelles@gmail.com Vous pouvez me contacter si vous êtes moins de 4 personnes pour réserver votre place. Rendez vous à Paul Street près de la statue de Rory Gallagher. Voici dans les grandes lignes les endroits et monuments que nous allons voir: - Nous débutons le tour après une courte introduction de l'histoire de Cork City - Présentation du quartier huguenot de Cork ainsi que du cimetière - Départ pour grand parade - En chemin explications de Paul et Peter church et de l'histoire de Black Eagle of the north - Arrivée à Grand parade, histoire de la constructions de la rue, le monument national et départ pour nano nagle bridge - Explication de l'histoire des ponts nano nagle et south gate bridge - Explications de St Finbarr et Elizabeth fort - Avant de retourner vers grand parade, faisons un petit détour par the counting house et le tribunal sur Washington street. - Retour sur grand parade pour aller voir l'English Market - Parlons de la nouvelle statue de Michael Collins - Départ pour Crawford Gallerie et l'opéra de Cork - Une légende pour tous: Father Matthew et le mouvement de la tempérence - L'Histoire de Shandon bell notre menteuse à 4 faces préférée. En route pour la dernière partie du tour: Mc Curtain street et le quartier victorien - L'everymen theatre et le Met deux institutions de Cork Fin du tour et place à vos questions - L'UCC et l'intérieur de l'english market ne font pas partie du guidage mais je me ferai un plaisir de vous en parler. Durant le guidage, nous parlerons de l'histoire de Cork et des bâtiments mais également des anecdotes entourant l'histoire de ses lieux historique. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- La balade dure deux heures et se fait à pieds. Nous ne rentrons dans aucun bâtiments. De bonnes chaussures de marche ainsi que des vêtements de pluie sont conseillés. Venez avec vos questions même si elles sont générales sur l'Irlande. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A propos du guide: Je suis expatriée en Irlande depuis 2015. J'ai travaillé pour Airbnb, les hôtels Marriott et enfin pour ma propre société. Depuis 2016, je suis brocanteur. J'ai obtenu mon diplôme de guide en 2023.

Cork Self-Guided Audio Tour

5. Cork Self-Guided Audio Tour

Download our app or a vibrant MP3 Self-Guided Audio Tour combined with a fully detailed map of your tour area. Known as Ireland’s second capital, Cork is rich with old historic churches and houses that have been around for hundreds of years. This audio tour will immerse you in its historical quays and pathways leading you to its famous St Patrick’s Street, its enchanting English Market, and the charming church of St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral. You’ll see an abundance of traditional Irish pubs and restaurants, and hear traditional music as you walk through this magical city. Be sure to bask in the charismatic lifestyle of the Irish. You will also see the Queen's Old Castle, French Church Street, the famous Cork Butter Museum, St Anne's Church and the Bells of Shandon, the Elizabeth Fort off Barrack Street, the Nano Nagle Bridge with the National Monument and the Bishop Lucey Park. You can do all this at your own pace. 

Cork Private Walking Tour

6. Cork Private Walking Tour

Welcome to Cork, the rebel city of Ireland. Over the centuries, the city survived and flourished, despite the Viking invasion and later the Irish Civil War. This city is an architectural delight for visitors. Today, many of Cork's tourist attractions recollect its long history, and you'll find it to be an energetic, bustling city with lots of things to do. Explore its magnificent churches, the aromatic English Market, its narrow streets crammed with shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants, and stretch your legs by walking along the scenic river Lee. As you stroll from site to site in this charm-laden city, you will hear fun facts and tales about its rich history, culture, and people

Cork's Flavorful Footsteps: A Walking Food Adventure

7. Cork's Flavorful Footsteps: A Walking Food Adventure

Embark on a gastronomic journey through Cork's most celebrated food districts, where the fusion of history and flavor creates an unforgettable experience. From the historic Shandon Bells to the bustling English Market, each step of this tour invites you to become the hero of your own culinary adventure. Dive into the Victorian Quarter and MacCurtain Street, where the past and present meld in a symphony of tastes. This tour is not just about savoring exquisite flavors; it's about immersing yourself in Cork's rich cultural tapestry, one tasting at a time. Whether you're a seasoned foodie or a curious traveler, this journey promises to delight your senses and leave you craving for more. Join us on this delicious exploration, and discover why Cork is celebrated as a premier gastronomic destination. Please Note: The program and attractions/restaurants may vary based on booking date/time and crowd conditions, ensuring each visit is a unique experience.

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The English Market: Our most recommended tours and activities

Blarney Castle Full-Day Tour from Dublin

Blarney Castle Full-Day Tour from Dublin

Visit Ireland’s most famous castle on a full-day tour from Dublin. Enjoy free time to explore the city of Cork and visit Blarney Castle. Stroll in the footsteps of St Patrick at the Celtic Crosses and Round Tower. Meet your guide at Paddy's Palace in Dublin and hop aboard a comfortable and climate-controlled van for a scenic drive through green fields and dairy farms of the Golden Vale of County Cork. Enjoy panoramic views of the Galtee Mountains and County Tipperary. Stop in Cork on banks of the River Lee and spend an hour of free time exploring the city at your own pace. Have the option to visit the historic English Market, or marvel at the architecture of St. Finbarre’s Cathedral. Drive on to Blarney Castle, home of the legendary Blarney Stone. It’s said that if you kiss the stone you will receive the “gift of the gab” for 7 years. Pucker up and kiss the stone or snap a picture.  Explore the castle grounds and gardens to discover the Witch's Cave. Take advantage of the tax free shopping at the Blarney Woollen Mills and craft shop. Step back in time at the evocative Celtic Crosses and Round Tower. Depart for Dublin on a path through the Golden Vale of County Tipperary and arrive back in the city at night. 

Cork: Guided Historical Walking Tour

Cork: Guided Historical Walking Tour

Set out on a walking tour accompanied by a local guide. In a one-hour stroll through the city centre you will learn about Cork's history as a transatlantic and European trading hub. Walk along the curved main street, following the route of the river beneath it. Marvel at Cork Opera House and across the river, see the shape of Shandon church, with its distinctive red and white brick bell tower and clockfaces. Next, stroll down Carey's Lane to visit the Hugenot cemetery, before heading to the Coal Quay and Cornmarket Street. Along the widest street in Cork, Grand Parade, see Bishop Lucy Park, the Berwick fountain and the National memorial. Hear about Nano Nagle and her extensive humanitarian work in bringing education to the poorest classes while standing on a footbridge named in her honour. Then, explore St Finbar's Cathedral, the South Gate Bridge and Elizabeth Fort. See the boathouse entrances in the leading business quarter of the city known as South Mall. Finish the tour in Princes Street, at the main entrance to Cork's fascinating English Market.

Cork Culinary Tour

Cork Culinary Tour

Explore Cork City, where green pastures and cool oceans provide an abundance of the finest ingredients for a culinary extravaganza. Stroll along quirky streets and alleys with your local, friendly guide. Discover the rich heritage of Cork as a food destination, and how it shaped us, economically, socially, and politically. Chat with the local traders in the English Market who love a bit of craic(fun) with visitors. Enjoy a welcome Irish Coffee in one of Cork's oldest establishments and learn how this cozy pub, hidden off the beaten track, has survived famine, war, flooding, and Covid 19. Sample mouth-watering seafood, award-winning cheeses, home-baked pies, gourmet sausage, and handmade chocolates, under the auspices of the renowned 18th-century market. Finish the tour with a light snack lunch and a local brew of choice in one of the city's heritage pubs.

Tour guidé de Cork City centre en français

Tour guidé de Cork City centre en français

N'hésitez pas à me contacter si vous souhaitez réserver une heure spécifique ou un jour particulier. Je fais également des guidages à Cobh et Kinsale. Mon adresse email unloupchezlesrebelles@gmail.com Vous pouvez me contacter si vous êtes moins de 4 personnes pour réserver votre place. Rendez vous à Paul Street près de la statue de Rory Gallagher. Voici dans les grandes lignes les endroits et monuments que nous allons voir: - Nous débutons le tour après une courte introduction de l'histoire de Cork City - Présentation du quartier huguenot de Cork ainsi que du cimetière - Départ pour grand parade - En chemin explications de Paul et Peter church et de l'histoire de Black Eagle of the north - Arrivée à Grand parade, histoire de la constructions de la rue, le monument national et départ pour nano nagle bridge - Explication de l'histoire des ponts nano nagle et south gate bridge - Explications de St Finbarr et Elizabeth fort - Avant de retourner vers grand parade, faisons un petit détour par the counting house et le tribunal sur Washington street. - Retour sur grand parade pour aller voir l'English Market - Parlons de la nouvelle statue de Michael Collins - Départ pour Crawford Gallerie et l'opéra de Cork - Une légende pour tous: Father Matthew et le mouvement de la tempérence - L'Histoire de Shandon bell notre menteuse à 4 faces préférée. En route pour la dernière partie du tour: Mc Curtain street et le quartier victorien - L'everymen theatre et le Met deux institutions de Cork Fin du tour et place à vos questions - L'UCC et l'intérieur de l'english market ne font pas partie du guidage mais je me ferai un plaisir de vous en parler. Durant le guidage, nous parlerons de l'histoire de Cork et des bâtiments mais également des anecdotes entourant l'histoire de ses lieux historique. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- La balade dure deux heures et se fait à pieds. Nous ne rentrons dans aucun bâtiments. De bonnes chaussures de marche ainsi que des vêtements de pluie sont conseillés. Venez avec vos questions même si elles sont générales sur l'Irlande. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A propos du guide: Je suis expatriée en Irlande depuis 2015. J'ai travaillé pour Airbnb, les hôtels Marriott et enfin pour ma propre société. Depuis 2016, je suis brocanteur. J'ai obtenu mon diplôme de guide en 2023.

Cork Self-Guided Audio Tour

Cork Self-Guided Audio Tour

Download our app or a vibrant MP3 Self-Guided Audio Tour combined with a fully detailed map of your tour area. Known as Ireland’s second capital, Cork is rich with old historic churches and houses that have been around for hundreds of years. This audio tour will immerse you in its historical quays and pathways leading you to its famous St Patrick’s Street, its enchanting English Market, and the charming church of St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral. You’ll see an abundance of traditional Irish pubs and restaurants, and hear traditional music as you walk through this magical city. Be sure to bask in the charismatic lifestyle of the Irish. You will also see the Queen's Old Castle, French Church Street, the famous Cork Butter Museum, St Anne's Church and the Bells of Shandon, the Elizabeth Fort off Barrack Street, the Nano Nagle Bridge with the National Monument and the Bishop Lucey Park. You can do all this at your own pace. 

Cork Private Walking Tour

Cork Private Walking Tour

Welcome to Cork, the rebel city of Ireland. Over the centuries, the city survived and flourished, despite the Viking invasion and later the Irish Civil War. This city is an architectural delight for visitors. Today, many of Cork's tourist attractions recollect its long history, and you'll find it to be an energetic, bustling city with lots of things to do. Explore its magnificent churches, the aromatic English Market, its narrow streets crammed with shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants, and stretch your legs by walking along the scenic river Lee. As you stroll from site to site in this charm-laden city, you will hear fun facts and tales about its rich history, culture, and people

Cork's Flavorful Footsteps: A Walking Food Adventure

Cork's Flavorful Footsteps: A Walking Food Adventure

Embark on a gastronomic journey through Cork's most celebrated food districts, where the fusion of history and flavor creates an unforgettable experience. From the historic Shandon Bells to the bustling English Market, each step of this tour invites you to become the hero of your own culinary adventure. Dive into the Victorian Quarter and MacCurtain Street, where the past and present meld in a symphony of tastes. This tour is not just about savoring exquisite flavors; it's about immersing yourself in Cork's rich cultural tapestry, one tasting at a time. Whether you're a seasoned foodie or a curious traveler, this journey promises to delight your senses and leave you craving for more. Join us on this delicious exploration, and discover why Cork is celebrated as a premier gastronomic destination. Please Note: The program and attractions/restaurants may vary based on booking date/time and crowd conditions, ensuring each visit is a unique experience.

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What people are saying about The English Market

Overall rating

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(187 reviews)

A great day out. Our guide John was fantastic, very informative and entertaining. Would have loved to have seen Cork harbour rather than the city.

Aiden was knowledgeable, professional and fun! Wonderful storyteller and good energy. Highly recommend!

our guide Mary was fabulous with so much history and interesting tidbits to share.

Really enjoyed this tour Mary is fab and we learnt loads about Cork!

Richard was informative and entertaining! Great trip!