For all you foodies out there, I thought you might enjoy a quick peek at our trip to the English Market in Cork, Ireland. Cork is in the south-western region of Ireland and is the second largest city and the third most populated in Ireland. There’s a lot to do in Cork but it was a very rainy day and since we were just passing through, a few hours drooling at the market was the perfect plan. The English Market has a fascinating history dating as far back as 1786. That’s before the United States had it’s first president! The market officially opened in August of 1788 and continues to thrive today.
The round chocolates with raisins and nuts look just like some Sue at the View from Great Island just posted on her blog.
There are many places to eat but this portion of the market has an upstairs restaurant. We just walked and snacked and gathered bags of goodies to take with us on our travels. I only wish I could have bought fresh produce because it all looked amazing.
If you happen to visit The English Market, allow yourself plenty of time to browse. My husband and his sister-in-law Rita and I all took off in different directions. Occasionally we would run into each other and open our bags to show the treasurers we found. We were like kids going trick-or-treating on Halloween.
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Check out our other posts about our adventures in Ireland:
- Cobh, Killarney, Doolin & the Cliffs of Moher
- Cashel Ireland
- Dublin & Portlaoise Ireland
- Dingle Ireland
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend.