It is administered by Cork City Council
Since its refurbishment the market has become more multicultural
, and a variety of fresh produce from around the world can be bought there. The market is still best known however for its fresh fish and butchers, and it serves many of the city’s top restaurants
. It is a source of local specialities such as drisheen
, spiced beef
, and buttered eggs.
The market was visited by Queen Elizabeth II during a state visit in 2011, and by Charles, Prince of Wales during a visit in 2018. Both were served by fishmonger Pat O’Connell. In 2016 and 2017, the English Market was used as a location for the film The Young Offenders and the subsequent TV series of the same name.
Cork City Council and the site’s traders marked the market’s 230th anniversary in August 2018.