Cork’s English Market Looking for Applicants for New Start Up Stall

Cork English Market

Cork’s English Market is giving local food-based business start-ups the opportunity to trade in Ireland’s oldest and best food market. A rare chance for small food businesses to test the market, literally!

Starting this Summer the English Market is launching The Start Up Stall, giving successful applicants the chance use of the newly refurbished stall for 4-6 weeks each. The stall that the successful start ups will call home for this time is Unit 3 of the market, between Healys Bakery and Pots & Pans. The unit is fully kitted out, and ready for the lucky businesses to walk in and set up shop.

The project is aimed at start up businesses retailing products or produce that will compliment, rather than duplicate, that of the English Market’s current offering.

Situated in the heart of Cork City, the English Market is a roofed food market and has been trading since 1788. Developed and still owned by Cork City Council, the Market is one of the oldest municipal markets of it’s kind in the world. The trading stalls are held under 21 year leases from the City Council, making this a truly unique and exciting opportunity for small food businesses.

The current mix of traders in the English Market includes traders includes a mix of fledgling traders beside long-established family businesses. Among the stall holders are the Alternative Bread Company, On the Pigs Back Deli, the well known fish smoker Frank Hederman, and Tom Durcan Meats, specialists in the Cork delicacy spiced beef. Renowned cafe and restaurant the Farmgate also overlooks the Princes street entrance.

To apply email

For more information on the English Market and its current traders visit, and follow The English Market Twitter and Facebook.

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