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The Queen and Prince Philip are scheduled to visit the English Market next Friday
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The Queen and Prince Philip are scheduled to visit the English Market next Friday.

It is understood the Queen will unveil a plaque marking her visit to the market, which will be closed to the public for the duration of the visit.

She will meet as many as 10 of the 50 or so stallholders who trade there.

The English market is one of the oldest of its kind. Trading as a market since 1788, it pre-dates most of the other markets like it. Indeed, Barcelona’s famous Boqueria market did not start until 80 years after The English Market first started to serve the people of Cork. It has survived the Famine, revolutions, wars, fire and economic decline.

The Market has adapted down through the years and now offers a larger range of produce than it did in times past. In times past, most of the shoppers were shopping on a cheaper budget or haggling with the stall owners in hopes of even better deals! A thing that can still be seen today if you feel up to the challenge!