Shopping in Cork

Shopping in Cork

St. Patrick Street

The main street in Cork City is where you can find almost anything you require, from books, music, arts and crafts, to high street fashion, sporting goods, jewellery and furniture. Large retail stores such as Brown Thomas are also to be found along Patrick’s Street along with a wide range of High Street fashion outlets as well as some local fashion boutiques which will satisfy a desire for clothing.

Further information on Brown Thomas available.

Further information on Merchants Quay available.

English Market

Voted one of the top ten best food markets in Europe by the Observer Food Magazine, the English Market in Cork is an attraction which is most certainly not to be missed. The atmosphere, sights and smells make the English Market a shopping experience unlike any other in the city of Cork. The bustling market is full of the freshest produce coming from local farmers and producers, including meat, seafood, and fruit & vegetables. Pick up a helping of Tripe and Drisheen, a traditional Cork dish. For those with a sweet tooth, a visit to the outstanding homemade cakes and chocolate stalls will be the highlight of your trip. These stalls are simply irresistible. Further information.

Opera Lane

The most recent addition to Cork's shopping scene is the Opera Lane Shopping Street in the heart of the vibrant city. The stylish and contemporary design of the complex merges well with the upgrade of Patrick Street. Opera Lane is home to many renowned high street shops, including favourites New Look, River Island, Top Shop, H&M and Office. Starbucks can also be found on Opera Lane where you can enjoy a break from all the shopping. Further information.

Oliver Plunkett Street

This is the second busiest street in the city and is a long, partially pedestrianised thoroughfare with shops, buskers, cafes, excellent restaurants and historic buildings. It is a very vibrant, lively street, full of surprises and great shopping with something on offer for everyone. Oliver Plunkett Street won The Great Street Award 2016.

Corn Market Street

Corn Market Street is home to an outdoor market, with Saturday being the main trading day. An assorted range of stalls are to be found. Shop for clothes, shoes, gifts, drapery, toys, and traditional Irish music and instruments. After a hard day shopping, retire to the Hugenot Quarter where you can soak up the atmosphere in a vast range of cafes and restaurants.

Mahon Point Shopping Centre

A number of shopping centres line the suburbs, the most popular of which is Mahon point. A short 15 minute drive from the hotel, Mahon Point is host to a range of the most popular shops on the High Street today. Whatever your needs, Mahon Point can meet them. Round off the trip with lunch in the food court and a trip to the luxurious 13 screen cinema. Further information.

Blarney Woolen Mills

Located on the Blarney Woolen Mills site, the Woolen Mills gift shop which specialises in the tweed and wool garments for which Blarney is famed for. A wide range of Irish gifts and souvenirs provide the perfect gifts for loved ones back home. Further information.