Just in time for the Christmas season, The English Market Cork has announced the opening of three new independent stalls at the market.

Roughty’s Little Sister

Roughty’s Little Sister is an expansion of The Roughty Foodie, first established in the 1960s and now run by third generation family business owner, Margo Ann Murphy.

Roughty’s Little Sister is located adjacent to the original stall, in the former location of the Best Meats butchers outlet near the Grande Parade entrance. Both Roughty stalls feature a selection of local cheeses, chutneys and preserves, figs and chestnuts, chocolates, cookbooks, candles, and Margo’s signature Pure Cork Hampers.

The new stall also includes a market-first florist section, featuring a selection of fresh and chemical-free wildflowers that are prepared the traditional way – wrapped in brown paper and tied with string in front of you.

On the new stall opening Margo Ann Murphy said: “I am so proud to open our second stall, Roughty’s Little Sister. I noticed a surge of customers looking for local products over the past 20 months and have seen so many new faces coming through the doors of The English Market to shop, which was really reassuring, so I decided to be brave and go for it! I am so thankful to the people of Cork for really getting behind their local businesses and long may it continue!

Margo also recently launched her first e-commerce website with the support of her Local Enterprise Office, where hampers are now available to be delivered nationwide via www.theroughtyfoodie.com.

Charlie Mahon Ceramics Pottery

Fulfilling a lifelong dream, local pottery artist Charlie Mahon is proud to open his first ever retail outlet at The English Market, Cork.

Charlie Mahon Ceramics has been trading since 2016, when his mackerel design launched his brand to the market. His mugs, platters and bowls are handmade and hand painted, finished with a glaze, fired in the kiln twice. The glazes are vibrant and bright, the artwork is international in style but has a Cork feel. The art on the pottery is both whimsical, witty, and humorous.

At the opening of the stall, Charlie Mahon said: “What do you serve good food on? Plates, platters and bowls… and good bowls at that! With that in mind we think the English Market is the ideal location for our first shop as the home of craft, food and Cork humour – a perfect fit!”

View the collection at the English Market stall, beside Coffee Central, or visit online at www.charliemahon.com.

Comfort and Joy by Jenny Rose Clarke and Sheila Fitzpatrick

From the start of December, visitors to the market will be treated to a feelgood festive pop-up stall, Comfort and Joy, just inside the left-hand door of the Grand Parade entrance.

Sheila Fitzpatrick, owner of the Alternative Bread Company, and Jenny Rose Clarke, owner of The Real Olive Company and Toonsbridge Dairy, have joined forces to bring the former “start-up stall” to life for the season, transforming it into a treasure trove of gifts and festive fare.

All the Olive Stall favourites will be there – choose from hampers presented in a gift box or one of their striking, signature bowls – along with a selection of ceramics, soaps and woven baskets.

Meanwhile ABC will be presenting Italian pannetoni, jewelled Christmas cakes, gluten-free puddings and ABC mince pies in their distinctive triangular box (a special edition this year, redesigned to reflect the theme of Comfort and Joy) and a host of other traditional favourites.

To browse the full range of stalls and traders, visit https://www.corkcity.ie/en/english-market/.

The market is trading as per the normal hours up until Saturday 18th December

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