How to find us:

By Road

The road network serving the City allows easy access to the city – from Dublin (N8), Waterford (N25), Limerick (N20), Killarney (N22).

AA Routes:


Avoid city driving and parking – visitors to the city can drive to the Park and Ride Facility at the Black Ash, Kinsale Road, on the south side of the City.  It allows visitors and shoppers to travel straight into the retail heart of the city, without the hassle of searching for parking spaces, with a good-value, high quality bus service to the city centre. For further details see the following link: Black Ash Park and Ride

A total of 2,250 car parking spaces are available in the City centre, both on-street and in multi-storey parks.  The nearest public multi-storey car-parks to the English Market are at Grand Parade and Paul Street.  For locations and information on these and other convenient city-centre public car-parks, refer to the following link:

Disabled Parking

The nearest on-street disabled parking spaces are located at the South Mall.  The entrances to the English Market on Princes Street, Oliver Plunkett Street and Grand Parade are level-access.  For full details on disabled parking facilities in the city centre please refer to the following link: Disabled Parking Spaces in Cork City Centre


There are taxi ranks close at hand – on the adjoining Patrick Street and Grand Parade.

Loading Bays

There are loading bays located on Grand Parade, Patrick Street, and the South Mall, which may be used by vehicles with a goods tax disc, who may park in a loading bay for a maximum of 30 minutes while actively loading or unloading.

By Bus

Public bus services within the city are provided by the national bus operator Bus Éireann – for information on bus services, visit and many city services have bus-stops on Patrick’s Street.  Bus Éireann also provides services to the city centre from County Cork, Dublin, Waterford, Limerick and other counties. The bus station in Cork City is located a short walk from the city centre, on Parnell Place.

By Train

Iarnród Eireann (Irish Rail) runs the national rail network, with a comprehensive timetable servicing Cork on a daily basis. Kent Station is only minutes walk from the city centre. For enquiries call (00 353 21) 4506766. Tickets can be purchased online or at the station. For information on train services, visit