The English Market Will Welcome the Queen
Lord Mayor Cllr Michael O’Connell, discussing details of the Queen’s visit to the English Market with (from left to right) Michael Bresnan, butcher; Gwyn Landon, O’Sullivan Poultry and Tom Durcan, Durcan’s Meats, chairman English Market. Picture courtesy Evening Echo.
The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed on April 21st 2011 that the English Market is to be included on the itinerary for the State Visit to Ireland by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queen, who will be accompanied by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh and British Ambassador to Ireland, Mr Julian King, will pay a courtesy visit to the Market on Friday, May 20th.
Her Majesty will be received by the Lord Mayor, Cllr. Michael O'Connell, and City Manager, Mr Tim Lucey, before being taken on a whirlwind tour of the food aisles.
"We're delighted to host the Queen and her husband on what is such a historic State Visit" said Jerry Moynihan of Moynihan's Poultry Stall, "It is a fantastic shop window for us".
The traders are planning to present a hamper of the best of Cork produce from the Market.
"Cork has a long and proud history of food production" said Tom Durcan, Chairman of the Traders' Committee, "We are looking forward to showing the world why that proud reputation and indeed the English Market itself , have survived through the Centuries".