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The Fair Alternative

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A treasure trove in the center of Cork city

The Fair Alternative is a real gem of a market, nestled in the center of Cork, full of gorgeous and... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2016
Elizabeth O
Genuine hand crafted goods market!

What a gem! Right in the heart of the city! Just two doors down from the English market on Prince's... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
County Cork, Ireland
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4 Nov 2016
“A treasure trove in the center of Cork city”
1 Nov 2016
“Genuine hand crafted goods market!”
The Fair Alternative, Cork's local crafts market is an indoor market. It takes place every Saturday. Discover an incredible team of crafters but more so: handmade jewelry (silver, ceramic, beads etc...), knitwear and crochet (blankets, jumpers, hat...more
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

The Fair Alternative is a real gem of a market, nestled in the center of Cork, full of gorgeous and unique handmade crafts from so many talented creative individuals. It's a must-see on your trip to Cork, the perfect place to pick up some special...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

What a gem! Right in the heart of the city! Just two doors down from the English market on Prince's Street. The Fair Alternative market has something for everyone interested in the highest quality hand made goods. It's open every Saturday year round. I highly...More

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Virg C, Manager at The Fair Alternative, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2016

Thank you so much for your review!!

Reviewed 17 November 2015

A must visit place, with friends, or family, kids always welcome.Place filled with handmade treasures for any taste or liking.

1  Thank Oksana S
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Its a craft market like no other full of fantastic characters from Corks Premiere city craft market. Wonderful handmade crafts from around the world in a building that is both historical and beautiful. A must visit for any intrepid traveler or local person with good...More

1  Thank ailiboo1
Reviewed 17 November 2015

I have visited this market a number of times and will continue to visit it. There is a lovely selection, many of the stalls are handmade items and unique . There are always new things to see. The stall holders are very friendly, happy to...More

1  Thank M D
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Amazing market in the City Centre. I would never expect that such a lovely market based in an old Church even exist! Market is lost in between all the shops. Magical place! Lost of local craters and beauty natural products. Highly recommended to check it...More

2  Thank Malgorzata S
Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

A great secret of the locals. I pop in at least once a month to check out. There are some regular sellers that frequent the market and they always have time for a chat with customers. It's worth going regularly to have a look at...More

2  Thank Mary N
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Definitely a must for anyone who enjoys handmade and handcrafted goods. The variety of stalls is fantastic and people are just lovely, not to mention how talented they are. It's a place where everyone can find something they love.

2  Thank Mon M
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

I visited this market a few weeks ago and I was really surprised by the variety of crafts on offer! Hand crafted jewellery, paintings, clothes, cosmetics, Christmas decorations etc. It's situated right next door to the English Market which I think is probably the best...More

1  Thank JamesN1868
Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

This fair is worth dropping into to. It is a wonderful hidden gem not far from Cork's famous English Market. You will find beautiful jewellery and leather by virg, paintings by Olga, handmade soap. Everyone is very nice and helpful. One big happy family of...More

1  Thank CarolineO1369
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