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"Cork's Hidden Village"

RTE Radio 1's acclaimed Documentary On One series recently included a documentary on the English Market, called "Cork's Hidden Village".

It was broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 on Saturday 16th July 2011 @ 2pm and you can listen back to the podcast here.

David Young, producer and narrator, brings you into the company of the traders he's gotten to know over the course of one summer to the next.

They are the ones who've devoted their lives to manning the stalls, and populating the aisles and passageways of the market.

From early morning drives to the piers of West Cork, to land the best fish to raising buffalo just beyond Macroom, the traders are intensely proud of the lengths they go to ensure they've got the best produce.

Without hesitation they readily recall their own family histories. These personal narratives chart the evolution of the city, and reflect Cork's true identity, as forged by each successive generation.

Crowd at Market after Visit 2