Re: Re: British Symbolism on Buildings in Ireland
I’m not an authority on this, but I think it’s called the ‘English Market’ due to the ethnicity, rather than the language, of its patrons and/or sellers.
To back up this claim, I noticed that there is a sign in Grand Parade pointing to the market. The sign is in Irish and says “Sean Mhargadh na Sacsan”.
There are also several Royal Standards and insignia around UCC, particularly on the old building in the Quad.
The english market was for the protestatnt acendancy, who I suppose still saw themselves or others saw them as english.
The poorer catholic Irish went to the Coal Quay market. Still a bit of a market there on Saturdays and it’s still the poor relation of the two markets.