Welcome to K O'Connell Fish Merchants, award winning providers of fresh seafood in Cork's renowned English Market

Established in Cork’s English Market in 1962, Kay O’Connell Fish Merchants has earned a great reputation for doing the simple things well. The founder, Kay O'Connell's commitment to supplying quality fish meant daily trips to Castletownbere on the Beara Peninsula in West Cork, a good three hour drive away from the city centre. Often she took her then two small sons, Pat and Paul, with her to learn how to recognise great quality local fish and seafood. Today Pat and Paul, together with their families, continue that commitment to quality and that is why restaurants and the public alike still come to K O’Connell’s to buy great fish.

We pride ourselves in a philosophy of hand picking fresh fish for the customer from fisherman’s co-ops and small boat fishermen as opposed to going down the ‘own fleet’ route. This approach gives the customer the best choice and quality. One thing all the fish have in common here is supreme freshness. The O’Connell ethos is to bring consistent quality to our customers, which is why we have earned the reputation as the best fish monger in the business.

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