A beloved city centre butchers has just gone up for sale

It’s been a Cork staple for over 40 years

It’s the end of an era for Cork as John O’Flynn and Son’s Cork city butchers goes up for sale.

Located on 36 Marlboro Street, the four-storey 3,000 sq ft premises with an iconic 1920’s storefront occupied by O’Flynns Butchers for over 40 years has just hit the market. Agents Brian Olden and Rob Coughlan of Cohalan Downing are guiding the property at €425,000.

Interior of O’Flynns (image via Larry Cummins)

The venders, brothers Simon (82) and Patrick O’Flynn (77) are both retiring having worked there for a combined total of 128 years. The heritage company moved to the Marlboro Street location back in 1980, after their stall in the English Market was destroyed by a fire.

Prior to the O’Flynns era, 36 Marlboro Street was previously a bookshop (Fallons), and trading under its current use as a Butchers expires this weekend. The downstairs area with its iconic double bay windows spans just over 1,000 sq ft, with the upper levels adding an additional 2,000 sq ft plus an attic.

The premises is located mid-way between Patrick Street and Oliver Plunkett Street, and it’s neighbours include Tony’s Menswear, MetroMan, The Thomand and Ladbrokes.

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