The Cork tradition of spiced beef is the order of the day in the English Market, we speak to a couple of traders and soaked up the atmosphere. Video by Dan Linehan
It has become an integral part of Christmas dinner for many, with butcher Tom Durcan doubling his staff to meet the demand.
Currently, nine people are manning the stall in the English Market. A typical day during the year would see just four.
Staff will be working right up until late afternoon on Christmas Eve in a bid to meet the demand for Christmas dinners.
“Roast beef on the bone is absolutely huge this year and there’s glazed hams too, which are very popular.”
Mr Durcan has even had requests for spiced beef sausages.
He said the weather has played an important role this year, allowing them to get huge numbers of quality fish and enticing even more people into town to shop.