Commercial Property

Heart of Cork’ city’s retail district adapts to meet changing demands

Despite challenges in occupancy levels and the continuing transformation of the retail sector, Patrick Street continues to thrive as a diverse and dynamic destination for shoppers, writes Sheila Madden

Patrick Street in Cork has an occupancy rate of 69 per cent

Patrick Street, the heart of Cork city’s retail district, has always been a bustling hub for shoppers and tourists alike. With a diverse range of stores, this shopping thoroughfare is constantly evolving to cater to the changing needs of consumers.

As the city’s main shopping thoroughfare, the street boasts 29,111 square metres of ground floor retail space across 80 retail units (excluding Merchant’s Quay Shopping Centre).

At the end of Q1 2023 the street had ...