Molly Malone

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By Wilson44691 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The Molly Malone statue in Dublin, or as it is affectionately known by the locals ‘The Tart with the Cart’ features the fictional fishmonger who sold fish from her cart on the streets of Dublin, only to die later in the song of the fever.

In Dublin’s fair city.
Where the girls are so pretty.
I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone.
As she wheeled her wheel-barrow.
Through streets broad and narrow.
Crying, ‘cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh!’

Originally erected in Grafton Street in 1988 as part of the Dublin Millennium celebrations, the statue was relocated to outside the tourist office in Suffolk Street in the summer of 2014 to allow railway works to be carried out.

The statue remains a great draw for the tourists with most knowing Molly from the song.


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