Molly Malone Statue, Dublin

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    Molly Malone Statue

    by Mahieu Written Apr 29, 2004

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    And there she is: on the corner of Grafton and Suffolk Street: the world famous Molly Malone. If you see the statue, you'll probably start to sing along like almost everyone else: In Dublin's fair city, ...."
    As the song says, during daytime Molly was a fishmonger selling "cockles and mussles", but during nighttime, she changed her fishmonger clothes for some more reveiling things, stillettoes and fish-net tights.

    This is the legend of course. I don't know if Molly Malone really existed, but she surely is a part of Dublin's history! The statue has been renamed "The tart with the cart".

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    by hevbell Updated Dec 12, 2003

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    This statue at the end of Grafton Street is of Molly Malone, who featured in a famous Irish song. In keeping with the Dubliners seeming obsession for giving their statues "alternative" names, this one is known locally as the "tart with the cart"..

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    Molly Mallone

    by Fen Updated Nov 2, 2003

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    Cockles & Mussels

    In Dublin's fair City
    where wthe girls are so pretty
    I first set my eyes
    on sweet Molly Mallone,
    as she wheels her wheel barrow
    tro' the streets broad and narrow
    crying cockles and mussels
    a live a live O !!!!

    She was a fishmonger
    but sure it was no vonder
    for so where hwe father and mother before
    and they both wheeled their barrow
    crying cockles and mussels
    a live a live O !!!!

    She died of a fever
    and no one could save her
    and that was the end of sweet Molly Mallone
    but her ghost wheels her barrow
    through streets broad and narrow
    crying cockles and mussels
    a live alive O !!!!

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    Molly Malone

    by Deefstes Updated May 4, 2003

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    Molly Malone

    Molly Malone is another quintessential part of Dublin. It's no more than just a statue of a lady selling mussels and she features in an Irish song known in most of the world.

    But let me tell you the full story. Molly Malone did indeed sell cockles and mussels on the streets of Dublin but the song never tells you that by night she sold something else on the streets of Dublin. I'll blush if I'm going to be too specific but suffice it to say that it was only men who bought it from her and they wouldn't be too keen to tell their wives of such purchases...

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    Molly Malone

    by Witinha Written May 28, 2004

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    The statue of Molly Malone seems to be the most photographed place in Dublin.
    Molly Malone was a fishseller by day, but by night she offered another thing to her male clients.

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    Molly Malone

    by Kodi01 Updated Feb 1, 2004

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    Molly Malone

    This is the famous Molly Malone statue.i do not know much about this famous lady, but I learn every new city I go to.

    She was a fishmonger by day and had another job at night. ;o)

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