Molly Malone Statue, Dublin

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At Molly Malone Statue, meet the woman who inspired Dublin's unofficial anthem, a ballad about the tribulations of Dublin's working class. The bronze statue of Molly Malone on Suffolk Street was unveiled in 1988 along with an announcement that June 13 had been officially designated as Molly Malone Day. The landmark is one of the first things you'll see because of its location in front of the tourism office. While the city of Dublin claims that the "real" Molly Malone died of a fever on June 13, 1699, it has no records that show prove that she actually existed. Add Molly Malone Statue and other attractions to your Dublin trip itinerary using our Dublin trip tool .
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  • On a corner of Grafton street in Dublin is the statue of Molly Malone. There are many stories about her being a real person or not. It is more than likely a fictional tale of a female fishmonger who p...  more »
  • It is an icon of Dublin... is famous... He has stories... and is not of this world. If they cross it the way any well traveled, but if they have to lose 20 minutes to get up to there not worth it.
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  • It's just a statue. It has a story behind which I didn't find particularly interesting. If you walk by go to take a look but that's all  more »
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  • It's in the area between some iconic pubs and an old cathedral that served as the Dublin Tourism Office till recently. The sculpture itself is beautifully made. It's fun to hang around and watch tourists pose to take pictures touching her breasts. Some claim it is supposed to bring you good luck. Yeah right! Whatever be the case, poor Molly definitely gets a lot of attention.
  • Molly Malone is a popular statue in Dublin definitelly worth checking out. Located in a public place sadly few years ago got relocated :( truly miss it being in its previous location seems its getting less foot traffic in new location but is such an iconic piece -_-
  • Bronze statue of a local song legend. Seems a bit inappropriate these days that people run her boobs for good luck! They're certainly shiny enough :)
  • Be aware the statue has been temporarily moved from its original place. Now you can find it at the door of the tourist information building.
  • I was expecting more. Still a great statue to see when visiting Dublin. It is also a helpful landmark to reach the palace from the port.

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