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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. To visit Molly Malone Statue on your holiday in Dublin, and find out what else Dublin has to offer, use our Dublin travel itinerary planner.
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  • Iconic statue in the city of Dublin. Beautiful and captivating. A must see to discover its legends.
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  • The statue itself is not of this world. I liked to take a picture there because it is an emblematic statue but mostly what I liked most is that next to her was a young woman singing and playing the harp. It was great because the girl sang like angels.
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  • Statue of Molly Malone who wheeled her wheel barrow etc. Much admired by visitors as a picture/selfie opportunity. There appears to have been much brass rubbing on part of Molly. 
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  • The statue was lovely but the men taking pictures with it kept sexually harrassing the statue, kept touching her breasts which made me uncomfortable and is really disrespectful to the woman that the statue is supposed to represent. I wish they would put up a sign saying not to sexually harass her, it definitely ruined my experience. Even though I am aware it's mearly a statue I still think it's wrong.
  • Well the statue represent a pretty prostitute, became famous 'cause of some songs. The statue exist for a clever touristic evolution that started at the end of xx century, in order to increase the appeal of the city. It worker pretty well
  • In Dublin's fair city, where the girls are so pretty  I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone  As she wheeled her wheelbarrow through streets broad and narrow  Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!  A-live a-live O! A-live a-live O!  Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!  She was a fishmonger and sure it was no wonder  For so were her father and mother before  And they both wheeled their barrows through streets broad and narrow  Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!  A-live a-live O! A-live a-live O!  Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!  She died of a fever and no one could save her  And that was the end of sweet Molly Malone  Now her ghost wheels her barrow through streets broad and narrow  Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!  A-live a-live O! A-live a-live O!  Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!  A-live a-live O! A-live a-live O!  Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!
  • Nice statue. A bit crowded if you want to take some pics.
  • There really isn't much to see in terms of the statue itself. It's a simply done statue. I gave it 3 stars for set and setting. Right in the heart of the city center so anyways you'd be in the area why not stop and click a pic. I believe the Molly depicted in the statue was a prostitute made popular by a local song and lore.