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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  • Nice statue but nothing that if it were not for the story and the continuous comings and goings of people for photos
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  • Iconic statue in central dublin. Seems always mobbed by tourists even at night as photo stop in front of amble bossomed molly!  more »
  • Interesting is turning over Dublin and be, in Grafton Street, near the statue of Molly Malone who works undeterred, selling fish and his body. Poor thing, it says born in nearby Howth, died young, possibly because of his work. Touch his busty say brings good luck and then, why not do it?
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  • Nice little statue of what is apparently a fictional character from a popular Irish song. As evidenced by the extra shine on a couple prominent parts of the statue, Molly has been groped or otherwise victimized by many passers-by. Our group was not completely blameless in that regard. It's a good meeting spot as it is not a very busy area.
  • Molly Malone" (also known as "Cockles and Mussels" or "In Dublin's Fair City") is a popular song, set in Dublin, Ireland, which has become the unofficial anthem of Dublin. Locals say that if touch the statue's breast, you'll be lucky.
  • One of Dublin's landmarks. You will always find throngs of people here taking photographs beside the famous statue. I guess I would do the same if I came across a similar landmark in a foreign city. If you are ate the statue, you are just around the corner from (in my opinion) one of the more interesting parts of Dublin. The cafes and bars along South William Street and Drury Street, and the surrounding areas have a great atmosphere; especially at night.
  • Brilliant piece of Art, this is something anyone visiting Dublin should visit. With there being no price to go and view it you would be mad not to go. Very nice spot for photos and the statue has a brilliant story behind it for anyone interested.
  • Just Love Dublin 2😍😘 Very lively vibrant colorful especially at night. Loads of cafes restaurants and clubs. Great night life.

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