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Molly Malone Dublin

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2006 - 1014 0052 Molly Malone
Near The Trinity College and Grafton Street

"Molly Malone" (also known as "Cockles And Mussels") is the unofficial anthem of Dublin City in Ireland. The song is sung by supporters of Dublin GAA, Leinster Rugby teams and Irish international rugby team, and tells the tale of a beautiful fishmonger who plied her trade on the streets of Dublin, but died young, of a fever.
Statue of Molly on Grafton Street
Statue of Molly on Grafton Street

Molly is commemorated in a statue designed by Jeanne Rynhart [1], placed at the bottom of Grafton Street in Dublin, erected to celebrate the city's first millennium in 1987; this statue is known colloquially as 'The Tart With The Cart', 'The Dish With The Fish' and 'The Trollop With The Scallops'. The statue portrays Molly as a busty young woman in seventeenth-century dress, and is claimed to represent the real person on whom the song is based. Her low-cut dress and large breasts were justified on the grounds that as 'women breastfed publicly in Molly's time, breasts were popped out all over the place'.

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