"Shops, buskers, and Molly Malone!" Grafton Street Tip by Jefie

Grafton Street, Dublin: 45 reviews and 59 photos

  Buskers on Grafton Street
by Jefie
  • Buskers on Grafton Street - Dublin
      Buskers on Grafton Street
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  • Grafton Street in downtown Dublin - Dublin
      Grafton Street in downtown Dublin
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  • Statue of Molly Malone on Grafton Street - Dublin
      Statue of Molly Malone on Grafton Street
    by Jefie

Grafton Street is Dublin's most popular shopping street. I loved the fact that no matter what time of the day I happened to be walking up this pedestrian street, it was always full of people and action. There are plenty of chain stores, including Brown Thomas, Ireland's most exclusive department store. Apart from shopping, Grafton Street is also well known for its numerous buskers, and while some had clearly better try to find another day job, others are very talented and fun to watch or listen to. Another well known landmark on Grafton Street is the statue of Molly Malone, the fictional heroine of the popular song set in Dublin. The beautiful fishmonger is represented as a rather busty young lady, clad in a pretty revealing dress. Of course, this goes hand in hand with the legend that Molly Malone might have been selling more than cockles and mussels, and it didn't take long before Dubliners found a nickname for the statue which became known as "The Tart with the Cart"!

Address: Grafton Street
Directions: Downtown Dublin
Phone: +353 1 872 9891
Website: http://www.graftonstreet.ie

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 23, 2009
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