"Molly Malone" Molly Malone Statue Tip by mvtouring
Molly Malone Statue, Dublin: 21 reviews and 28 photos
Most definately the best known lady in Ireland and also the most photographed. The Molly Malone statue in Grafton Street was unveiled by then Lord Mayor of Dublin, Alderman Ben Briscoe during the 1988 Dublin Millennium celebrations, declaring June 13 as Molly Malone Day.
Molly Malone is based on a character of a song by the same name which tells the fictional tale of a beautiful fishmonger who plied her trade on the streets of Dublin, but who died young, of a fever. In 2010, a theory spread that there was a historical Molly, who lived in the 17th century. She is typically represented as a hawker by day and part-time prostitute by night. In contrast she has also been portrayed as one of the few chaste female street-hawkers of her day. However, there is no evidence that the song is based on a real woman, of the 17th century or at any other time.
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