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Friday, February 1, 2013
“In Dublin's fair city, where girls are so pretty
I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone,
She wheeled a wheelbarrow, through streets broad and narrow
Crying cockles and mussels al-live, a-live oh.”
On Grafton Street make the aquaintance of Molly Malone, a comely young fishmonger whose story is told in Dublin's famous anthem of the same name. Molly, like the The Spire of Dublin, enjoys a litany of appelations: the Tart with the Cart, the Trollop with the Scallops, Flirt in the Skirt, the Dish with the Fish and the Dolly with the Trolley.
To visit Dublin and not see its statues would be for more reasons than one, a regrettable mistake.
When crossing Dublin's famous Ha'penny Bridge, there is a statue of two women chatting with their shopping at their feet. They're known as the Hags with the Bags.
A tour guide recommendation: Contact Irwin Johnston, accredited by Failte Ireland - E-mail: email@example.com.
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Posted by Anne Gordon on Friday 1st February, 2013