THE TART WITH THE CART: MOLLY MALONE
"As she wheeled her wheelbarrow, through streets broad and narrow..." goes the famous song Molly Malone. She typified the notion of beautiful Irish girls, although the sculptor suggests that she had fantastic assets besides her cockles and mussels! In the nineteenth ccentury shelfish was a substantial part of Dublin's fishing whereas there is little nowadays. You can see modern street sellers if you head for Moore's Street, just off Henry Street (which is off O'Connell Street). The building in the background is the Provost's house of Trinity College Dublin. This statue may be found at the north (city) end of Grafton Street - picture courtesy of Bieke from Belgium.
Hidden Dublin: Molly Malone