Aka “ The Tart with the Cart”, “The Dolly with the Trolley”, “The Trollop with the Scallop”, “The Dish with the Fish” or “The Flirt in the Skirt”. But by whatever name she’s called with a smile, the statue of Molly Malone stands proudly on Dublin’s Grafton Street as a symbol of the life of a 17th century fishmonger. Molly’s song , also known as “Cockles and Mussels”, has become the unofficial anthem of Dublin.
In Dublin’s fair city,
Where the girls are so pretty,
I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone,
As she wheeled her wheel-barrow,
Through streets broad and narrow,
Crying “Cockels and mussels, alive, alive, oh!”