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Molly Malone - "Striving Against Adversity" - Figure
Molly Malone wheeled her wheel-barrow through the streets of Dublin City in the 17th century.
Molly has been immortalised in song and in 1988 Jeanne Rynhart was commissioned to make a life sized sculpture of her, which is situated on Grafton Street in Dublin City.
Jeanne has sculpted this keep-sake in the likeness of her original statue.
Height: 180mm (7").
A larger statue of Molly is also available : 300mm (12").
"Molly Malone" (also known as "Cockles and Mussels" or "In Dublin's Fair City") is a popular song, set in Dublin, Ireland, which has become the unofficial anthem of Dublin.
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 13 June as Molly Malone Day. The statue was presented to the city by Jury's Hotel Group to mark the Millennium.
Since 18 July 2014, it has been relocated to Suffolk Street, in front of the Tourist Information Office, to make way for Luas track-laying work to be completed at the old location. Due to the increase in tourist foot traffic, and a common penchant for being "handsy", the statue has been groped often enough that the bronze hue has begun to wear off on the bosom.
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