Having been uprooted from her original home of 26 years a couple of months ago, the famed Molly Malone statue finds a new city centre home.
Originally unveiled in 1988 as part of the Millenium Year celebrations by then Lord Mayor Ben Briscoe, the bronze statue of Dublin’s favourite fishmonger, Molly Malone, has become a firm favourite with tourists and visitors to the capital…and maybe even some locals.
However, to facilitate the ongoing cross city Luas works, the statue and plinth had to be removed from its original location on Grafton Street at the end of April. This also afforded the city council the opportunity to repair the landmark statue, which had lain exposed to the elements and passers-by for the last quarter of a century.
But come last Firday, 18th July, the refurbished statue was unveiled in her new home, located just outside the Tourist Office on Suffolk Street. The ceremony was performed by the newly appointed Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, ably assisted by many Dubliners and tourists alike.
The iconic statue will remain at this location until 2017, after which she will be once again moved back to her permanent home.
Molly Malone Statue
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