We had the chance to drop by the statue of Molly Malone, who was also known as “cockles and mussels” which is also Dublin’s unofficial anthem. History tells of a fictional tale that she was a fishmonger who plied her trade on the streets of Dublin, but who died young of a fever.The statue is also colloquially known as “The Tart With The Cart”, “The Dish With The Fish”, “The Trollop With The Scallop(s)”, “The Dolly With the Trolley”, and “The Flirt in the Skirt”. It portrays Molly as a busty young woman in a seventeenth-century dress. Her low-cut dress and large breasts were justified on the grounds that as “women breastfed publicly in Molly’s time, breasts were popped out all over the place.
It was one wet day when we went to see the statue. I was forced to buy an umbrella from a souvenir shop. Hence, I did not only come back to New York with pictures of our trip, I also brought along an umbrella that will forever be kept as souvenir.