As well as being known and sung internationally, the popular song 'Cockles and Mussels' has become a sort of unofficial anthem of Dublin city. The song's tragic heroine Molly Malone and her barrow have come to stand as one of the most familiar symbols of the capital.
The statue of Molly Malone on Suffolk Street, just a short walk from Trinity College and the famous Grafton Street. Molly Malone worked as a fishmonger but also as a working girl and died in one of the outbreaks of Cholera that regularly used to sweep the city of Dublin.
The statue of Molly and her cart is affectionately nicknamed 'The Tart with the Cart' by Dubliners'.