Browsing Month October, 2013

Public Invited to Design Street Furniture for Grafton Street

By at October 30, 2013 | 8:45 pm | 0 Comment

Dublin City Council invites artists and designers to submit their ideas for three unique pieces of street furniture which will showcase the new-look Grafton Street. The pieces are: A seat for the top of Grafton Street (between St. Stephen’s Green and Chatham Street) 12 unique art works which will also function as bollards One design for a set of 10 ‘perch seat

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Who is Molly Malone?

By at October 10, 2013 | 12:01 pm | 0 Comment

The ballad Molly Malone also known as Cockles and Mussels tells the story of a Dublin woman named Molly Malone, an attractive fishmonger who sold cockles and mussels from her barrow which she wheeled through the streets of Dublin city. The ballad tells how the woman died of a fever and now her ghost haunts the city streets. The song is popular with both Irish people

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About Grafton Street

Grafton Street was named after Henry FitzRoy, The 1st Duke of Grafton, he was the illegitimate son of Charles II of England who owned land in the area and was developed from a country lane by the Dawson family in 1708, after whom the parallel Dawson Street is named.

Grafton Street runs from the top of St. Stephen's Green to (Trinity) College Green.