#OTD in 1949 – Birth of Thin Lizzy lead singer, Phil Lynott.

Image | When asked by a journalist what it felt like to be black and Irish, Phil quipped, “Kinda like a pint of Guinness”. Irish rock star, bassist, singer and founder of Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott is born in England to single mom Philomena Lynott. At about age four, Lynott moved to Dublin to live with […]

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#OTD in 1669 – Molly Malone is purportedly christened in Dublin.

The song ‘Molly Malone’, also known as ‘Cockles and Mussels’ tells the story of an attractive fishmonger in Dublin named Molly Malone. The song tells how she died young of a fever and how her ghost still haunts the streets of Dublin where she plied her trade. The song is extremely popular in Ireland and […]

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#OTD in 1988 – 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.

In popular Dublin parlance, Molly Malone is referred to as “The Tart with the Cart and “The Dish with the Fish”. The song tells the fictional tale of a fishmonger who plied her trade on the streets of Dublin, but who died young, of a fever. In the late 20th century a legend grew up […]

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#OTD in 1949 – Birth of Thin Lizzy lead singer, Phil Lynott.

Image | When asked by a journalist what it felt like to be black and Irish, Phil quipped, “Kinda like a pint of Guinness”. Irish rock star, bassist, singer and founder of Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott is born in England to single mom Philomena Lynott. At about age four, Lynott moved to Dublin to live with […]

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#OTD in 1669 – Molly Malone is purportedly christened in Dublin.

The song ‘Molly Malone’, also known as ‘Cockles and Mussels’ tells the story of an attractive fishmonger in Dublin named Molly Malone. The song tells how she died young of a fever and how her ghost still haunts the streets of Dublin where she plied her trade. The song is extremely popular in Ireland and […]

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#OTD in 1988 – 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.

In popular Dublin parlance, Molly Malone is referred to as “The Tart with the Cart and “The Dish with the Fish”. The song tells the fictional tale of a fishmonger who plied her trade on the streets of Dublin, but who died young, of a fever. In the late 20th century a legend grew up […]

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#OTD in 1949 – Birth of Thin Lizzy lead singer, Phil Lynott.

Irish rock star, bassist, singer and founder of Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott is born in England to single mom Philomena Lynott. At about age four, Lynott moved to Dublin to live with his maternal grandmother. At a time when Dublin was a very homogeneous white society, Lynott did suffer some racial prejudice. Still in his […]

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#OTD in 1663 – Purported baptism of Molly Malone in Dublin.

The song ‘Molly Malone’, also known as ‘Cockles and Mussels’ tells the story of an attractive fishmonger in Dublin named Molly Malone. The song tells how she died young of a fever and how her ghost still haunts the streets of Dublin where she plied her trade. The song is extremely popular in Ireland and […]

Read More

#OTD in 1988 – 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.

In popular Dublin parlance, Molly Malone is referred to as “The Tart with the Cart and “The Dish with the Fish”. The song tells the fictional tale of a fishmonger who plied her trade on the streets of Dublin, but who died young, of a fever. In the late 20th century a legend grew up […]

Read More

1949 – Birth of Thin Lizzy lead singer, Phil Lynott.

Irish rock star, bassist, singer and founder of Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott is born in England to single mom Philomena Lynott. At about age four, Lynott moved to Dublin to live with his maternal grandmother. At a time when Dublin was a very homogeneous white society, Lynott did suffer some racial prejudice. Still in his […]

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