"She wheeled her wheelbarrow through streets broad and narrow, crying "cockles and mussels, alive alive o." The Irish have been eating shellfish since humans first set foot on the Emerald Isle. Huge shell piles called middens have been found at every seaside archaeological site, which proves that shellfish was a dietary mainstay for Ireland’s Mesolithic hunter-gatherers. … [Read more...] about Cockles & Mussels, Alive, Alive-o!
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Dublin as depicted in the song “Molly Malone,” and the fever that took her. Molly Malone “died of the fever” on June 13, 1699, according to the Dublin Millennium Commission, and there’s a statue on Suffolk Street to prove it. "In Dublin's fair city" The city wasn’t so fair in the 18th, 19th and first half of the 20th century. In common with other capital cities of … [Read more...] about She Died Of The Fever