Cockles and Mussels: The Molly Malone Experience with Cooks Academy

Discover more about Dublin legend Molly Malone through a unique tour that includes a cooking demonstration and lunch at Cooks Academy, before you sing your way to the famous statue on Suffolk Street

To avail of the special DublinTown Food & Drink Festival 20% DISCOUNT please enter “dubcooks19″”at checkout.

The ballad of Molly Malone is one of Dublin’s most famous and it tells the tale of Sweet Molly Malone “who wheeled her wheelbarrow through streets broad and narrow, crying Cockles and Mussels alive, alive oh.”

Nowadays the famous song is sung by supporters at Irish rugby and football matches. No one knows whether Molly actually existed or not but for sure there would have been countless more like her selling shellfish throughout Dublin.

Discover one of Dublin’s greatest legends, learn some Irish ballads and enjoy a cooking demonstration of a wholesome Seafood Chowder made from Irish Cockles and Mussels served with a traditional Irish Soda Bread.

Cooks Academy will treat you to a delicious Irish lunch and of course, for those who prefer not to eat shellfish, they have tasty alternatives. All dietary requirements are catered for.

Following lunch, enjoy a good old Irish sing song with their singer leading the way. Togeth you’ll sing the ballad of Molly Malone and some other Irish favourites. The experience closes with the short walk (2.5 minutes!) along South William Street and Suffolk Street to the statue of Molly Malone for photos.

Just a 2.5-minute walk away from Cooks Academy, the statue of Molly Malone on Suffolk Street is right beside the beautiful St. Andrew’s Church. The Molly Malone statue is one of the most popular attractions in Dublin and a must-see for any visitor. From the statue, Trinity College, The House of Lords and Grafton Street, are all within 1 minute’s stroll.

For those unsure of what a cockle is, it is a small edible bivalve mollusc which lives in sandy estuarine areas just below the surface of the sand. Cockles are similar to clams and in days gone by, would have been very prevalent in Dublin Bay with the city’s inhabitants going out onto the sands at low tide to gather cockles. There are still cockles in Dublin Bay – you’ll need a little rake to unearth them! But be careful, they may not be suitable for eating due, regrettably, to modern day pollution. Most people now enjoy the area for walking and exercising beside the sea.

Terms & Conditions
– This experience is part of DublinTown Food & Drink Festival 2019
– Any overspend must be paid directly to the business
– This experience is an agreement between the Customer and Cooks Academy. For any further booking queries/questions, please contact Cooks Academy directly
– Once you have booked your experience, you are a customer of the business providing the experience and you will be the sole responsibility of that business, and not the responsibility of DublinTown

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Oct 19, 2:00pm

Creative Quarter

Cooks Academy
19 South William Street,
Dublin 2

(01) 611 1667

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