9. Molly Malone
This haunting song has become the unofficial anthem of Dublin City. It tells the tale of a fishmonger who dies young of a fever but who caught the hearts of people in the streets of the city. Rumor has it that there was a real Molly Malone from the 17th century. The best-known version is by The Dubliners.
Which Irish songs do you like the most? Is there one you especially care for that isn’t in this list? If so, let me know in the comments, and that way others can learn of another grand melody to celebrate the day!