Malone Name History

Malone Irish Coat of Arms


Malone is a family name. From the Irish "Mael Eòin", the name means a servant or a disciple of Saint John.

Early Malone history is centered on Offaly where they had their estate in Ballynahown. The Malones who supported King James II had to flee to Europe, where they can be traced in the armies and in the records of France and Spain.

Molly Malone History

"Molly Malone" (also known as "Cockles and Mussels" or "In Dublin's Fair City") is a popular song, set in Dublin, Ireland, which has become the unofficial anthem of Dublin City.

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. The statue was presented to the city by Jury's Hotel Group to mark the Millennium.

Since 18 July 2014, it has been relocated to Suffolk Street, in front of the Tourist Information Office, in order to make way for Luas track-laying work to be completed at the old location. 

Learn more about the Malones

The Framed Irish Family Name History, (#1760) has more information on the Malone surname. There is a wide selection of Malone coat of arms products at The Irish Rose. Please visit the Irish Coat of Arms page.

Finding Malone's Pub in Ireland

You can find bars named for the famous Molly Malone all around the world, but it's not as easy to find a Malone's Pub in Ireland. However, we came across Malone's Galtee Inn, sometimes just called The Galtee Inn, which has been found in The Square, Cahir, County Tipperary since 1780. 

If you can't visit in person, our personalized pub gifts are the next best thing!

Notable people named Malone

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