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Thursday 17 August 2017

Eat your heart out, Molly Malone, it's Mrs Brown D'Statue

Dublin shoppers on Henry Street admiring the statue. Picture Colm Mahady / Fennells - Copyright 2014 Fennell Photography.
Dublin shoppers on Henry Street admiring the statue. Picture Colm Mahady / Fennells - Copyright 2014 Fennell Photography.

The nation's favourite mammy has been immortalised in a bronze statue to mark the release of Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie on DVD.

Mrs Brown was installed near her Moore Street market stall with a cart that Molly Malone would be proud of - the statue was two metres high and was made in just 10 days by an Irish sculptor.

It was unveiled by the Moore Street Market Trader's Association to mark the occasion but Mrs Brown took her place alongside the likes of Molly Malone, Daniel O'Connell and Charles Parnell, but for one day only.

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Unfortunately for fans, Brendan O'Carroll couldn't be at the launch as the cast are in Scotland filming the Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas specials at the BBC studios in Glasgow in front of a live audience.

Last year, the Christmas special brought in a massive 9.4 million viewers - beating top shows like EastEnders and Dr Who.

As there were no new episodes of the top comedy show this year, the cast are keen to make the Christmas specials the best episodes yet.

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The film, which saw Agnes fighting to save her fruit stall from the clutches of a ruthless developer, made over £15m (€19m) at the UK box office when it was released over the summer, out-grossing a string of blockbusters, including the Tom Cruise thriller Edge Of Tomorrow

As well as this, Jennifer Gibney recently appeared on top reality show Strictly Come Dancing, bringing an even brighter spotlight on the show.

The crew are planning to head off on a worldwide stage tour with the top comedy.

"We're doing the two Christmas specials in October then we're back on the road in March, finishing in Dublin doing six shows in the 3Arena," Rory Cowan told the Herald.

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