A COLOURFUL BUILDING ON DORSET STREET – GRANBY ROW [EVERCAM]
The Waxie Dargle, a well known pub, was located here but it ceased trading a few years ago. As a matter of interest a number of people contacted me to say that it was the Waxies’ Dargle but I have many photographs of the pub taken over a ten year period and the signage clearly shows the name to be the Waxie Dargle.
“The Waxies’ Dargle” is a traditional Irish folk song about two Dublin “aul’ wans” (ladies) discussing how to find money to go on an excursion. It is named after an annual outing to Ringsend, near Dublin city, by Dublin cobblers (waxies). It originated as a 19th-century children’s song and is now a popular pub song in Ireland.
There is an engraved stone, marking the location of the Waxies’ Dargle “picnic” site near Gleesons Pub in Irishtown.