We stopped by Molly Gallivan's today on our way to the Caha Pass. It's a nicely restored farm that has a shop and restaurant. We didn't eat there, but spent some time in the shop (which has very nice quality items for reasonable prices, along with the requisite Guiness tourist t-shirts) and looking at the buildings and farm. There is an excellent farm walk, complete with very friendly farm animals (the chickens were pretty demanding, and got disgusted when after racing up to us, discovered we had no food for them), bee hives, proper Irish gardens and potato and oat fields, orchard, barns, and more. It gives a very good picture of what life was like in old Ireland. There are several different walks that start there. There's a short one on a well gravelled path that most people and prams could get around on, and some longer walks that take you over styles and through fields and past some interesting archeological sites. It was free, and would be well worth a trip for families with children, and groups wanting to stop for a bite to eat and something historical and interesting to look at. Oh, and the stuff in the shop really is nice, I'm going back to buy myself some lovely hats and sweaters, and a few pieces of jewelry!
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