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Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm

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Glengarriff Rd | Releigh, Bonane, Kenmare, Ireland
+353 64 664 0714
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Low key interesting presentation of rural life in the last century

An enjoyable stop en route from Kenmare to Killarney. Presentation is authentic and interesting... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2016
A very enjoyable stop as we began our journey through Ireland!

I really enjoyed our stop here! It was very educational learning how the Irish lived out on the... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2016
Cudahy, Wisconsin
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Molly Gallivan’s cottage and traditional farm invites you to take a step back in time to experience the simple country lifestyle in rural Ireland before the days of electricity and modern conveniences. Molly’s enchanting cottage is over 200 years old and her farm is complete with animals, fowl and traditional farm machinery. Molly’s old Tea Shop is very unique in Ireland, here you will taste locally made foods cooked and baked in the traditional fashion. We also hold traditional Irish evenings at Molly Gallivan’s cottage, these are nights of Irish food, music, song, dance and story telling, re-enacting the old customs that took place in Irish homes. Advanced booking is required for our Traditional Irish Evenings please contact us for availability and prices.
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Glengarriff Rd | Releigh, Bonane, Kenmare, Ireland

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Reviewed September 6, 2016

An enjoyable stop en route from Kenmare to Killarney. Presentation is authentic and interesting. The walk around the farm is easy for those with mobility issues.

1  Thank Keepongoing
Reviewed September 6, 2016

I really enjoyed our stop here! It was very educational learning how the Irish lived out on the farm so many years ago. And the land and the views were spectacular! I would suggest bringing an umbrella or a slicker, as we did have some...More

1  Thank pattydeer50
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a picnic lunch on our bike trip through Ireland. The staff welcomed us incredibly warmly on the cold day, and shows us true Irish hospitality. The shop had many cute items, and we loved the owners telling us the history of...More

1  Thank Kyle S
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Great little stop off point for an hour or so. The walk around the farm was insightful as is the story about the cottage. Lovely shop & tea room with lovely vistas out the front.

1  Thank sclanc
Reviewed September 5, 2016

An unexpected stop during our journey through Ireland. Very interesting, we learned a lot about Ireland's past and how people lived and suffered from the famine. Also to take a walk through the grounds and former farm and learn where the druid is looking to....More

1  Thank owlberlin88
Reviewed September 3, 2016

we had a rainy visit and it added to the magic. got to walk the grounds and see farm animals, enjoy the lovely farmland. we tasted poteen in the visitors cottage...you can try it but i bet you won't like it!! the grounds are great,...More

Thank mercmeist
Reviewed September 2, 2016

Moonshine, crafts, friendly folk, rich history and a joke or two - all "brilliant"! Great fun to be had even on a rainy Irish noontime. The merchandise is all the Real McCoy and plenty of it from Irish cottage-industry folks - the moonshine is a...More

Thank Sensei-01913
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

If you are driving from Kenmare south through the mountains, this is a perfect stop on your way. The family run location is completely authentic and well worth an hour of your time. The gift shop is full of traditional Irish items and we spent...More

Thank mbanga
Reviewed September 1, 2016

To get a true flavor of old Ireland you must visit Molly's. It was so interesting to see how things were done. The host, Stephen and his family were so cordial, The Irish dinner was very well prepared and the demonstration and sampling of the...More

Thank elynnbi
Reviewed September 1, 2016

We stopped here on our way from Kenmare to Glengarriff on a rainy day in August and were delighted that we did. The place is much bigger than the outside suggests with small rooms and alcoves fully of gifts, sweaters, scarves etc. It also provides...More

Thank sconlon11
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September 4, 2016|
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Response from Sylvia F | Reviewed this property |
They have a facebook page and it says their open hours are Mon-Sun: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm +353 64 664 0714
February 25, 2016|
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Response from 2005eric2005 | Reviewed this property |
I already answered the question..see above. BUT I can also say that the scenic shots all around the place is also worthy of a stop even if the shop is not open.
Kitty E
December 31, 2014|
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Response from judi957 | Reviewed this property |
We just made a payment of 12 euros each at the entrance. Theres also a nice pub there