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“lovely visit to family run farm”

Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
Ranked #2 of 24 things to do in Kenmare
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed July 14, 2013

my sister and i visited molly gallivan's in june 2013. we were delighted with the map to follow the self tour. and we were very delighted to meet the owner and his daughter in the little cafe! he offered me a complimentary coffee for the road! really lovely! the small gift shop offered a very interesting book explaining the archaeological stone formations that we saw throughout ireland. this is the only shop where i saw this book so i promptly snapped it up. my sister also purchaseda few really unique selections for gifts and souvenirs. the tour fee is based on donation. i highly recommend this site. very educational for all ages and a perfect stroll through a family farm with ancient stone formations. i loved it! thank you

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Stopped on the way round ring of beara, and started with the video about the shop foundation, what a clear and suitable introduction, did the walk around the farm display and up to the Druid markers, very well explained. Walked a little of the Druids loop walk but too hot so came back. Staff in the shop were friendly and attentive.if you do the farm walk, there is no fee but they ask that you pay what you thought it was worth, it's a simplified version of the Muckross country farm idea

Thank BMW1951
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

A fantastic step back in time, but the best part is the family hospitality and the Irish sense of humour.
I could not recommend this any more highly. The food, the farm and the theatrics all made a memorable experience.

Thank CraigDavey
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

HF guided walking holiday night out included Irish stew, Gaelic coffee & "the American wake" absolutely hilarious. Got us all on our feet dancing! 5 stars.


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Reviewed June 15, 2013

We were on your way from Dingle towards the Cliffs of Moher and then Galway when we saw Molly Gallivan's on the left. It looked lovely from the outside and my mom stopped right away to have a look. We weren't so interested at the beginning as we had a long day of driving ahead of us and were eager to get to the Cliffs.
As soon as we entered the cottage a lovely smell of freshly baked bread & and the coziness made us feel very relaxed and we ended up staying there for quite a while. The owner Steve was very friendly and made us feel welcome right away. It was really nice chatting to him and learning about this place and its history. I also took a stroll through the farmyard which was really nice! They had donkey's, sheep, chicken and even a pig so young children would definitely love it.
Steve also sells all sorts of souvenirs and there is a lovely café as well. We ended up having a cup of tea with biscuits and bought a really nice sheepskin rug whose smell still reminds us of the lovely time we and in Ireland and at Molly Gallivan's. So definitely worth a stop!

Thank Deborah M
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