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Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm

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Address: Glengarriff Rd | Releigh, Bonane, Kenmare, Ireland
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+353 64 664 0714

Molly Gallivan’s cottage and traditional farm invites you to take a step...

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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Mollie Gallivan's is a great place to see a part of Irish history. The cottage and farm are well maintained and very informative. The gift shop is a must see also! Stephen, the... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Mollie Gallivan's is a great place to see a part of Irish history. The cottage and farm are well maintained and very informative. The gift shop is a must see also! Stephen, the proprietor, was gracious and helpful. He was the very epitome of Irish hospitality. The product quality is wonderful. I look forward to seeing the online store!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovingly presented journey back to times past. The location and atmosphere is genuine and realistic. The quality of merchandise on offer highlights the progression of the Irish craft industry in adapting to modern living. If looking for a professional, authentic and truly entertaining experience then look no further than the homecoming evenings. The food, craic and hospitality showcase Ireland... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to a dinner and stroll around the grounds with an organised bus tour. It was a fantastic experience. The food was home style and very good. The talks on life in country Ireland was extremely well done and informative. The best part was the tasting of the local drop and the steroids that accompanied it. Extremely funny and he... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you visit Ireland. Don't forget to visit Molly. At first an short film and then a walk over Molly's property. At the end a thee/coffee whit something sweet. Do not forget the shop whit authentic, often local made products. And of course a warm welcome.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can not compliment this endearing homestead enough. From the moment we arrived here, we got this sense of how things were back in the old days in Ireland. The staff members were very friendly and helpful. The cottage had a nice cosyTurf fire burning that we felt like we could of sat at for ever. The shop had a... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been at Molly's during off season. Was very calm and owner was really friendly! Highly recommend this place especially for stroking animals or buying sheep stuff.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Druid is what caught our eye and we are eternally grateful to him. Here we experienced the history, hospitality, magic, pride and quality that has brought us back to Ireland again and again. We learned so much about the area, purchased high quality gifts that we couldn't find anywhere else and met people that will stay in our hearts... More 

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Oh this is a beautiful spot you are up on a height looking down into a valley there is a café and shop there also

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped off here and they have a great gift shop with local artisan items. REALLY friendly and helpful. Interesting to see the Irish heritage.

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

A must for all ages as you discover what life was like in rural Ireland before modern conveniences reached this area not so long ago. Whether you stop by for tea and scones, shop for family keepsakes, tour the farm, make poitin (whiskey) with your host be sure to ask about participating in "The Homecoming", an evening at Molly Gallivan's... More 

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