Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm

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Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm

Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
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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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ThePogueMahone
NYC20 contributions
Stopped on the way to Killarney in July 2022. Very nice little shop with attached traditional farmhouse. Ask for a bottle of milk for the lambs and take a walk up into the farm area - the kids will love it
Written 10 August 2022
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David P
princeton, United States7 contributions
Family
In reading the other reviews here - I second all of the nice things said. We were a group of only 5 meant to be added on to a big group that failed to show. Stephen did the tour for just us. You can tell when someone loves what they do - the family business farm is clearly a labor of love and a dedication to preserving and educating others about history ( in a fun way ). You know if your teens walk away happy it was a great tour !
Written 10 August 2022
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Bryan L
Amsterdam, The Netherlands5 contributions
Really very friendly staff, take there time to help you.Took some friends there who where visiting me.I bought a shirt but had to exchange it the next day it was not a problem bought a blue waistcoat to go with it. Will be back when my next guests arrive
Written 13 July 2022
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Mary L
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We recently traveled to Ireland with a large family group (29 of us!). One of the highlights of our trip was our visit to Molly Gallivan's Farm. What a privilege! Stephen took us around and shared his good Irish humor with us, and, after seeing how butter and bread were made in ancient Ireland, we were treated to a delicious meal, accompanied by the family entertainment of song and dance. It was wonderful! And the gift shop was among the best we visited. We shopped!
Written 12 July 2022
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Jenny
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24 of our family members from babies to 80's gathered in Ireland for a family reunion last week. A highlight of our trip was our time spent at Molly Gallivan's Cottage and Traditional Farm. We felt the warm of the family who owns and cares for this wonderful historic home and farm right away and were showered with their hospitality with song, dance, a yummy home cooked meal, stories, and much laughter. Experiencing the farm first hand and the way of life through the ages, we felt immersed in Irish history. What an incredible authentic Irish evening! Bravo to Molly's modern day ancestors for taking the leap to keep the magic of this place alive. Thank you for a wonderful memorable time!
Written 11 July 2022
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Emily R
Los Angeles, CA6 contributions
Looks like a tourist trap from the road, but it's really not! A family owned (proprietor is Molly's several times great grand nephew) business that's been operating for decades -- really outlines what life was like in rural Ireland before and after the famine. Recommend doing the uncrowded, self-guided walking tour (there are real hikes behind it, too). Smells like freshly baked bread in the gift shop :) And you can feed a baby lamb!
Written 8 July 2022
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kpg528
New Jersey29 contributions
We were a group of 24 and were very accommodated. The owners are delightful and very knowledgeable on the history of land. Molly Gallivan is a direct descendant of the family, so it made it that much more personable. We learned all about the making of poitin and living off the land. The dinner they provided was a wonderful Irish meal and along with it entertainment from the family (singing, dancing and storytelling).
the gift shop was beautifully laid out and had a large variety of Irish items to purchase including pottery form local artists. I would highly recommend it.
Written 7 July 2022
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Paul P
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Family
What a wonderful experience! Mr. Sullivan was a great tour guide and historian of Irish culture. They provided our group a delicious meal traditionally prepared and beautiful atmosphere. They performed Irish songs for us during dinner and had the most authentic and high quality Irish gifts in their shops. I can’t say enough wonderful things about Molly Gallivan’s it was a truly enjoyable time!
Written 7 July 2022
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Alysha U
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Couples
We had such a great time and am so glad we stopped by. The whole family is amazing. They were very friendly and welcoming throughout our time there!

It is well worth the time to stop by!
Written 6 July 2022
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Ciara S
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Highly recommend a trip to Molly Gallivan's Cottage and Farm which is sure to be enjoyed by young and old alike. The shop has lovely local crafts and a delightful tea room. There is a traditional cottage which gives a realistic insight into life in the past.

The farm walk was fantastic, an informative audio visual experience to start with and it was great to see the farm animals up close and whilst enjoying the stunning scenic views. This was the absolute highlight of our recent trip to Kenmare, a must see!
Written 5 July 2022
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