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Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm

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Charming place to enjoy a coffee and wonderful views

We stopped off here en route from Glengarriff to Kenmare. We enjoyed a very reasonably priced... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
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We stopped off last year when we saw Molly Gallivan's Cottage at the side of the road and after... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Shirley M
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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...more
Glengarriff Rd | Releigh, Bonane, Kenmare, Ireland
+353 64 664 0714
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

We stopped off here en route from Glengarriff to Kenmare. We enjoyed a very reasonably priced coffee and beautiful scones, while taking in the spectacular scenery. The woman looking after us was very friendly and full of interesting chat. The shop is full of wonderful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

We stopped off last year when we saw Molly Gallivan's Cottage at the side of the road and after finding how nice it was returned again this year. At first glance, with several tour buses outside and Irish music wafting across the road we had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Shirley M
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful place to visit to get a feel for early Irish farm life! Not overwhelming or too long. Does involve a small amount of walking up a hill. Learned about peat and the homes where the families and animals lived. Wonderful views and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Aileen F
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Went to Molly Gallivans with my wife and two young children and really enjoyed the whole experience. A very attentive and friendly man (sorry didn’t get his name) gave us the map and explained the route which was very interesting and the animals on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Toffeeman7575
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This is just a beautiful place to visit. If able the walk up the hill there is a lot of history and once at the top the view is absolutely gorgeous but even the view from the Druid statue in parking lot is wonderful. Stephen...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Beth D
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We found Molly’s one drive south of Kenmare and the farm and the view has become one of the most memorable things we have seen yet. The view is amazing and the history we learned there was truly great. Stephen O’Sullivan the owner was extremely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard B
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped with a large tour group. Stephen the owner, is very friendly, and enjoyable. This is truly a family run and operated business. Each person we met was a member of the family! The farm is small, but it will get you out of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 9 October 2018

My husband remembered visiting Molly Gallivan's back in 2012 (and bought some beautiful gifts), so we made sure to include Molly's on our itinerary on our 2018 trip to Ireland. I was glad we did because there is such a great and varied selection of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dropalinetoemily
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Thank you to Stevie, Francis & staff for being so friendly, kind & hospitable to everyone. Every thing was effortless by them. We had beautiful fresh, fluffy scones & tea before being given a great tour of Irish history as we past through the farm...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Una007
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Wonderful mix of history, legend, education, retail and entertainment. Setting is beautiful; history and A/V very helpful; staff knowledgeable and helpful. Beautiful grounds with option to walk a lot or a little. Highly encourage a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kathie F
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2 August 2018|
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Response from BW260570 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed there and walked around. In general it is free to walk along the lanes in the garden. Nearby down The Valley is also Stone fort and stone ring etc. This is a couple of Euro. For us 10 Euro for the whole family.
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Response from aloha1mil | 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
26 February 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.