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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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Such a wonderful, charismatic and fun place to visit. Our first trip to Ireland and we enjoyed our... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Second visit!

I highly recommend this as part of your Ireland experience. Great people, tour, food, and shopping... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Glengarriff Rd | Releigh, Bonane, Kenmare, Ireland
+353 64 664 0714

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Such a wonderful, charismatic and fun place to visit. Our first trip to Ireland and we enjoyed our visit to Molly's so much. It started with the delicious Irish Stew and music by Stephen, then the guided tour of the hills and ended with the...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

I highly recommend this as part of your Ireland experience. Great people, tour, food, and shopping. And.. my special friend Sarah, the sheep! I think she remembered me! Haha

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 26 September 2017

I was enamored of this period stone cottage, and couldn't quit clicking the camera, both for the view from it into the countryside, and for the charming rural fixtures, including strutting chickens, wagons, the vintage truck, the cozy dining room and period decor, and the...More

Thank Lara B
Reviewed 22 September 2017

What a wonderful story and experience. A well told story by Stephen. A walk around the farm, it gives you a very good understanding of how people lived and survived over past many years. The experience also included a lovely traditional soup, Irish stew and...More

Thank SweetieRocky
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Molly Gallivan's was one of the nicest stops we made along the scenic road between Kenmare and Glengarrif. The video and walk through the farm and cottage area was really nice. You learn a bit of the history of Ireland and the struggles of day...More

Thank nowpacking
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Went here as part of a group of 25 or so people. Started with a tour led by Stephen. He was very descriptive and humorous in giving us insight to the history of the farm. The roaming animals available for petting and pictures were a...More

Thank mhkzak52
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

On the road from Glengarriff to Kenmare, this is a great stop. One of the cottages is kitted out exactly as it would have been 100 years ago. It is very authentic and worth seeing, especially as it is free! There is also a free...More

Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Fun for the children to be able to get close to donkeys, pigs and chickens. Lovely walk with good signage explaining what the buildings were,

Thank Ks-traveler180
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This was a surprisingly fun evening. Nice shops and a good introduction to how life was a century or so ago. The owners are doing a wonderful job of preserving this heritage plus making it entertaining. After a hearty meal the evenings entertainment was nice...More

Thank Holly M
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Quite a powerful story of course she has a great name. Fascinating in site to how people survived and some looked for any opportunity they could to make a living.

Thank Siobhan G
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4 September 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
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.
Kitty E
31 December 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