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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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On the road from Glengarriff to Kenmare, this is a great stop. One of the cottages is kitted out... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Rosemary W
via mobile
Beautiful scenery.

Fun for the children to be able to get close to donkeys, pigs and chickens. Lovely walk with good... read more

Reviewed 16 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.
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Glengarriff Rd | Releigh, Bonane, Kenmare, Ireland
+353 64 664 0714

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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
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We went to the gathering at molly gallivans which includes a three course dinner and a show. Very tasty food and great entertainment both before and after dinner. The price was 50 eur each and well worth it

Thank Jean H
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We pulled into the car park early one morning as the sun was rising and wandered around the outside, taking in the scenery and reading the information board. Although we were obviously disappointed that we could not stay till opening, there is a magical atmosphere...More

Thank Marian1990
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

My wife maureen and myself spent a week in kenmare county kerry Ireland early September..Ireland never disappoints it's pure quality particularly kerry...this time we visited molly gallivans in bonane on the kenmare to glengarrif road...for a cream tea and a look around its wonderful shop...and...More

Thank snoMOmo
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We were truly amazed by the charm of the shop and property. The great folks who work there make it an experience of Ireland rather than a place to shop for gifts. We even sampled a little “potin” and given a lesson in how Molly...More

Thank Monica S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Take a tour with friendly Stephen O'Sullivan, the owner, of a small working farm, including meeting the animals, an optional shot of poteen (whew!) and quality shopping for Irish goods...it doesn't get much better than that. Our music tour group had so much fun there,...More

Thank bezma
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Shop it great! Staff is great! Farm is great! View is great! The tea is great! The store has a vast selection of different crafts, pottery and knit wear, something for everyone. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We did the farm walk and...More

Thank Sacred_Tatewari
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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