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Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
Ranked #1 of 49 things to do in Kenmare
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed 3 November 2016

What a fun and friendly cottage. The traditional Irish dinner and entertainment about an American Homecoming was great. We went back the next day and hiked the farm followed by delicious scones with coffee. Thanks

Thank Janis R
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Mollys is fantastic conception. I am sure it is as authentic a glimpse into the life of a widowed, poor Irish country woman of that era as you could find anywhere .
There is no specified charge required but a donation jar is to hand as you leave.
I would recommend a vist. Kids would like it as there are farmyard animals to see. Also a little tea room.
We were told by the curator that it is end of season in about a weeks time so probably best to visit up until end of October.
Great idea, long may it continue.

Thank karen m
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Something to do on the way to the next town. We didn't want to drive the Ring of Kerry so this was an option.

Thank cfrancis17
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Situated on the Kenmare to Glengariff Road Molly Gallivan's is well worth a stop for a welcoming cup of tea and sustenance. There are historical walks which are not arduous and great effort has been expended by the owners to reproduce farming as it was in the 19th Century and the living standards pertaining to the time.
Thoroughly recommend a stop at this unique spot.

Thank Brendan B
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

This amazing place has something for everyone: a warm Irish welcome, delicious homemade food and a good cup of tea, a very knowledgeable owner and staff, a gift shop stocked with high quality local knitwear, crafts and souvenirs, and then there is the authentic farm and cottage, beautifully maintained as it would have been in Molly Gallivan's day. The demonstration of how poitin (illicit alcohol) was made is great fun!

If you are interested in the mystical side of Ireland (stone circles and ancient spirituality), then make sure you talk with Stephen, the owner, who is fascinating on the subject.

Highly recommended.

Thank claredouglas
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