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“Rural museum”

Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
Ranked #1 of 49 things to do in Kenmare
Certificate of Excellence
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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 5 November 2016

A great little stop. Visitors are free to wander through the small farm area to visit the animals, see the reconstructed poitin still or simply admire the views. An informative video tells Molly Gallivan's story and sets the farm in historic perspective. The farm house contains a quality gift shop and basic tea room. The best part was there is no entry fee, just a donation box at the end. Friendly staff. The address is Bonane but the farm is some distance past the village.We came from the Kenmare direction and thought we had missed it. it is right on the main road so just keep driving.

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Reviewed 4 November 2016

What a treat to happen upon this delightful place. The couple who owns Molly's are charming and have done an amazing job of making sure the history of this little cottage will live on. We took the tour, bought a jacket and had tea with complimentary Poitin. One of our favorite memories of our trip.

Thank Sue Y
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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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