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“True Irish Tradition”

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 7 December 2016

Molly Gallivan's old home is famous not only for its fine traditional cuisine, but for the history of the farm it sit on. Molly was famous for her homemade brew and while that is no longer available, good wine and beer is available to go with the Irish tucker. A good range of Irish gifts and gear is also available in the on site gift shop.

1  Thank Brian B
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This is a nice stop to get some great photos and a coffee. I'm not sure if there is food here, we just wanted coffee and pictures. There is an old truck out front that looks like it probably still runs. there are druid statues carved from wood. Across the street is a place to get nice pictures of a valley.

1  Thank Eric M
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

We stumbled across this attraction by accident, it has a good shop to purchase local gifts etc, and a small coffee shop attached to it, we stopped for coffee and found there was much more to see.
The visitor centre gives a flavour of life from times gone by, hard times. We all enjoyed the walk around the site, a video presentation before your visit setts the scene.
Welcoming and informative staff ,make this worth the time to stop and view the exhibits, take a coffee and maybe do a little gift shopping.
We will return should we be passing the area again.

1  Thank gerry2085
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

Enjoyed Irish night at Molly Gallivan's Cottage and had a wonderful evening! Great place to shop for Irish sweaters, throws and pottery!

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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.

1  Thank Kate D
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