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Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm

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Address: Glengarriff Rd | Releigh, Bonane, Kenmare, Ireland
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Molly Gallivan’s cottage and traditional farm invites you to take a step...

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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Very nice place with great views across the way

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... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
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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... More 

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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... More 

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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 6 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... More 

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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.

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Reviewed 4 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

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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... More 

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Reviewed 30 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.

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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... More 

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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... More 

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