Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, Kenmare

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Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm provides a chance to explore Irish farm life before electricity. Visit the cottage, a small yet imposing stone structure, to understand the difficulties and limitations of life lived without electricity and other amenities. Follow the traditional farm walk, which takes you past the house well—where water was drawn for drinking and food preparation—and through the garden to see where much of the household food crop was grown. The tour continues through the oat and barley fields, the farmyard, and to Molly's still where she distilled moonshine whiskey from the barley and potatoes that she grew. Also see the famine ruin, a monument to the Great Famine of the 1840s, which killed hundreds of thousands, and the Neolithic stone row, which is part of a druidic sun calendar. You can also visit the craft and gift shop and the tea room and barn restaurant. Add Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and other attractions to your Kenmare trip itinerary using our Kenmare route planning website.
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  • Stopped on the way to Killarney in July 2022. Very nice little shop with attached traditional farmhouse. Ask for a bottle of milk for the lambs and take a walk up into the farm area - the kids will....  more
    Stopped on the way to Killarney in July 2022. Very nice little shop with attached traditional farmhouse. Ask for a bottle of milk for the lambs and take a walk up into the farm area - the kids will....  more »
  • In reading the other reviews here - I second all of the nice things said. We were a group of only 5 meant to be added on to a big group that failed to show. Stephen did the tour for just us. You....  more
    In reading the other reviews here - I second all of the nice things said. We were a group of only 5 meant to be added on to a big group that failed to show. Stephen did the tour for just us. You....  more »
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  • Excellent experience. 100% worth seeing it. Started with old farmhouse, a video and a farm area to walk around. The bathroom were spotless. Plenty of parking. The animals roam free, they are so healthy and well looked after. Great gift shop. Owners were so friendly. Love it
  • Lovely place with amazing scenery. Great selection of gifts but tourist prices. Cafe only had tea, coffee and a few cakes. Worth a visit if you're passing.

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