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Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm

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Molly Gallivan's

It is an experience not to be missed, I visited there some time ago, the friendliness of staff and... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2013
Carol H
Kenmare, Ireland
Step back in time at this farmhouse site, with great local crafts

Superb location with the wonderful Druid's View. Friendly tearoom, old fashion farm outbuildings... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2013
Preston, United Kingdom
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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...more
Glengarriff Rd | Releigh, Bonane, Kenmare, Ireland
+353 64 664 0714
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 October 2011

This is going to be a long review, but if you don't know all the elements of this place, I think you might miss some great experiences. Everyone going past Molly Gallivan's stops for the gorgeous views over the valley. A druid, carved from a...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2011

We Dropped into this beautiful spot while driving through mountains this weekend. We were greeted very friendly and were very impressed. However with the arrival of a bus load of tourists the gentleman who was serving us lost all interest in us and we left...More

8  Thank Kilkennyadviser
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

It is an experience not to be missed, I visited there some time ago, the friendliness of staff and the welcome and knowledge that they share with visitor's is excellent, well done to all involved. The visitor's centre is free but a small fee is...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

Typical place appealing to foreign tourists,a shop full of the usual jumpers,jackets,hats etc etc etc. The cottage is worth a look to see how our parents and grandparents lived in a time before any mod cons or running water or electricity!

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Superb location with the wonderful Druid's View. Friendly tearoom, old fashion farm outbuildings, including the loo! Chickens and donkeys alongside. Great pottery, knitwear, traditional linen and flannel shirts, tweed caps etc. Aran items well knit and only cost the price I would pay for the...More

2  Thank JanetJackson62
Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

We stopped here while sightseeing hoping to get some lunch in the cafe. However they only sell fruit cake and scones. We had tea and scones - they were average. The shop has some nice items but perhaps a little on the pricey side. The...More

2  Thank Irish-Poppo
Reviewed 15 July 2013

molly galvins is about 30 km outside the town of Kenmare on the road to cork ,make sure to visit lorges choclates on the way ,a frenchman making lovely choclates,molly galvins is a really old cottage on a farm on the side of the road...More

Thank gavin h
Reviewed 14 July 2013

A stop at Molly’s farm on N-71 between Bantry and Kenmare will take you back into another era when life was difficult and our ancestors worked hard every day to eke out a subsistence existence. It is not a sad place but one of inspiration...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2013

my sister and i visited molly gallivan's in june 2013. we were delighted with the map to follow the self tour. and we were very delighted to meet the owner and his daughter in the little cafe! he offered me a complimentary coffee for the...More

1  Thank theburren
Reviewed 12 July 2013

Stopped on the way round ring of beara, and started with the video about the shop foundation, what a clear and suitable introduction, did the walk around the farm display and up to the Druid markers, very well explained. Walked a little of the Druids...More

Thank BMW1951
Reviewed 10 July 2013

A fantastic step back in time, but the best part is the family hospitality and the Irish sense of humour. I could not recommend this any more highly. The food, the farm and the theatrics all made a memorable experience.

Thank CraigDavey
Reviewed 30 June 2013

HF guided walking holiday night out included Irish stew, Gaelic coffee & "the American wake" absolutely hilarious. Got us all on our feet dancing! 5 stars. Waiting

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3 August 2018|
Response from BW260570 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed there and walked around. In general it is free to walk along the lanes in the garden. Nearby down The Valley is also Stone fort and stone ring etc. This is a couple of Euro. For us 10 Euro for the whole family.
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Response from Sylvia F | Reviewed this property |
They have a facebook page and it says their open hours are Mon-Sun: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm +353 64 664 0714
26 February 2016|
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Response from 2005eric2005 | Reviewed this property |
I already answered the question..see above. BUT I can also say that the scenic shots all around the place is also worthy of a stop even if the shop is not open.