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“A night of joy!”

Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
Ranked #1 of 48 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 21 October 2017

Spent a nite at Molly Gallivan's, eating great food, enjoying the owners.....then storytelling, and music. We all were included in this entertainment because of the sly way they had of getting info from us! Just delightful! Also visited the " still " where she made her Poteen. The landscape there is also breathtaking! A must experience for all travelers! Thank you folks! Sally, from Vermont.

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

We stopped here with our tour on a very rainy day. We were greeted very warmly, and got to try a shot of poitin! The cottage is lovely, it really gave a sense of what life would have been like for Molly. The shop is very nice, everyone was very pleasant and quick to offer suggestions on which sweater looked best, in what color. We were able to get some beautiful wool sweaters that we ended up wearing the rest of the trip instead of our raincoats!

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

If you are visiting Ireland, going to Molly Gallivan's is a MUST! Just completed a 7-day tour of Ireland and this was definitely in the top 3 highlights of my trip. Stephen, the proprietor, was such a wonderful host, guide and storyteller. The walking tour of the farm and cottage was so informative and interesting. We walked away with a very good feel of how our ancestors lived. And the surrounding landscape was breathtaking! You could see the love that Stephen has for Irish culture and for sharing that with others. They also have a lovely shop with some of the best merchandise and absolutely no pressure to buy. Thank you, Stephen, for a wonderful experience and memory of Ireland!!

Thank Marsha C
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Our tour stopped off here for a break from the bus. It was pouring rain, but we were still welcomed into the back yard for a shot of home-brewed potato whiskey. The old cottage still maintained its historical atmosphere in spite of it now being a shop. The kitchen area housed a small tea room. The owner gave us a bit of the history of the place when we first arrived. Molly sounds like she was a bit of a character!

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Charming little place...probably very busy in season, but this was October. Nice walk around property, they have a map with history, and the prices for their merchandise was very good...less than the main towns. And their honeycomb ice cream was delicious

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