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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  • August 16, 2017
    Book the Irish night - fantastic fun.. Unfortunately we were unable to stay for the show but the home made traditional dinner was fab and the people lovely...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    I highly recommend seeing this traditional farm, which I believe is the only remaining working farm of its type. It is picturesque, and the owner gives a hilarious tour!  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    This is an interesting tour that takes you to admire the story of courage and gallows that little Miss Molly. Known as one of the pioneers in selling alcoholic Distilled beverage that made on your farm and sold legal bureaucracy still hidden works nowadays. The story told in this charming establishment is that besides the drink, Molly tbem was known in the region for produce and commercialize woolens. Also has a small shop that sells Ranch on these articles. But according to locals, she was only known for marketing the drink. A tip: Don't take pictures inside the shop, because the guy comes, nothing nice to say you can't. Other than that, we love to visit the place.
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Stay a while in the enchanting and colorful town of Kenmare, which has dozens of bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, and hotels. The most prevelant form of lodging are the traditional Irish bed and breakfasts, many of which are located in the town's center. Here you will also find a hostel and old-fashioned homes that offer accommodations. If you are in the mood for a deluxe getaway, consider renting out a large estate outside of town.
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