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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  • Very friendly welcome in this farm where it is nice to walk with the kids. It is easy to project into the daily life of this Irish family thanks to the explanations provided by the guide written in French. Plus it's free!
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  • Lovely little store with history, tea facilities and good toilets. Plenty of souvenirs to choose from and a fabulous loop walk near by. Beautiful views.  more »
  • Traveling around Ireland I got a sense that the Irish people believe it is important to keep their history and heritage alive. Stephen and Frances Sullivan are doing an amazing thing by keeping the st...  more »
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