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. Before you head to Kenmare, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kenmare vacation route planner, to make sure you see all that Kenmare has to offer, including Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm.
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  • We go very often to Ireland and are here often. You will find a large selection of handmade souvenirs and hand-knitted Irish vests. In a small building next to it turns there is a nice movie about how the inhabitants of this cottage have lived. To find out more about this can give you a interesting short walk, but it is also the starting point of a few longer hikes.
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  • Molly Gallivan's old home is famous not only for its fine traditional cuisine, but for the history of the farm it sit on. Molly was famous for her homemade brew and while that is no longer available, ...  more »
  • It is a farm. Arranged in part to serve as experience of particular visit. In Ireland, many individuals take advantage of something as simple to set up a small family business that serves as a rural pseudo-museo. On the way to the official museums, it always stings someone and visit the place. But is made with such good taste. that is worth stop is a few minutes. You can see the sheep about, touching, being greeted by a friendly pig, or see a small chicken coop fully functional. There are some examples of the type of vegetables that can be grown in this wild place, a ditch of peat you can look closely, a couple of small ruins from the time of scarcity and as lived back then, and finally a small little shop of souvenirs with lots of interesting things to take souvenir. At the top of the mound, the views are unbeatable. It is a privileged place to take photos. As always, the kindly Irish magnificent. Admission is free, you bring the money you want your one time you visited the place. Very entertaining
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