Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, Kenmare

(4.7/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A must for all ages as you discover what life was like in rural Ireland before modern conveniences reached this area not so long ago. Whether you stop by for tea and scones, shop for family keepsakes,...  more »
  • 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 »