Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, Kenmare

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Historic Walking Area Historic Site
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 usually avoid very touristy attractions but were persuaded to stop off at Molly Gallivan's Cottage because we wanted to see the stone row/alignment, after having been out at Gleninchaquin to see th...  more »
  • Stopped in to just check out the merchandise in the store to find that this is also a tourist attraction. First of all, the store is in a unique setting and the merchandise it top of the shelf with no...  more »
  • It was a rainy day and we thought we would call in for a quick cup of tea. We were still there 4 hours later. It's one of the friendliest places we have come across and the items in the shop are consi...  more »