Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, Kenmare

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 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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  • Nice format for seeing how farming and life was conducted over time many years ago. Prehistoric things incorporated into the tour as the site has been occupied for a very long time. 
  • Our ages ran from 11 years old to seniors and everyone thought it was the most fun evening. The tour of the farm was really informative. The dinner was delicious with a very cozy candlelight atmospher...  read more »
  • We had a wonderful time enjoying Homecoming, a portrayal of a young man who came home from America. The meal before was excellent, the entertainment and storytelling engaging. We toured the farm later...  read more »
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