We were on the Beara Peninsula, Counties Cork and Kerry a few days ago. The memories of this wild place are still fresh in our minds. One of the highlights of our day spent on the Beara was a visit to Molly Gallivan’s cabin. This old house, which has stood since before “The Great Hunger” of 1845 – 59 is now a well-done museum of rural life in the Bonane village region. The owner has put together an informative DVD showing life on a farm in the 19th century. Visitors can walk through the hillside farm and observe the old farming methods and even commune with the animals. Jennifer gets to know one of the residents, below.
The Beara Peninsula is in some ways even more enjoyable than its nearby neighbor, the so-called Ring of Kerry. That’s because there are relatively few buses and the roads are much wider and in better condition. A drive over the Healy Pass is also a thrill in itself.