Verart – Art Workshop & Sculpture Garden
This two acre garden is full of surprises with each garden style flowing into the next. Discover the Moroccan Garden with its colorful mosaics or try to find the tree house in the forest. Enjoy the view into Sheen Valley while having a cup of tea on one of their terraces.
Bonane Heritage Park
At Bonane Heritage Park there are several archaeological treasures all of which are accessible along 2000 metres of gravelled walkway, each having it’s own interpretive board and story to tell. What it does demonstrate is that Bonane, as a community, has been settled for over 5000 years. Amongst the sites are:
• Ancient Stone Circle (known locally as the Judge and Jury because there are 13 stones)
• Fulacht Fiadh (literally meaning ‘cooking pot’)
• Bullaun Stone (said to have held water that was used for medicinal purposes)
• Standing Stone (an astrological symbol perhaps)
• Ringfort (known as a Fairy Fort in Irish legend)
• Famine House Ruins (abandoned during the potato crop failure of the 1840s)
The park is open ALL year round and you can visit at anytime during daylight hours and guided tours are available on request.
N71, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Benoit Lorge is an award winning chef who creates high quality chocolates for gourmet shops and high class hotels and restaurants.
The chocolates are handmade in Bonane and are distributed nationally.
Benoit now also runs a number of specialist courses for aspiring chocolate makers, teaching them the finer points of preparing, handling and finishing many different types of chocolate.
Molly Gallivan’s 200 year old cottage and farm is a family run business. At Molly Gallivan’s you will experience the simple country lifestyle in rural Ireland before the days of electricity and modern conveniences.
Molly’s enchanting cottage is over 200 years old. Her farm is complete with animals, fowl and traditional farm machinery. On the farm you can also visit the ghostly ruins of a family dwelling from the era of the Great Famine and a Neolithic Stone Row that forms part of an ancient sun calendar. After your visit you can enjoy a traditional Irish meal or home baking in Molly’s old teashop.
Molly Gallivan’s also host traditional Irish evenings. Guests are treated to a traditional Irish three course meal then relax around Molly’s open fire in her 200 year old cottage. Here, local actors, singers, musicians, dancers and story teller will perform for you in the true traditional Irish spirit.
Molly Gallivan’s is opened from March to November seven days a week. Information maps are provided in various languages. Guide Tours can be pre-booked on request.