Thursday, January 27, 2022

Molly’s Cottage, The Black Valley, Kerry, Ireland

For years I've seen beautiful photography of this charming little abandoned cottage in County Kerry, Ireland.

These beautiful photos made me want to visit this stunning part of rural Ireland for myself and this year I got to achieve that dream.

This is 'Molly's Cottage', a little abandoned cottage hidden deep in The Black Valley. It's one of the loveliest places I've ever been to in Ireland and if you find yourself in County Kerry then I highly recommend you pay it a visit.

Nestled in one of the wildest and most remote places in Ireland, the little abandoned cottage is like something from a fairytale. Only accessed by the most winding of roads, this little cottage is like something time forgot.

This is the view of the cottage, looking out to hills, fields and a majestic waterfall. In these days of fast-paced living, this little piece of solitude is a rare treat.

We visited Molly's Cottage in November, when the landscape was turning brown, but I imagine in the summer it's like a little slice of Heaven, especially with the waterfall in the distance.

The Black Valley in County Kerry is famous for being the last place in Ireland to have electricity and telephone, only gaining access to these in 1976. This spot gives a rare outlook into old fashioned life in rural Ireland - an unspoiled landscape and a forgotten way of life.

The Black Valley and Molly's Cottage are a must-see on any Irish road trip. The roads of The Black Valley are unlike anything you'll ever experience anywhere else and are quite the adventure to navigate!

Molly's Cottage is also quite close to the picturesque Gap of Dunloe, which is another fun drive! We walked the Gap of Dunloe with our boys back in the summer and it was an amazing experience. We walked 10 miles!

County Kerry is one of the most beautiful places in Ireland and offers a lot for those who want to experience a slice of rural Ireland in the best way.

I would definitely make this place a go-to on your visit to Ireland, or a place to visit on a road trip of you live in Ireland.

To find the exact location of Molly's Cottage input coordinates 51.975336, -9.714495 into Google Maps.

I hope you love the spot just as much as we did. It's a place we'll remember forever and if I knew how I could go about buying it I'd happily live there in peace forever!

For more fairytale spots in Ireland that you HAVE to visit at least once, check out my Ireland posts.


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