About Molly Gallivan

About Molly Gallivan

Widowed with seven small children, Molly Gallivan had to call on all her resourcefulness to keep body and soul together.

She supplemented her meagre income by selling part of her farm produce such as butter, eggs and honey on the local market. Her renowned home baking and hand spun woollens were ever popular, but it was her illicit home-brewed poitin or whiskey locally known as Molly’s Mountain Dew which she sold in her Sibheen (illegal pub) that proved the most profitable. The exploits of this enterprising widow are legendary.

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