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Ulster American Folk Park

2 Mellon Road | Castletown, Omagh BT78 5QU, Northern Ireland
+44 28 8224 3292
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The demonstrations of how things were done and items made with fairly primitive tools were most interesting

Amazing display of life in Ireland and Northern Ireland concentrating on the social aspects etc of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michael L
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Larne, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit, if the weather is fine

Allow yourself 5 hours in this park to savour and wander at a leisurely pace, it can be done in 3... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Helena217
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Experience the adventure that takes you from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship, to the log cabins of the American Frontier. Immerse yourself in three centuries of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life. Meet costumed characters on your way with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share.
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2 Mellon Road | Castletown, Omagh BT78 5QU, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

Amazing display of life in Ireland and Northern Ireland concentrating on the social aspects etc of life about the 1800s especially the conditions of arriving in American with little finance.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Allow yourself 5 hours in this park to savour and wander at a leisurely pace, it can be done in 3 hours, but why hurry. Parking is free and the entrance fee for an adult is £9, but there is 44 exhibits to see, with...More

Thank Helena217
Reviewed 5 days ago

There's lots to see at the folk park. Start at the visitor centre with its tableaux of life in Ireland before emigration, and background information on why people left for far-flung places; then make you way round the park itself, with its buildings transported from...More

Thank DrMedieval
Reviewed 5 days ago

The folk park is very pleasant to visit. At each site there is a person in period dress to explain the building and the activities that would have been taking place at these sites. The transition from Ireland to the US is very nicely done....More

Thank DianaJoan
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a museum based around the Mellon family who left Ireland to found one of of the major banks in the UK and an opportunity to visit their ancestral homes in N. Ireland and the US. The journey starts in the Irish countryside with...More

Thank HughMc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely day here on June 20th 2017 with family including our 5 month old baby. The cafe in the museum was lovely - slightly expensive but to be expected for a museum. Entry in was also pricey £9 per adult but all in...More

Thank Samantha C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the park at the end of May, got a lovely sunny day which made the time even more pleasant. Lots to do and see here, from being a blacksmith, to making soda bread. The trip through the boat from the old world to the...More

Thank Serendipidity1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ulster American Folk Park is an amazing site to visit. The historical information is extremely educational. The museum is amazing. We learned a lot about the people and the time period. A great place to visit with the whole family. We really enjoyed our...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coming from a country where some of our founding mothers and fathers were Irish (Australia) Not forgetting the indigenous peoples who were there 60,000 years before us. It was a heartfelt journey into yesteryear and a sobering lesson in how tough it was for our...More

Thank Laurene_02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a terrific surprise. It was wonderful. It gave a great view of history with great displays indoor and outdoor buildings. Only 9 pounds to enter. Good cafe inside visitor center

Thank Jotum
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Martina B
Is it open today , Easter Monday ?
17 April 2017|
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Response from jad745 | Reviewed this property |
yes check on the Website for opening hours!
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Kennedy25
What date is the 2017 Bluegrass Festival?
12 February 2017|
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Response from PETER M | Reviewed this property |
it was been usually the last week-end in august
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DebnDean2013
how do we get there? we are staying in Dublin.
7 February 2017|
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Response from Dondewande | Reviewed this property |
I believe that the bus from Dublin to Derry goes past it after going through Strabane but you would need to check times carefully with bus eirin in Dublin.
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