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Ulster American Folk Park

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Address: 2 Mellon Road | Castletown, Omagh BT78 5QU, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 8224 3292
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Experience the adventure that takes you from the thatched cottages of...

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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My partner and I visited this Folk park after having visited the one in Holywood, the day before. Although it rained heavily, this did not lessen our enjoyment of the place. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I visited this Folk park after having visited the one in Holywood, the day before. Although it rained heavily, this did not lessen our enjoyment of the place. The staff were friendly and welcoming and were very interesting when parting their knowledge about bygone days. The museum was well laid out and the departing and arriving in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The price was cheap for 3of us 2 adults and senior citizen 25 pounds ,entrance to the center staff very friendly . It was a lovely walk round and the staff in the little houses had a lot of time for my aunt with disabilities.Big thank you to the man who took our photos what a charming and delightful man... More 

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is really a place for all the family. It provides a very good set of exhibitions in the visitor centre and lots of building outside in the grounds of the park. It basically tells the story of Irish emigration to the USA, why they left and what they went to. The story is very well told in the visitor... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I have visited the folk park numerous times, in my own childhood and now with my own family. It has had many additions over the year and a few since my last visit. The characters who informed us about the bygone days were knowledgeable and had the children's undivided attention. They especially loved the smith in the forge who 'put... More 

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clare66uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We went to the Halloween evening tour, our group was 5 adults & 6 children ages 14-10. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves - the group was led by Martin, we visited many of the houses all who put on fantastic displays, some were hysterical, others great review of history. Highly recommend and excellent value for money.

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ballybofey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We went to Ulster American folk park for the Halloween tour,with our kids(4&6). I booked it in Aug and availability was limited,so book early.We had a great night,very entertaining and very well organised.The children loved the story telling and added spooks.The tour took two hours and time pasted quickly,I would recommend this to any family.Great Fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Last time I was here I was 10 on a school trip. Returned with three kids , 1, 6 and 8. Excellent way to spend an afternoon, guides very informative and helpful.

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Norwalk, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The stop is well worth the time -- 3 hours in our case. The exhibits and guides are accessible, educational and enjoyable. One of the highlights of our trip.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The on-site animators were well-informed and friendly. I really enjoyed talking with them and learning what daily life was like for people at various levels of society.

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We visited here today, my wife's first time, I was here many years ago, I enjoy history and was impressed with amount of information available, I always enjoy the exhibits, but more so as you can walk round the open site and experience the dwellings and get some background stories on living conditions etc, staff where very polite and seemed... More 

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