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Ulster American Folk Park

Mellon Road, Omagh, Northern Ireland
028-8224-3292
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Omagh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
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Champaign, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The park is fun and interesting, and the museum/displays at the beginning were quite informative. We really came to go to the Mellon Library and do some genealogical research. The librarians there were very helpful, but the library is less about genealogy, and more about all aspects of Ulster. In any case, we found lots of useful material there. We... More

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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111 reviews 111 reviews
62 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This was a great experience. It was part of our tour and I would say one of the highlights. The indoor portion of this museum is terrific. So much information of Ireland and the Irish people. However, the best is when you step outside and follow the trail thru the many houses and cottages that are on site . Then... More

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England
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We visited en route from Derry down to County Roscommon, happened upon the park by accident and spent 3 or 4 hours there. Fascinating place, the reconstructed buildings are amazing, and the indoor exhibition too - lots of information about the Titanic, which I wasn't expecting. We had coffee and a sandwich in the cafe, delicious and good value and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Went to the Ulster American Folk Park for the first time is several years. It was a great day out. On arrival the staff at reception were very enthusiastic and eager to explain the best way to take in all the park has to offer. We started off in the indoor display area which gave many varying accounts of emigration... More

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Northern Ireland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The Ulster-American Folk Park gives visitors the chance to examine and sample rural life (particularly in the 18th and 19th centuries) on both sides of the Atlantic and see something of the emigrant experience. It is on the site of the old Mellon homestead whence that family left to become very rich in America and later provide money to start... More

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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226 reviews 226 reviews
49 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This was on the agenda for our CIE bus tour. The grounds were spread out enough where you didn't feel you were squished. Each building held our interest. Listening to the weaver, walking thru the homes, laying peat on the fire, going to the New World paved in gold... Talk about a brave new world. It was a beautiful day... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I have wanted to visit this attraction for a long time but haven't been to Northern Ireland for 20 years. I wasn't disappointed when I finally made the trip. The museum was really well laid out and our walk around was peaceful and relaxed as well as fascinating - we spent quite a few hours as we were enjoying it... More

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Redding, Connecticut
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I was here at the Ulster American Folk Park when I was a wee lass and decided to take my nephew's & niece for a day out,we had a really great day out here would highly recommend it.It takes you through the entire struggle of immigration & what life was like at that time. Staff were great.

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Belfast
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited the Ulster American Folk Park on a Sunday afternoon. We had been there before, about 20 years ago, and were looking forward to going back. It was weel worth the journey from Belfast and provided a great day out with both the walk around the 40+ buildings! and the internal museum / exhibition. Highly recommended.

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North East
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89 reviews 89 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We were at the park for a 3 day bluegrass festival,and we're very impressed.it's a great place to take the family for a day out,highly recommended.

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