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Ulster American Folk Park

Mellon Road, Omagh, Northern Ireland
028-8224-3292
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Omagh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Outdoors
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

No one should miss it. Perfectly leads one through the emigrant journey from Co Tyrone to Pennslyvania.

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

This park is well worth visiting. Went with 4 kids aged 6 to 12 . Educational but made fun for the kids. Were able to use the bellows at old forge, teacher in old classroom and kids get opportunity to sit down with chalk and slate, etc. Well laid out and very interesting. Someone at each attraction to explain everything... More

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Several people recommended this – and we are so glad they did! Even if you are not in the area searching your Irish roots, you will find this a worthwhile, enriching experience. The concept – life in Ulster, on an immigration ship, and then in America - is well thought out and well executed. Plan to spend more time than... More

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Derry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

I came here for Halloween and it's great. Food is good especially for Halloween. Gift shop is really fun. The church was my favourite a old scary lady told us about banshees. Really good fun

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Lawrence, Massachusetts
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19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The trails are well marked and mapped, as well as enlivened by the docents in some of the buildings. You can do as much or as little as you want depending on your interest. There are some lovely views across the countryside. The little cafe had a good mix of things available to eat although they weren't the speediest of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The rain couldn't dampen our spirits. We were on the Friday, 9:30 tour and had a brilliant time trottng from one house to the next for wee performances, tales of yore and the odd nibble at traditional fare. Whilst the seasonally dressed "actors" tried their best to spook the visitors and to good effect in most cases, the youngsters with... More

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omagh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Tells about the emigration of many irish people to America. You first enter the Irish side and then through a ship you come into the Anerican side. Staff are brilliant in relating the story and are dressed in appropriate costumes depicting this era. They also have special events through the year eg Halloween and xmas . Even if you are... More

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Los Gatos
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68 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Really enjoyed this park. Besides the wonderfully restored buildings and houses it was especially enjoyable listening to the docents in costume that greeted us in most of the buildings explaining to us their historical significance.To cover all the buildings in the whole park you need at least 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

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Tyrone
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Willing to give the benefit of the doubt and eager to try again after a disappointing Halloween experience at the Folk Park 5 years ago, 9 of us (including friends who had travelled from Belfast) attended on 31 October, the 9.30pm session. Right from the start the experience was ruined by our humourless guide (‘Frank’ I believe he was called),... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We arrived shortly after opening and got a discount on prices as the park was being cleaned up after the Halloween celebrations. The guides were really knowledgeable and welcoming, and were very patient with the little boy we had with us. Really enjoyable day, will definitely be back!

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