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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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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 NEW

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
154 helpful votes 154 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
21 helpful votes 21 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Dungannon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

On Thursday August 28th I paid my first visit to the Folk Park and what an enjoyable day it turned out to be. I brought my grandchildren and friend with me. The entrance fee is reasonable and staff really friendly and helpful. The park takes you through the entire process of immigration the staff involved with the living history are... More

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Once again we went to the Bluegrass Festival and once again we had a super day listening to the artists and walking around the park. Everyone who likes music should go to this at least once. The park itself is well worth a visit at any time, it is excellent and the staff are friendly and helpful.

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Alamosa, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My title may be misleading, but, my meaning is how did my ancestors, the Scotch/Irish, get to this county, the USA? Go to this museum and you'll understand completely. Filled with living history enthusiasts, displays, that take you through the entire process of immigration and the ramifications of such. Wonderful visit, don't miss this one.

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n.ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

we went to the bluegrass festival and what a superb day out. it was onl £12 and that got you into the park to see all the attractions which were really good and you also gained acess to all the stages. the performers were all brilliant and it was very well organised with great selection of food and drinks at... More

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