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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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Description: 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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Excellent overview of Irish immigration

Have visited several times with the family. Was disappointed last visit in July 2015 that almost all the houses had no staff before 12pm. After 12 maybe only 60% of the houses... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Yongin, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Have visited several times with the family. Was disappointed last visit in July 2015 that almost all the houses had no staff before 12pm. After 12 maybe only 60% of the houses were staffed and almost none in the new world. Had to revisit the old favorites for the kids after 12 such as the blacksmith etc. still well worth... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This park is well set up. You follow a path among many buildings, starting in Ireland, boarding a boat to the US, and then seeing what life was like in the US once the Irish emigrants arrived in the US. Very informative.

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Dripping Springs, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Ulster American Folk Park is the Irish version of Colonial Williamsburg, financed by the Mellon family who's ancestors were born near there. The park effectively shows what life was like both in Northern Ireland and also in Pennsylvania after the family emigrated there. Along the way, docents explain everything from cooking to gardening to craftsmanship and each building is... More 

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Carndonagh, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This really is a great place to visit. It offers something for everyone. It is quite unique as it recreates the emigrant adventure from the Ulster thatched cottages to the log cabins of the new and promised land of opportunity. A full scale emigrant sailing ship complete with stale oat cakes enriched this tale and captivated everyone. My youngest child... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

There is nothing to dislike. This place is full of atmosphere. On a visit to Northern Ireland, would highly recommend at any time of the year. Their holiday events, such as Halloween, the 4th of July, The September Bluegrass festival, and their Christmas programs, are all HIGHLY recommended.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

For years I've wanted to go here and today I finally got my chance and it truly was worth the wait. Before I say of the experience we had I would thoroughly recommend you bring a picnic as there are places dotted around to sit and eat. I wish we had brought a picnic instead of relying on the cafe... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

We actually just stopped here for lunch, which was very enjoyable in itself. Being called the Ulster American Folk Park, we didn't think it would hold much interest for those with Irish ancestors smart enough to migrate to Australia (LOL). However, we were very wrong - it was marvellous and our only regret is not having enough time to see... More 

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Dundalk, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Visited on 18/7/15 & had one of the most enjoyable days at any museum. The surroundings are perfect, the detailed precision of the buildings is unbelievable & the staff are so friendly & welcoming. The Folk Park just breathes history.....one can sense the life that preceded us and gives us a better understanding of just how tough life was in... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I have to admit I love anything to do with American even if it has to do with American history so def come along.

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Today I had the price ledge of visiting this museum park. It has compounded the past few days of travel learning this significant historical issues and the transportation of Irish, Scottish, humble souls sent to the America for a better life. It in particular follows one family and how their living conditions changed through the years. It would be excellent... More 

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Address: 2 Mellon Road | Castletown, Omagh BT78 5QU, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 8224 3292
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Tyrone  >  Omagh

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