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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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Folk Park title misleading

Was unsure what to expect but was amazed at the extent of this venue and the enthusiasm with which the volunteers shared the history of the buildings and how they contributed to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Larabat
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was unsure what to expect but was amazed at the extent of this venue and the enthusiasm with which the volunteers shared the history of the buildings and how they contributed to the area in years past. Well worth allowing at least 2 hrs to make the most of this park

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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to learn more history of Ireland. We especially liked the replica of a ship carrying immigrants from Ireland to America.

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Thank pmggibson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Ulster American Folk Park with our CIE tour group, and enjoyed both the indoor museum (the Titanic exhibit was particularly interesting) and the outdoor exhibits. A bit odd to be walking through typical American cabins, shops, workshops, etc., typical of late 1800's, early 1900's, while on an Irish tour. However, it emphasized the strong ties between America... More 

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Thank Kacky C
Galway, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing the irish contribution to the new world. will most definetely return again to see all the outdoor exhibits.

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over the years I have visited the Folk park on dozens of occasions (as we live quite locally). It is one of those "Must Go" locations, when we have visitors from overseas as guests our home . My first ever visit to the park was as part of a school trip when I was quite young and over the years... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much to see and do, my 10 year old was fascinated by it all. The walk is lovely and the staff are very friendly and entertaining. I last visited as a child and I can honestly say it was as good as I remember, the care and dedication of the staff and everyone involved in keeping the park running... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment you enter the door, where you are greeted by a friendly lady at reception, this is just a great place to visit. Started with a cup of tea/coffee and scone, which was delicious then off to the grounds themselves. To say they have done an incredible feat would be an understatement. Buildings dismantled and re-assembled from various... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much to do and see here for every age group. There is an exhibition on about The Titanic at the start, then you go to the Outdoor Museum. it is extremely interesting to see all the different styles of cottages, schools, churches.. Then after boarding the ship that takes you to the states you will see log... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent day, staff and volunteers were helpful. The cafe was good the food was of good quality. We were able to exit the park and have our picnic in the carpark. Overall worth visiting and we plan on returning!

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Thank Andrew W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well this is a very nice place to visit if you are touring about the north . Interesting to say the least gives a good story about the people that left Ireland an went to Usa in the late 1700s . A very nice display of the Titanic an the story's of crossing an the clothes that they wore worth... More 

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