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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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very nice day out .

had a lovely day here ! ,you will need a good pair of walking shoes though! at the very end i must admit i was getting slower and slower ! .it was really good ,it would be great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

had a lovely day here ! ,you will need a good pair of walking shoes though! at the very end i must admit i was getting slower and slower ! .it was really good ,it would be great if you could buy more things in the street .friendly staff .

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County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

it is really interesting and it takes you back in time. you can really see what conditions people had to live in. Truly amazing and you won`t be disappointed.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The park was open to our tour group only as it was an evening event. The park guides showed us through some of the buildings and told of their history as well. We then went into a main hall where we were served dinner. The food was good and the entertainment was provided by an Irish Youth Band and then... More 

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Folk Park is a great venue for the festival, affording plenty of opportunity for appreciation of the park environs as well as the fantastic musicians they attract. Of course, the Park itself is a great day out, it has regular exhibitions and the permanent exhibits are always very interesting. And if you get there when they are burning peat... More 

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Cookstown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great place for a family day out that shows children how we used to live and what the boat going across to America was like. Young or old everyone will learn something from a visit to the Ulster American Folk Park

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Celebration, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had planned to visit the Ulster-American Folk Park, near Omagh, Northern Ireland, and spend some time in their genealogy centre checking on Irish roots, but when we arrived, on a Sunday, we learned the centre is closed on Sundays. However, our disappointment was short lived as we started to explore this fantastic park that highlights the history of Irish... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived in with a little bias in my soul. After only £9 entry and great conversations with the "actors" in their houses that was gone. I was very taken by walking onto a boat in Ulster and stepping off in the states. Well worth a visit even for jaded travellers!

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Inverness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An excellent day out for the family adults only. A real insight into the early life of Irish emigrants to America. There are characters in period costume to explain what daily life would have been like - from the local merchant or post-mistress to the school-mistress or homesteader. Have your picture taken in period costume for an additional reasonable fee.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set aside a large portion of your day for this place. In the visitors center there is a great exhibition on the reasons for the migration of so many people to the US and the impact they had when they got there. Moving outside you follow the well laid out paths from one building to another, each with its own... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

from moment we got here the meet and greet was 100% every one was so friendly the girls loved it they injoyed every part of it love the way it shows you from away back when all the history so intresting yet so relaxing we was last out b4 it was closing we could of happy to stayed there we... More 

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