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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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Insight into Immigration

This living museum breathes life into the Scots-Irish culture. These were Scots who moved to northern Ireland in the 1600s, many of whom moved on to America in the early 1700s... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This living museum breathes life into the Scots-Irish culture. These were Scots who moved to northern Ireland in the 1600s, many of whom moved on to America in the early 1700s. Many Americans have Scots-Irish ancestors. If you are American and you don't know what your ancestry is, the odds are that it is Scots-Irish because they have been in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We must have been here about 4 or 5 times now. Each time you notice something you didn't see last time or chat to one of the re-enactors that you may have missed previously. It's a great spot, you start out in pre-emigration rural Ireland and walk through all the carefully reconstructed houses, chatting to the knowledgeable re-enactors. You then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family went there on a "damp" day, but the staff that were dressed in costume made the exhibits come alive. The layout is very good & well thought out. We went from the old world through the ship & arrived in the new world. We took a couple of hours walking around looking at the old houses & tools.... More 

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

An excellent day out for the whole family. I have visited the park several times and look forward to my next visit.

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

Fantastic example of a wonderful living museum. Engaged the whole family, the staff are wonderful, so welcoming and informative!

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Ashby De La Zouch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited this museum as a family of four with our 20 year old daughter and 18 year old son. We expected to be there a couple of hours but arrived at 10.30am and didn't leave until 3pm it was so interesting. (Although my son was a bit fed up for the last hour and we did take a break... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had been twice before in my childhood and simply insisted myself and my other half go as he had never been. It did not disappoint. I was awed all over again. The park is so well done as you start in Famine Ireland and make your way to the frontiers of America. All staff were very friendly but particular... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely staff not all was disabled friendly being old that's not surprising it would take character away from the place if it was the restaurant was nice staff were very helpful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place, easily spend a day here and plenty to see and do. The demos of weaving, cooking and wagon wheel making are very well done and the old shops are a delight.

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Portaferry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tells the story of families who left northern Ireland for a new life in America. Original and reconstructed buildings show what life was like both here and in America. You can go onto the ship that brought people to America and once disembarked you find yourself in rural America. A good day out for all with good facilities and disabled... More 

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