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Amazing!!

It has everything for a perfect family day out. Love the little coffee shop and gift shop amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Natasha C
A visit to the past

This is an open air museum of homes brought and re-installed in the Folk Park. It was created by... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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...more
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2 Mellon Road | Castletown, Omagh BT78 5QU, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has everything for a perfect family day out. Love the little coffee shop and gift shop amazing!! Staff friendly and knowledgable

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Natasha C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an open air museum of homes brought and re-installed in the Folk Park. It was created by the Mellon Family (of Mellon Bank) who's original homestead is in the Park. Other typical homes were brought from nearby in Ireland as well as some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

glimpse of Irish history with some American links. Amazing layout of buildings and display, nice gift shop and cafe, great parking, easy to get to

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Sunny weather really helped our walk around this fascinating place. We learned such a lot about the history of migration to America from Ulster in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The museum was incredibly moving. Outside, houses had been reconstructed and we wandered into them,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

An amazing place to visit .Very well laid out with lots to see . Great coffee shop where you can also purchase souvenirs from. A must visit

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Beverley M
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Spent a day here with our family. The exhibition is interesting before you enter the park to visit the old and then the new world. The staff were helpful and knowledgeable about the Mellon family. They made sure the children were involved and took part...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

I decided to go with to the museum with my partner as we were passing and we were pleasantly surprised. Great museum for both adults and children and the staff were lovely! Would highly recommend it

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Visited the Folk Park today was disappointed with the event A number of the houses were not open to the public,very little Halloween atmosphere and end of visit the café didn't have a proper cup of coffee to offer Didn't think it was value for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Richard H, Manager at Ulster American Folk Park, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Dear Camper540651 Thank you very much for your feedback which we wish to assure you will be brought to the attention of colleagues responsible for Visitor Services at the Museum. The Cafe is currently undergoing refurbishment and we intend having a new service provider in...More

Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

We were quite excited to visit the day before Hallowe’en thinking there would be various activities on. Unfortunately the only thing we saw was some popcorn being made. At least 5 of the buildings were closed for refurbishment. It’s good that things are being maintained...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

A very organized spacious well laid out folk park. Walk around is designed to give indoor history and then outdoor buildings in chronological order from Ireland the the USA. Lots of staff around park with lots of history and stories. Genealogy site beside the park...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Christina G
September 27, 2018|
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Hi Christina. During January and February we are open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and from 11am to 4pm on Saturday & Sunday. Hope you can make a visit. Regards
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Yes you can take your Dog have a nice time 🐶
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They are open year-round, however they’re closed on Mondays from September-February. Have fun!
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Your first day will be travelling and getting over jet lag. That will only give you one day to see the beautiful Kerry area. There is easily a week's worth (or more) of things to see, day trips, etc. in Kerry. BTW, where are you staying in Kerry? If I had the logistics of getting that many people from place to place, I would stay put for 4 days in Kerry. Days are short in Feb.
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