Was in Ireland with my wife for a week visiting relatives and celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary, my cousin recommended this folk park to us and we went the Wednesday after bank holiday Monday, we arrived about 11am and had a fantastic time there the staff were so friendly and helpful from beginning to end, I booked the tickets online easily and it only cost under £20 for us both, we first visited the new 'Bad Brigid' exhibit near the entrance, which we both found fascinating and slightly shocking too! We then went around the interior museum and learned plenty about the irish emigration, boat, train and carriage travels and difficulties and hardship of the time.
We then ventured outside to see the old thatch roof buildings, the ship mockup and the streets lined with shops full of period artifacts and detailed explanations, in some buildings there were tour guides in period costumes who explained everything to us and answered any questions we had, the park was fairly quiet at our time of visiting so was easy to see and read everything.
The gift shop also was good and we were able to pick up some books and souvenirs.
Compared to the titanic exhibition we visited 2 days later the American folk park was way better, value for money and more interesting, do yourself a favour, swerve the titanic and come here instead, you won't be disappointed!!