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“Great place 😄 very good day out ”

Ulster American Folk Park
Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Omagh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

I had never been here before, had heard a lot about it so was excited to go there
We were not disappointed it was great, lots to see and read and even experienced an American wedding on the day, plus the weather was lovely which helped, defo recommend for day out

Thank Belfastonhols
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

I visited this attraction 8 years ago and was very impressed. On a recent holiday I talked the place up and convinced my better half that it was worth a visit. We weren't overly impressed. Although it's interesting and informative I believe he site is not being maintained as best it could. Some of the attractions / buildings are looking a little tired and somewhat run down. The attention to detail was also disappointing. This is supposed to be a living museum highlighting Irish and American life approx 150 years ago. In many of the old buildings we spotted (in plain view) electric heaters, vacuum cleaners and other modern appliances. Painting maintenance was also being carried out on some of the old buildings while we were visiting and it was disappointing to see painters in modern overalls climbing modern scaffolding and using modern tools.

Here are some tips for the site management. Ensure all staff wear appropriate costumes to add to the experience. Carry out maintenance after the park closes. Keep all modern appliances out of sight. Maintain your attraction properly.

All in all this attraction is worth the visit if passing by but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit it. If you do visit it I'd advise you arrive no later than 2pm to allow sufficient time to explore the entire attraction.

2  Thank IrishDownUnder
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

I have driven past this place numerous times, so we decided to visit this time, and it was well worth it. The concept is to show how Ulster people lived before emigrating to the US and becoming successful there, transporting and rebuilding the original dwellings from both sides of the Atlantic. It's set in the countryside, so it's a pleasant walk through the woods.

The whole experience is really interesting, with a broad time range, illustrating what people came from and what they moved to.

Thank Brendan M
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Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

I've been going here since I was a baby and loved it ever since. I'm always looking forward to it each year. I feel like I'm in little house on the prairie. GO ON INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Thank Yasmin B
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Folk Park as it is known locally is a great place to spend the day or even part of the day. It is worth while checking to see what is on as they provide some brilliant re-enactments which are well worth the see. The park is split into 2 parts the Irish part and the American part and to get from one part to the other you cross via a ship similar to one which would have been used at that time. There are lots of houses, a school, places of worship and shops to view. Most places have a person there to help explain what you see. There are also great events held at the Park such as the "Blue Grass Festival" and the Rare Breeds exhibition. It is worth while checking out their website for dates and times of shows and events and if there should be the need to purchase tickets in advance as some of the attractions can be booked out very quickly. There is a visitor's shop and restaurant and a library should you wish to do some research into your ancestors. If you wish to bring your own food there are picnic tables and places to set up your own barbecue. All ages will love going around the park and seeing the resident ducks, hens, donkey, horse and maybe even neighbourhood cows. If you are lucky you might even get to taste some old fashioned home cooking.

Thank Shirlee K
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