Traditional Irish Cottages at Ulster American Folk Park

This weekend we visited the Ulster American Folk Park near Omagh in County Tyrone. I hadn't visited since I was a child and had vague memories of it. It is a really enjoyable day out for all ages. The weather stayed dry for us and it wasn't too busy-just the way I like it! You can explore the various homesteads easier when it isn't crowded. It follows the journey of Irish emigrants from their homes in Ireland, across the Atlantic to their new lives in America. It is fascinating to learn about all those brave people who left our shores to begin a new life in America. In total there are over 40 buildings to explore including traditional Irish thatched cottages to large American log cabins. Along the way you can explore the buildings, meet the costumed characters who tell interesting stories and demonstrate crafts. We particularly enjoyed the lady spinning yarn in the Weaver's Cottage. Below are some images of the Irish thatch cottages. They range from a weaver's cottage, to a small farm cottage, vestry and large homestead. I will post more photographs of the traditional american homesteads in another post. If you haven't visited the Park, you must visit over the Summer months... We had a really enjoyable day... 



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