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Address: Riverstown | Sligo, Riverstown, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 71 916 5001
09:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30

Located in the small rural village of Riverstown in County Sligo. Sligo...

Located in the small rural village of Riverstown in County Sligo. Sligo Folk Park offers an enjoyable trip down memory lane to see a little piece of our past.

2014 Sees much change at Sligo Folk Park, Over the winter months much work has been undertaken to improve the visitor experience, through improved indoor displays additional external displays and the development of more of the old out buildings on site.

Sligo Folk Park houses a large array of items of historic and sentimental value, ranging from Horse Drawn Farm Machinery to Stationary Engines, From Box Brownie Cameras to Vintage Sewing Machines, Old Shop Fronts, filled with goods from yesteryear and of course Millview house preserved in the way it was when lived in.

2014 Also sees the Launch of The Beehive Cafe Restaurant at Sligo Folk Park, Owned and run by local couple John and Brid Graham, they strive to provide the very best in wholesome home cooking with daily delights such as apple and parsnip soup for starter, local venison stew for main and home made apple pie for sweet followed by one of the finest gourmet coffees in County Sligo.

Change is afoot at Sligo Folk Park and we look forward to seeing you here soon.

Group bookings are always welcome

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Called there while on holiday in Sligo. We arrived at 1.45pm for the 2pm guided tour only to be told it wasn't on. We were given a map and made our own way around the park. Its... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2016
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best thing about this museum was the lovely tasty big homemade scone with jam and a cuppa in the café after our visit. Nice and cosy too on a coldish day. The street of shop fronts was really needing a clean up- items fallen and dirty her there and everywhere which gave one the impression that the "management "had... More 

Thank ScotlandRoma
South West England, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Excellent folk park and steeped in history, would willingly have paid a higher entrance fee to go toward restoration & conservation. These buildings are a real Gem and need protecting, Great customer service lovely cafe & will return again.

Thank ekeeting
Longford, Ireland
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The staff were friendly but the attraction was neglected old lawn mowers and machinery were just left outside to rust. Some of the buildings were also closed, We were hoping to spend a few hours here with the kids but we had seen everything in 1 hour a big disappointment for what should be a corner stone in Sligo tourism.... More 

Thank setanta_1
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

I don't want to appear unkind but there is very little I can say about this "folkpark". I assume they were going for an Omagh folkpark idea (I live 8 miles from there and have visited it many times) but this is a collecting of potentially interesting items thrown together in groups. The bull head with the red cloak !!... More 

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Reviewed 4 August 2016

Called there while on holiday in Sligo. We arrived at 1.45pm for the 2pm guided tour only to be told it wasn't on. We were given a map and made our own way around the park. Its small compared to the two folk parks in Northern Ireland but half the price. There is 12 exhibitions with the Irwin House the... More 

Thank ged1
Bray, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Visited Folk Park yesterday, on our way back from Sligo. We were looking forward to it, as a description in the internet was very promising. When we arrived, there was no-one around. Finally some man arrived, charged us 12 E (family ticket) and give a receipt written in a post-on-it note. We were walking around, the old shops window were... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

The Folk Park was not open for the season, it looks very interesting and well worth a visit during the summer, I will be back soon with clients

Thank Robbie D
Moycullen, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely time here the whole place was great.my 4year old loved the peacocks.the cafe was great if a little expensive.best part of our visit to Sligo.cafe owners so helpful and friendly.

1 Thank kynemcd
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 September 2015

We found the staff extremely helpful and knowledgeable from arriving to leaving. Nothing was too much trouble. First World War exhibit was 1st class as was the building housing the exhibit about the ships leaving Sligo during the famine years. The restaurant served a range of delicious freshly cooked goods with excellent service. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable and educational visit.... More 

Thank ThePringles
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103 reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

Decided to call here on a Sunday as we had picked up a brochure about it from our hotel and it looked interesting. Supposed to be open from 12 midday on Sundays but still not open at 12.15pm even though we managed to get into carpark. When it did open we were left to wander around at our leisure, no... More 

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