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Sligo Folk Park

Riverstown | Sligo, Riverstown, Ireland
+353 71 916 5001
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Poor, too expensive, not worth - waste of your time!

Visited Folk Park yesterday, on our way back from Sligo. We were looking forward to it, as a... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2016
ola_dublin
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Bray, Ireland
Great place for children

The Folk Park was not open for the season, it looks very interesting and well worth a visit during... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2016
Robbie D
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Dublin, Ireland
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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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28 Jun 2017
“A wee surprise”
3 weeks ago
“Could be so much better”
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:30
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Riverstown | Sligo, Riverstown, Ireland
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+353 71 916 5001
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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...More

3  Thank ola_dublin
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

2  Thank Robbie D
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
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...More

Thank ThePringles
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...More

1  Thank Smileandbehappy
Reviewed 24 August 2015

This charming not so small folk park is a little different as it has a real personal/community touch to it. The exhibition is put together thoughtfully and tells an interesting story of the wider area and rural life in Ireland in days gone by. Well...More

Thank Marcus H
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Visited here on Friday. Man at reception was very helpful and friendly. He couldn't have been nicer. The park itself was great to spend an hour or so wandering around exploring although I do think it could have been more looked after. The old street...More

Thank Daithi6
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

I visited this Irish museum and spent a couple of hours looking through the exhibits. The general manager was very welcoming to me and my two friends in my group. He was quite knowledgeable about the history and invited us to look around at our...More

Thank Colleen O
Reviewed 31 July 2015

There were no interactive features here and there was no map to show you where to go. It only took 15 minutes to walk around it. The entrance looks quite grand but as soon as we parked and looked around, we knew it wasn't going...More

Thank Louise S
Reviewed 27 July 2015

A planned trip, having driven past the sign for a few years, we decided to call in. Family ticket price very good and also friendly staff to show us around the main areas. We were on our own when we arrived and had the place...More

2  Thank J L
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