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Sligo Folk Park

Riverstown | Sligo, Riverstown, Ireland
+353 71 916 5001
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Informative, excellent scones and brownies

At first the place seemed empty. But from Beehives restaurant we found very friendly man, who had... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2015
Jarmo_Maattala
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Joensuu, Finland
It's trying hard to be good

Visited in August 2014 was staying in accommodation in Riverstown that didn't do breakfast. Went to... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2014
PMcDonald
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Dublin 11
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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
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible17%
28 Jun 2017
“A wee surprise”
25 Sep 2017
“Lovely amenity”
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Riverstown | Sligo, Riverstown, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 March 2015

At first the place seemed empty. But from Beehives restaurant we found very friendly man, who had done the most tasteful scones I had eaten. We tasted the brownies as well and they were excellent as the previous customer recommended. We noticed that locals were...More

2  Thank Jarmo_Maattala
Reviewed 14 September 2014 via mobile

Visited in August 2014 was staying in accommodation in Riverstown that didn't do breakfast. Went to Sligo folk park for breakfast. Good breakfast for €10. The folk park is somewhere to go if you've time and you're curious. It's not necessarily a place for tours:...More

1  Thank PMcDonald
Reviewed 9 September 2014

Very interesting and well laid out park, something for everyone to see from old farm machinery to bread making(and able to sample same) to old type toys for children. It was car vintage weekend when visited, and to talk to the owners who are so...More

2  Thank Marie634
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Some excellent examples of farming equipment. A nice recreation of a typical Irish village. And a good set of cottages showing Irish rural life. The whole park needs better signage and explanations in order to make it a more easier place to navigate. It has...More

3  Thank angelaisha
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We visited the Folk Park on Monday morning after seeing a leaflet in our hotel in Sligo. We have 4 children, the older 2 have a great interest in history. Like previous reviewer no one was at the gate & lady in the restaurant told...More

Thank Marianne Claire F
Sligo_Folk_Park, Manager at Sligo Folk Park, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

Dear Marianne I would like to thank you for your comments in relation to your experience at the Sligo Folk Park .I must say that they were constructive and I will be bringing the issues raised to our voluntary Committee. We have in our Development...More

Reviewed 12 July 2014

Very poor service...no one there to take the money when we arrived. A sign up said to pay at the restaurant so we went in there only to be told they wouldn't take the money and had had nothing to do with the attraction. After...More

2  Thank Brenda D
Sligo_Folk_Park, Manager at Sligo Folk Park, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Good Morning Brenda.I would appreciate if you could provide me additional details of your experience.What date did you visit The Sligo Folk Park and what time?Were you given a Map and Brochure at the Folk Park?We value feedback from our visitors and I appreciate that...More

Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

I came here once with my childminder, Mum and my bro when I was a kid for santatown. it was such a childhoods dream of Christmas with all the decor and the work people dressing up ! The cottages there are so cute, it reminds...More

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Sligo_Folk_Park, Manager at Sligo Folk Park, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2014

Hi Catriona Firstly apologies for not responding to your post sooner, (We just signed up for trip advisor today. Yes Santatown brings a magical air to the Folk Park and smiles to the faces of many both young and old. We are striving to use...More

Reviewed 4 August 2013

We saw this advertised and as we are interested in history we decided to go. The whole place smacks of somewhere that has had money thrown at it but not in the best way. There only seemed to be one member of staff present -...More

1  Thank Tracey H
Sligo_Folk_Park, Manager at Sligo Folk Park, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2014

Dear Tracey Firstly apologies for not responding to your post sooner, (We just signed up for trip advisor today). We are aware that we fell well short on visitor expectation last year and have been working hard over the winter months to improve the experience...More

Reviewed 24 July 2013

We have visited Sligo twice last year and twice this year, our 2nd visit only been last week. each time we said we would visit the folk park and last week we did. What a waste, shop closed, restaurant closed, nothing exciting happening.nothing to see....More

2  Thank Thomas K
Sligo_Folk_Park, Manager at Sligo Folk Park, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2014

Dear Thomas Firstly apologies for not responding to your post sooner, (We just signed up for trip advisor today. I apologise sincerely for the experience you has when visiting the folk park last summer. We are aware that we fell well short on visitor expectation...More

Reviewed 17 May 2013

Went there sat 23rd April told it would be open.sadly gates chained yet local hairdresser said it was open and website said open but closed. we rang contact numbers yet no answer.More

Thank Truthprevailshere
Sligo_Folk_Park, Manager at Sligo Folk Park, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2014

Dear Thomas Firstly apologies for not responding to your post sooner, (We just signed up for trip advisor today. I apologise sincerely for the experience you has when visiting the folk park last summer. We are aware that we fell well short on visitor expectation...More

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