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“Poor, too expensive, not worth - waste of your time!”
Review of Sligo Folk Park

Sligo Folk Park
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Owner description: 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
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 so messy, smelly, etc. They could have been arranged in such a nice manner, as some of the stuff were interesting and value. Everything was put together, thrown up into the shop window, without any particular order. Each room and exposition looked like a collection of random stuff - not explained, nothing. We left after 15 minutes. This is huge pitty, as this places has big potential and could be a great spot for family day out. Waste of money, waste of time, huge disappointment. Do not recommend this to anyone!

3  Thank ola_dublin
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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
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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
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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. Would recommend a visit.

Thank ThePringles
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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 guided tour and some buildings were not open especially 'Irwin House' (they couldn't find the keys). This park has so much potential however it seems to have been neglected, a considerable number of the outdoor exhibits need care, attention and restoration before they rot away or rust away completely. The old farming machinery was particularly interesting however if you did not know what they were for there was no signage or name plates to tell you. As a 60 year old they did bring back a lot of happy memories to me and sadly I knew practically all the farm equipment like the horse ploughs, hay racking equip, potato digger, pulping machine, creamery cans, reapers etc etc but younger family members would not have a clue. The indoor street scene was good with lots of old shop window exhibits. There was also a childrens play area which looked nice but again on closer examination needed a bit of upkeep and repair work.
We decided to visit the cafe on site for a cuppa however it was closed, apparently does not open on Sundays however the owner of the cafe (which is leased out) and his family were there preparing food for a family party, they kindly invited us in and gave us coffee and scones which were very much appreciated. Generally this park has great potential but needs a lot of money spent on refurbishment and more focus needs to be directed to visitors

1  Thank Smileandbehappy
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