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“Neglected”
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 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. There was a train coach that was was rusting closed as and used as a storage space. 2 Adults, 2 children and 1 infant €12 in total

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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 !! what is that about. There was nobody around when we arrived on Sunday about 1.15pm. The cafe was open but they didnt seem to be connected to the folkpark. The geese were following us along their pen fence screeching unmercifully. Hope they had been fed . A lot of the buildings were locked up. The brochure we found in our holiday cottage looked lovely but bore little or no resemblance to what we found.

1  Thank cookie1000
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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 best of these, The shed with the farm equipment was full on machinery but nothing to explain what they were for. A few animals including a pot bellied pig some geese and peacocks and a small kits play area with large games.
We spend about 2 hours but that included a picnic

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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 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!

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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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