Monday, 17 October 2016
Ulster American Folk Park Pt 1
On my bucket list is a visit to New England in the Fall. In the meantime, I visited the Ulster American Folk Park last week in Omagh, County Tyrone, a living history museum recreating life in Ulster at the time of the Potato Famine and the subsequent emigration to the New World.
The journey begins in a very small stone dwelling which the lowest ranks of farm workers lived in back in the 1830's and 40's.
Another more prosperous homestead, the original Mellon family farm and outbuildings can be toured also.
Note the half door to keep out the chickens.
A lovely horse chestnut had turned behind the house adding a lovely fall flavour!
Behind the house there is a viewpoint over the farmland towards the Sperrins and in the trees flows the River Strule.
This was the staircase to the look out but coming back, I was as enchanted with this view of the cottage and the hens on the bank.
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Thanks for your visit!