Saturday 5th May 2012 – Club outing to Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh


This was the first of our organised Summer Club outings which take place on the first Saturday of the summer months and saw us visiting the Ulster American Folk Park just outside Omagh, Co Tyrone.

Unlike the previous outing several years ago when it was quite wet, we were blessed with a pleasant spring day, that is, after the rather sharp nip in the air when we first arrived.   There was a magnificent turnout with 26 attending,

The normal proceedings of part-taking in scones, jam, tea and coffee was adhered to as soon as the group had assembled but i know of two younger ones who scoffed their packed lunch at this point and had to be subsequently fed at the cafe when the real lunchtime arrived! Continue reading

BNDCC Summer Outings 2012



Saturday 5th May         Ulster American Folk Museum, Omagh

http://www.nmni.com/uafp/About-Us

Immerse yourself in the world famous story of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life. Follow the emigrant trail as you journey from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship leading to the log cabins of the American Frontier.  Meet an array of costumed characters on your way with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share.

Address:

2 Mellon Road, Castletown, Omagh,
Co Tyrone BT78 5QU, Northern Ireland

Tel: +44 (0)28 8224 3292
The Ulster American Folk Park is located 5 miles north of Omagh on the main A5 road between Omagh and Strabane.

 

Saturday 2nd June       Whitehead Steam Railway Depot.

http://www.steamtrainsireland.com/whitehead/

Island Magee in the afternoon

Saturday 7th July         The Irish Game Fair, Shane’s Castle, Antrim

http://www.irishgamefair.com/

Lough Beg afterwards depending on time / interest etc

http://www.doeni.gov.uk/niea/nature_reserves/nature_reserves_loughbeg.shtml

Saturday 4th August   Benburb Mills – A Sean Barton tour!

Alan Hartley will publish more details about each outing closer to the time.

We plan to leave at 9am sharp from the Club. We generally meet up and organise drivers etc before leaving to share cars as much as possible.

Cost is £4.00 per person. This covers the cost of entry to venues and scones / tea for the morning. Sometimes there is no charge for getting in but this tends to be balanced out by other places where it costs more than £4.00.

Please bring your own lunch (although the girls usually have enough to feed everyone!)

Petrol money is sorted out by individual drivers on the day.