Sligo Folk Park is situated at the heart of Riverstown village and has been designed to give you a glimpse of what life used to be like in the past. Below are some of the attractions located within the Folk Park.
Come and see the fully restored Millview House, which originates from the late 19th century. Here you can see, feel and even smell how life was at the turn of the last century. Millview House is surrounded by open workshops in which historical artefacts are restored to their former glory.
For many years Sligo Folk Park has collected old books relating to the history of Riverstown, County Sligo and the region, and has to date one of the most comprehensive archival collection in the North West area.
Museum & Exhibition Hall
Built in the style of a Traditional Residence with the typical courtyard, our visitors can see one of Ireland’s finest collection of rural history and agricultural artefacts. What makes this place truly exciting is its ever-changing exhibitions and Special Events throughout the year. We are constantly adding new and different displays and artefacts to our collection, making this the place to come back to. One major highlight during the year in the Annual Vintage Day, which is usually held in June.
Traditional Craft Shop
Call in to our Traditional Craft Shop and take the opportunity to see some of Sligo’s finest crafts works, including a wide range of pottery, knitwear, paintings, wood-turning, patchwork, jewellery and stained glass. Many items on display have been sourced from the region, making them the ideal souvenir.
The Village Street
Inside the exhibition hall is a carefully recreated village streetscape consisting of a variety of shops and services typical in every Irish village – the Creamery store, the Pub, the Grocers… with each one containing authentic objects.
The Beehive Cafe Restaurant
2014 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.