Irish Classic Tour
Saturday 25 September 1999

Omagh links

Day 7 - Sat: Omagh. Derry & Ulster American Folk Park
McEldowneys take taxi to Omagh library and do research on 1860s survey, maps, and 1800s description.
Taxi to two grave sites in south Omagh town and out to southeast Drumragh cemetary; explore hill top ruins; visit Methodist minister's house and church. Rejoin GROUP at Folk Park.
For the GROUP This morning in Derry take a walking tour around the city which still retains much of its medieval encircling walls.
Travel through Strabane and Omagh to visit the Ulster American Folk Park. The Park is located on the farm of Thomas Mellon, whose cottage home has been preserved. Exhibits trace the strong connections between Ulster and colonial America and at least twelve U.S. presidents have had Ulster ancestry.
Return to Derry in good time for dinner at Trinity Hotel. (B, D)
Enjoy Guinesses, music, and craic at Peadar O'Donnell's pub. Youngesters' crowds busy and nois y outside Trinity at The Strand Bar until 3 am or so.

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