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Favorite thing: The Folk Park has over 30 buildings in a ‘living’ village and rural setting. We did not get to visit all of them, and unfortunately without the brochure that we got (it is still packed), I don't know which one is which, but they had some common elements.
All of them had some kind of fireplace, a bed or beds, and hutch or a similar piece of furniture to hold crockery and other such items.
Fondest memory: Among the buildings are the Shannon Farmhouse which was the first farmhouse to be reconstructed on the site. It wse was removed from where it originally stood on the site of a runway at Shannon Airport.
Other farmouses include the Loop Head Farmhouse of small fisher –farming folk, the Cashen Fisherman’s House with a floor of rammed clay, the Mountain Farmhouse with a loft for extra sleeping space, the Byre Dwelling from County Mayo with a pigsty nearby. and Bothan Scóir, a one roomed dwelling of a poor landless labourer.
Walking into these small homes was very interesting.
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