As a child visiting on a school trip you get excited about the farm animals and the activities you do while you’re there. But you never really go back again until you have kids yourself. I made the decision to go on my own to learn a bit more about rural life in Ulster and didn’t expect to step back in time to a truly rural Ulster with country lanes, working farms, teams of people willing to educate you more about traditional farming and the history of farming in our corner of the world.
I intended to call in for a half hour to take a few photos and leave, but I ended up spending over two hours there, getting lost in history in a relaxing and enchanting environment which everyone should experience and enjoy. My afternoon in early Autumn has left me yearning to go back for more!
Over on the other side of the road is the Transport Museum with its child friendly big trains, planes, buses and cars, but it was the folk museum which totally captured my imagination. I know for sure that I’ll be making the effort to go and experience some of the great events they regularly hold.
The museum holds a number of events throughout the year and for further information visit www.nmni.com/uftm
Our winner was: Billy Baine