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County Antrim tour to explore ancestory

We are 4 seniors and our ancestors came from County Antrim. We all want to travel the back roads, locate old grave yards and churches, and see the country. We will be flying in from the US and will rent a car. We want to stay in B & Bs, maybe a central location, and see some of Northern Ireland's sights. We are planning maybe 10 days. It will be a local culture thing, as one couple has visited Ireland and the other has visited Scotland. But we don't want to miss the good stuff. Any suggestions about itinerary, B&Bs, eats, sights, etc. would be appreciated.

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If your ancestry traces to Ulster you might be interested in the Ulster-American Folk Park near Omagh: https://www.nmni.com/our-museums/ulster-american-folk-park/Home.aspx
The open air museum does a great job of explaining the history of the out-migrations that began around 1715. There's a good research facility there too, staffed by knowledgeable and helpful docents who might be able to assist you with tracing your own roots by accessing their archives which include old ship manifests, etc.
We enjoyed it very much. The site is spread out over about 30 acres so there is a bit of walking involved, and you'll want to check the weather and pick a nice day to be outside too.

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I suggest that you repost this under the "Destination Q and A" section to get more responses.