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Foxford - Mayo - Providence Mills

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Foxford (Irish: Béal Easa, meaning 'Mouth of the rapids/waterfall') is a small town some 16 km south of Ballina in County Mayo. The town stands on the N26 national primary route from Swinford to Ballina and has a railway station served by trains between Dublin and Ballina.

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  • County: Mayo
  • Town: Foxford
  • Scene: Providence Mills and School
  • Date: 1920 (estimate)

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  • Read about Foxford below

Foxford

Foxford (Irish: Béal Easa, meaning 'Mouth of the rapids/waterfall') is a small town some 16 km south of Ballina in County Mayo. The town stands on the N26 national primary route from Swinford to Ballina and has a railway station served by trains between Dublin and Ballina.

Situated between the Nephin and Ox Mountains, Foxford stands on the River Moy, one of Europe's most famous salmon-fishing rivers, and close to Loughs Conn and Cullin, famous for their brown trout. The Foxford Way is an 86-km waymarked tourist trail which circles Foxford, taking in the Ox Mountains, roads, boglands, archeological sites, lakeshores, and river banks.

Foxford grew up around the eponymous Woollen Mills which have been producing the famous Foxford blankets since 1892.

Notable people

The town is the birthplace of Admiral William Guillermo Brown, founder of the Argentine Navy. Busts of Admiral Brown, have been erected in both Buenos Aires and Foxford.

The poet and theatre director F. R. Higgins was born in Foxford.

In the vicinity, the Straide Museum honours and commemorates the life and works of Michael Davitt, labour agitator, social campaigner and founder of the Irish Land League.

Padraic Ruane current Mayo senior footballer hails from Foxford, he currently resides in Edinburgh, Scotland but commutes to Mayo every weekend for training.