Theme Week County Mayo – Foxford

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OLYMPUS Church of Ireland church © geograph.org.uk - Liz McCabe/cc-by-sa-2.0

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Foxford (Irish: Béal Easa, meaning ‘mouth of the waterfall’) is a village 16 km south of Ballina in County Mayo, Ireland. It stands on the N26 national primary route from Swinford to Ballina and has a railway station served by trains between Manulla Junction and Ballina.

Foxford lies on the River Moy, a salmon-fishing river, close to Loughs Conn and Cullin and between the Nephin and Ox Mountains. The Foxford Way is an 86-km waymarked tourist trail that circles Foxford, taking in the Ox Mountains, bogland, archeological sites, lakeshores and river banks.

Foxford Goat Fair © geograph.org.uk - Pamela Norrington/cc-by-sa-2.0 Foxford Woollen Mill Visitor Centre © geograph.org.uk - Oliver Dixon/cc-by-sa-2.0 © geograph.org.uk - Pamela Norrington/cc-by-sa-2.0 Church of Ireland church © geograph.org.uk - Liz McCabe/cc-by-sa-2.0 Providence Road © geograph.org.uk - Oliver Dixon/cc-by-sa-2.0 Statue of Admiral Brown, founder of the Argentine navy © geograph.org.uk - Oliver Dixon/cc-by-sa-2.0
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Statue of Admiral Brown, founder of the Argentine navy © geograph.org.uk - Oliver Dixon/cc-by-sa-2.0
Foxford railway station is on the Manulla Junction to Ballina line which connects to the WestportDublin Heuston service. The station opened on 1 May 1868. After being closed (against local opposition) in 1963 it was reopened in 1988. The N26 road passes through the town, crossing a narrow bridge over the River Moy.

Agnes Bernard founded a convent and started a water-powered woollen mill here in 1892. The Foxford Woollen Mills are known for producing characteristic wool blankets.

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