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Foxford, Co. Mayo

 oxford (Irish: Béal Easa, meaning "Mouth of the rapids/waterfall") is a small town some 16 km south of Ballina in County Mayo. 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 - Foxford Woollen Mill Visitor's Centre now provides visitors the opportunity to see how the industry arose in this area.

William Brown (1755-1857), the founder of the Argentine Navy, was born in Foxford, where he is remembered by a bronze bust by the Argentinian sculptor Vergottini. The poet Frederick R. Higgins (1890-1941) was born in Foxford. There is now a cultural festival in his honour each May, coinciding with the popular annual goat fair.

Carraig Abhainn Farm, near Foxford, is an open farm with a selection of traditional farm animals and other attractions.


Enniscoe House & Gardens - Crossmolina County Mayo Ireland
Enniscoe House & Gardens
Crossmolina, Co. Mayo
This hospitable Georgian house on the shores of Lough Conn was built by ancestors of the present owner, Susan Kellett, who settled here in the 1660s - and it is a very special place for anglers and other visitors with a natural empathy for the un ...
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Castlebar Golf Club - Castlebar County Mayo Ireland
Castlebar Golf Club
Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Course Type: Parkland
Castlebar Golf Club boasts one of the finest golf courses in Ireland. Recently redesigned and remodelled, Castlebar Golf Club offers a stern challenge to golfers of all abilities. With stunning background scenery, Castlebar Golf Club will pro ...
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Enniscoe House - Courtyard Houses
Crossmolina, Co. Mayo
In parkland and mature woods on the shores of Lough Conn, Enniscoe House was built by ancestors of the present owner, Susan Kellett, who settled here in the 1660s, and is a very special place for anglers and other visitors with a natural empathy ...
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Westport Country Market - Co Mayo - Thursdays
Westport Country Market - Every Thursday - 8.30am to 1pm

Pete Callaghan Centre, off James St Car Park, Westport, Co Mayo

Contact: June Burke 098 - 25645 junebourke@ei ...
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Tourist Attractions

National Museum of Ireland Country Life - Turlough Park Castlebar County Mayo Ireland
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
Castlebar, Co. Mayo
First opened in 2001 The National Museum of Ireland – Country Life is home to the national collection of objects representing the traditional way of life in Ireland since 1850. The objects in the Irish Folklife Collections are the thing ...
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The Ice House - Wedding venue in Ballina County Mayo Ireland
The Ice House
Ballina, Co. Mayo
The Ice House comprises of 32 ultra luxury bedrooms & suites, Chill Spa with it’s Waterside Garden, Pier Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, a Cine Boardroom and the Parlour Lounge and it is all available on an exclusive minimum one day use ...
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