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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.

Gardens

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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Golf

Westport Golf Club - Westport County Mayo Ireland
Westport Golf Club
Westport, Co. Mayo
Course Type: Parkland
Westport Golf Club, which played host to the 2002 Smurfit Irish P.G.A. Championship, is a magnificent 18 hole parkland course with breath taking views of Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay. A comfortable opening six holes allow the foundation of ...
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Self Catering

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Mount Falcon Country House Hotel & Spa
Ballina, Co. Mayo
Mount Falcon Country House Hotel offers a choice of luxury self catering suites nestled in three separate locations on the grounds of the estate, all of which are located within 120 meters of the facilities in the hotel. Both the three and fo ...
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What's On

Foxford Woollen Mills Market - Co Mayo - Saturdays
Foxford Woollen Mills Market - Every Saturday - 10am to 2pm

Woollen Mills, Foxford, Co Mayo

Contact: Joe Queenan 094 925 6756
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Tourist Attractions

Westport House, Gardens & Pirate Adventure Park - Westport County Mayo Ireland
Westport House, Gardens & Pirate Adventure Park
Westport, Co. Mayo
18th Century Westport House is privately owned and operated by Jeremy Browne (the 11th Marquess of Sligo) and his family, who are direct descendants of Grace O’ Malley, the famous 16th Century Pirate Queen of Connaught, it provides a full d ...
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Wedding Venues

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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