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.


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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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