Foxford, from the Irish meaning “mouth of the waterfall”, is a village 16 km south of Ballina in County Mayo.
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.
In 1892, Agnes Bernard founded a convent and started a water-powered woollen mill, which came to be The Foxford Woollen Mills.
Admiral William Brown, creator and first admiral of the Argentine Navy, was born in Foxford in 1777.
Since the mid 1980’s, a replica of his sword has been worn by Admirals of the Argentine Navy.
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