Swinford, from the Irish meaning “ford-mouth of the pig”, is a town in County Mayo.
Swinford is a planned town, created on the estate of the local landlords, the Brabazon family.
The family were originally from Leicestershire and joined the losing side in the Jacobean wars of the late 17th century.
Situated on a tributary of the River Moy, Swinford is known for its fishing waters, including the Callow lakes and the lakes of Conn and Cullin.
Swinford is used for the filming of TV show Hardy Bucks, as the fictional town of Castletown.
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