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Béal Easa
Foxford is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°58′52″N 9°06′50″W / 53.981°N 9.114°W / 53.981; -9.114Coordinates: 53°58′52″N 9°06′50″W / 53.981°N 9.114°W / 53.981; -9.114
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Mayo
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2011)[1][2]
 • Total 1,326
Irish Grid Reference G265040

Foxford (Irish: Béal Easa, meaning "mouth of the waterfall") is a village 16 km south of Ballina in County Mayo, Ireland. It stands on the N26 national primary route from Swinford to Ballina and has a railway station served by trains between Manulla Junction and Ballina.

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.

Agnes Bernard founded a convent and started a water powered woollen mill here in 1892.[3] Foxford Woollen Mills produce Foxford blankets here.


Foxford railway station is on the Manulla Junction to Ballina line which connects to the Westport-Dublin Heuston service. The station opened on 1 May 1868.[4] In 1963, despite local opposition, it was closed before reopening in 1988.

The N26 road passes through the town, crossing a narrow bridge over the River Moy.

Notable people[edit]

Foxford woollen mill

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  1. ^ "Census 2006 – Volume 1 – Population Classified by Area" (PDF). Central Statistics Office Census 2006 Reports. Central Statistics Office Ireland. April 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-12. 
  2. ^ "Population". Mayo-Ireland - Foxford. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  3. ^ a b Agnes Morrogh Bernard, Towns Villages, Retrieved 6 June 2017
  4. ^ "Foxford station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-06.