Foxford

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Foxford

Béal Easa
Village
Foxford
Foxford
Foxford is located in Ireland
Foxford
Foxford
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
CountryIreland
ProvinceConnacht
County Mayo
Elevation
12 m (39 ft)
Population
(2016)[1]
 • Total1,315
Irish Grid ReferenceG265040

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.[2] The Foxford Woollen Mills are known for producing characteristic wool blankets.

Transport[edit]

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.[3] After being closed (against local opposition) in 1963 it was reopened in 1988.

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

Notable people[edit]

Foxford woollen mill

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2016 Sapmap Area: Settlements Foxford". Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b Agnes Morrogh Bernard, Towns Villages, Retrieved 6 June 2017
  3. ^ "Foxford station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-06.