Foxford in Co. Mayo

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Foxford - The Home of Quality

Situated on the River Moy, the picturesque town of Foxford has established an excellent reputation as a tourist centre. Nestling between the Ox and Nephin mountains Foxford is the ideal location for a relaxing, stress free break away from the routines of working life. The warmth of the Foxford blanket is equally matched by the warmth of its people who are always ready to welcome a visitor to their midst. You can choose from its many traditional pubs, restaurants as well as B&B's and Guesthouses. Foxford has much to entertain its visitors with outdoor activities, visitor centre, fishing and walking.

Secondary School

St Joseph's Secondary School, opened by the Sisters of Charity in October 1961, caters for approximately 380 students and has a teaching staff of 32.


The Foxford Way is an 86km way marked trail which circles the town of Foxford taking in the Ox Mountains, boreens, boglands, archeological sites, lakeshores and river banks. The Foxford Walking Club regularly take to the trails and tracks of the Bealach on a Sunday afternoon.


Foxford is a popular fishing destination with the River Moy providing excellent stretches of salmon fishing. Nearby Loughs Conn and Cullin are famous for brown trout. For more information on fishing in the area see the Foxford Fishing page.

Admiral William Brown

Admiral William Brown, creator and first admiral of the Argentine Navy, was born in Foxford in 1777. William Brown was the defender of Buenos Aires during the Argentina-Brazil War and he symbolised the naval glory of the Argentinian Republic. His name is honoured in many streets, towns and associations in Argentina. Since the mid 1980’s, a replica of his sword has been worn by Admirals of the Argentine Navy.

A memorial of the great Admiral William Brown stands proudly in Foxford, commemorating the career of a great man who was commonly known as the 'father of the Argentine Navy'.

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