Location in Ireland
|Coordinates: 53°58′52″N 9°06′50″W / 53.981°N 9.114°WCoordinates: 53°58′52″N 9°06′50″W / 53.981°N 9.114°W|
|Elevation||12 m (39 ft)|
|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.
Foxford Woollen Mills have been producing the famous Foxford blankets since 1892.
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. 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.
- The poet and theatre director F. R. Higgins was born in Foxford.
- Admiral William Brown, founder of the Argentine Navy, hero of the Argentine War of Independence and defender of Buenos Aires in the Cisplatine War, was born in Foxford. Statues and monuments to him are found throughout Argentina, and his name is honoured with several streets, squares, towns and associations. Busts of Admiral Brown have also been erected in Foxford and Dublin.
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- "Population". Mayo-Ireland - Foxford. Retrieved 2007-12-02.
- "Foxford station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-06.