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Trip Planner Europe  /  Ireland  /  Western Ireland  /  Province of Connacht  /  County Mayo  /  Foxford

Foxford

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Foxford 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. Foxford Woollen Mills produce Foxford blankets here.TransportFoxford 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.
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