Béal Easa
Market Square
Market Square
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
County Mayo
12 m (39 ft)
 • Total1,315
Irish Grid ReferenceG265040

Foxford (Irish: Béal Easa, meaning 'mouth of the waterfall')[2] 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] The Foxford Woollen Mills are known for producing characteristic wool blankets.


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] 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

Foxford bridge
Foxford bridge
Foxford woollen mill
Foxford woollen mill

See also


  1. ^ "Census 2016 Sapmap Area: Settlements Foxford". Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Béal Easa/Foxford". Placenames Database of Ireland ( Government of Ireland. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  3. ^ a b Agnes Morrogh Bernard, Towns Villages, Retrieved 6 June 2017
  4. ^ "Foxford station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 6 September 2007.
  5. ^ McGreevy, Ronan (15 May 2020). "Argentina's ambassador to Ireland buried in Co Mayo: The mass of Laura Bernal held in Foxford after she died suddenly of virus aged 64". The Irish Times. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  6. ^ Dunne, William (14 May 2020). "Ireland's Argentine Ambassador to be buried in Foxford, Co Mayo due to special connection". Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  7. ^ McGrath, Pat (15 May 2020). "Funeral of Argentinian Ambassador takes place in Mayo". RTÉ News. Retrieved 15 May 2020.