Sunday, 22 December 2013

Leaving cert girls 1975

Sitting on Mr Hanley's green ford capri outside St Joseph Secondary School. 1975

Front row: Mary Igoe, Thecla Flynn, Caroline Grogan,
Back Row: Maureen Maloney, Bernie Molloy, Maureen Mayock, Mary Cosgrove, Audrey Thornton,
Ann Reape and Marian Carney.

Dolphin Hotel

Patrick Gaughan, Kevin Doherty, Thomas Doherty and friend.

Mary "Baby" Doherty

Mary "Baby" Doherty, Bonfire Night 1999

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

For one night only

Moy Productions announce that The Admiral will be returning this Christmas for ONE NIGHT ONLY, in the Brown Memorial Hall Foxford on the 20th of December. All proceeds will be donated to Western Care. 

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Sean T McLaughlan

Sean T McLaughlan, Teacher later became principal of Foxford Secondary School. picture taken June 1975

Hurling 1920

Hurlers from Foxford Boys school.
Front Row: (right to left) Unknown, Ned Terry, Vincent Sherry, Brendan Ruddy, John McNulty, Sean Dorr,
 Hughie Gallagher.
Middle Row: Seamus Sherry, Unknown, Unknown, Tom Turnbull, Jack Sherry, Unknown, Tom Lavin, Tommy McEnery.
Back Row: Frank O'Donnell, Tim Burke, Micheal James O'Hara, Andy Ruddy, Harold Broderick,
 Paddy Boland, John Lavin, Brother Philip,

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Corpus Christi Procession in 1942

A group of boys preparing for the Corpus Christi  Procession in 1942.
Front row (left to right): Tommy Hopkins, Micheal Staunton, Tommy Joyce, Sylvester Tuohy,
Leonard Sheridan, Vivian Sheridan, Raymond Deacy, Pascal Hardy, Tommy O'Mara,
Pat Fahy, Noel Dorr, Unknown.
Back Row (left to right): Noel Durkin, Hughie McTigue, Denis O'Hara, Sean Durcan, Tommy O'Hara,
 John Flynn (My Granpa), Paddy Kneafsey, Jackie Wallace, Unknown, Eddie Kneafsey, Micheal Deacy,
 Micheal Flynn, Micheal Kneafsey,

Postcard Photo Of Foxford Part Eight

River Moy and the Foxford Woollen Mills
Photograph from The Mayo County Library Archive

Friday, 18 October 2013

Monday, 14 October 2013

St Joseph's Secondary School under-14 team 1997

It’s like a piece of home

Even though the Mayo versus Dublin match was a month ago this act of mayo mischief is still flying high on O’Connell Street in the centre of Dublin.  It gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling inside when I come back week after week and see it still there. 

Friday, 6 September 2013

JJ O’Hara and Jimmy Maloney celebrating the arrival of artifacts from Argentina for the Admiral Brown Memorials Park. They have been held in storage in Dublin for a few years.

Monday, 26 August 2013

Only two shows left in The Admiral run at Breaffy House Hotel. A show jam packed with a mix of irish and latino music, song and dance. The show on this Tuesday has Eadaoin Ni Mhacicin from Castlebar joining the Admiral crew. Who recently won Six medals at the all Ireland Fleadh in Derry.

To get yourself a Ticket you can call them up 087 7659503 or by emailing
For more info you can check out there facebook page or The website 

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Foxford Leaving Certs 1975

Heading To School 1941

Celia Clake, Nancy Hughes, Tess Flannery, Angela Hughes, Frances McCarrick, Kathleen Tolan,
and Mary Hardy. Hitching at lift on the back of a lorry while heading to Convent Secondary School in Swinford in 1941.

Postcard Photo Of Foxford Part Six

A view of the back of the Convent School and Mill.
Photographs from The Mayo County Library Archive

St Joseph's Secondary School Senior Boy's Team

St Joseph's Secondary School Senior boy's team, Winning the Connacht Colleges title in May 2003.

Front Row: Gerard Gaughan, Daniel Igoe, Enda Gilmore, Cian Gilmore, Shane Bourke, Paul Coleman, Ian Howley, James Moran, Neil Mayock, Conor McDonagh.

Back Row: Sean McLoughlin, Kieran Langan, Marc Howley, Noel Butler, Cian Quinn, Trevor Howley, Micheal McNulty, Martin Quinn, Keith Mayock, Padraig Warde, Kieran Ward, Padraig Hoban, Tomas Cosgrave, Oisin Quinn, Denis Clavin.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Postcard Photo Of Foxford Part Five

 The Fishing Bridge at Pontoon
 The Moy
Photographs from The Mayo County Library Archive

Monday, 19 August 2013

Irish names and meanings

For anyone hoping to learn the meaning of an Irish names and  family surname, Here some websites

Surnames and the Meanings behind them

Popular baby names and their Meanings

Some more detail about some family names

Irish names for everything from first names and last names. To saint names to name for your boat.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Postcard Photograph of Foxford Part Two

The old Convent in Foxford, It has since been replace by Hope House. An addiction rehabilitation centre that open in 1993 
Photograph from The Mayo County Library Archive

Postcard Photographs of Foxford

Aerial postcard photo of Foxford
Photograph from The Mayo County Library Archive

Friday, 2 August 2013

Mike and Jimmy Tiernan

Mike and Jimmy Tiernan with an American Visitor.

The Pontoon Ballroom

Community Games Foxford

Winners of the Foxford Community Games finals.
Front Row: John Micheal Cosgrove, Nigel Thornton, Christopher McGuane and Cathal McGreal.

Back Row:  Dervilla Barrett, Sinead Gannon, Elaine Ryder and Vanessa Barrett.


A group of local men celebrating the winning of the county minor title back in 1946
In the Photo is Willie Thornton, Mickie Foy, Fr Feeley, Robert Hardy, John Flynn, Micheal Deacy and Jimmy Jones. Seating in front of them is Martin Burke and Jimmy Durcan.
In this photo is Eddie Barrett, Hugh McTigue, Robert Hardy, John Flynn and Micheal Deacy

Rush hour in Foxford

Noel Roache

Noel Roache with Horse walking by Guiry's bar

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Moy Davitt Ladies GAA

Moy Davitt Ladies GAA function held in the Park Hotel Kiltimagh, senior team,

front row:  Aoife Boyle, Deidre Gallagher, Rachel Lynskey, Sarah Gilmartin, Aoife Gilmartin and Grainne Mulligan. 

Middle row: Edel Mulligan, Martina Moran, Grainne Boyle , team captain, Alicia Lavelle and Stephanie Loughney. 

Back row; ClĂ­ona Mulroy, Tracey Hall, Grace Kelly, Fiona Doherty, Niamh Kelly, Sandra Hall, Natasha Gaughan. Photo
 © Ken Wright Photography 2013

Q Mark Award

O'Hara's bakery winning the Q Mark Award 

Fiddler Three

John, Kevin and Siofra McHugh