Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Market Square 1960

Joe Morrison walking near his home on the Market Square back in 1960

Opening of the Foxford National school in 1991

Staff getting there photo taken at the opening of the Foxford National school in 1991. with the then Minister of Education Mary O'Rourke.
 In the front row going from right to left we have Mary Kilgallon, Kathleen Gallagher, Minister O'Rourke, Sean Lavin and John McHugh.
Then in the back row we have Pauline Kirrane, Maura Grealy, Vera McEvoy, Mary Doherty, Dean Francis McGuinn, Breda Halloran, Eileen McGowan, Mary Kyne, Tony Fahey.

The first holy communion class of 1962

The first holy communion class of 1962 in front of the our lady's grotto in the convent garden.
 In the front row going from left to right we have. Ciaran Maloney, Jimmy Moyles, and Aiden McDonnell.
 In the second row is Kevin O'Hara, Pat Judge, Kieran Ward, Seamus Mayock and Pat Bourke.
 Third row Brendan Flynn, Sean Moran, Sean Wallace, Peter Walsh and James Sherry.
In the fourth row Brenda Maloney, Mary Bourke, Mary Kneafsey, Betty Coleman and Kenneth Jones.
On to the fifth row and we have Sally Mullagh, Margaret Tolan, Angela Durkan, Frances Brogan and Patti Durkan,. In the back row there is Mary Higgins , Iris Ruddy, Pauline Browne and Maureen Staunton.

Foxford Woollen Mill

The Foxford woollen mill was founded in 1982 by Mother Agnes Morrogh-Bernard. Provide work for a community devastated by the Irish famine by establishing local industries, using the River Moy to provide the power to run the mill, then getting local sheep farmer to provide the wool and the locals providing the labour.
Now the mill sees hundred of visitors each year coming through their doors. The foxford woollen mill has master craftspeople creating beautiful pieces like blankets, tweeds and rugs both in traditional and in modern designs for sale worldwide. If you’re not looking for a foxford blanket then maybe you would like to check out the jewellers upstairs who have a beautiful selection of some of the finest handcrafted jewellery this side of the Moy. Remember Before you leave the mill to enjoy a cup of tea in there pretty restaurant.
The mill also run tours documenting the history of the mill and how it’s grown into the thriving business it is today. The Woollen Mill Tour is free of charge and available in German, French, Italian, Irish and English.

Watch the nationwide report on the mill here