Admiral Brown Promenade opened in Foxford

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny opened the Admiral Brown Promenade in Foxford on Saturday.

The opening of this promenade in Foxford is a significant development in the ongoing relations between Foxford and Argentina.

The promenade depicts Admiral Brown's life story in 20 bronze plaques and the story of Foxford. It is designed alongside the River Moy in the shape of a ship with stunning views of the river.

The plaques were designed and cast by local sculptor Tim Morris, with the promenade itself being designed and built by Mayo County Council in partnership with Foxford Development Assocation and North East LEADER.

In addition to An Taoiseach and a large local audience there was a high profile guest list at the event, including Her Excellency, Ambassador Silvia Merega (Argentine Ambassador to Ireland ), Rear Admiral Mark Mellett (Deputy Chief of Staff (Support ) Defence ), Cllr Damien Ryan (Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council ), Isabelle Cohen (French Embassy ) along with local TDs and councillors, and officials from Mayo County Council, Defence Forces, Naval Services.

"The Admiral Brown Promenade recognises Admiral Brown for the local, national, and international hero that he was" - Mr Peter Hynes

Peter Hynes, chief executive of Mayo County Council, said: “The Admiral Brown Promenade is a significant project which acknowledges the strong links that have been forged between Foxford and Argentina over the years, and recognises Admiral Brown for the local, national, and international hero that he was. This initiative shows collaboration at its best with the local community working in partnership with Mayo County Council on a project that reflects our history and great links with Diaspora.”


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