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Mayo’s little Argentina on the Moy has decked the town in blue and white and cheers of ‘Vamos, vamos Argentina’ are ringing out in the streets ahead of the World Cup final on Sunday.
A round-up of some of what’s happening around the county this weekend including Russian opera, alien abductions, music circles, a year in the life of a willow tree and onstage comedy.
Foxford will once again celebrate its Argentine connection when it commemorates the 157th anniversary of the death of its most famous son, Admiral William Brown.
We’re creatures of habit in this country. Not ones for moving away from the norm. This is especially true when it comes to socialising. We go out at the same time to meet the same people, frequent the same establishments and drink the same drinks. During the summer we might throw a concert or two into the mix. But for the most part we don’t exercise our cultural minds.
The 156th anniversary commemoration of the death of Admiral William Brown will take place on March 2 in his birthplace of Foxford.
The Gathering Ireland, the Fáilte Ireland tourism initiative, has the potential to rekindle relationships with relatives, neighbours, and friends, while forging new ones with the Irish Diaspora across the globe. The Foxford community in association with Ireland Reaching Out, the not for profit organisation, are working through voluntary effort at parish, village and townland level, to identify those who emigrated, and trace them and their descendants worldwide. Traditionally, the town, like most towns in the west of Ireland, suffered from the effects of emigration, the loss of family members, and a missing generation in the community, effectively leaving townlands devoid of their former population. Unfortunately, emigration has once again became a modern day reality as our young people seek out opportunities across Europe, Australia, and the USA.
Dublin’s docklands were thronged with visitors, and the sight of so many international tall ships moored along Sir John Rogerson’s Quay was simply an amazing and beautiful sight. So it was very apt that the unveiling of the relocated statue of Foxford native, Admiral William Brown, took place during this festival.
Foxford man Stephen Doherty (19), son of Tommy and Christina Doherty, Currinara, Foxford, was awarded first place in the senior All–Ireland wooden flute competition and second place in the melodeon category at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, which was held in Tullamore, County Offaly, recently.