Foxford will be the centre of attraction on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th August when the community celebrates the town’s culture and heritage, at the Gathering Foxford 2013.
The highlights of the weekend of community fund and celebrations include lectures, a fundraising cycle, and traditional music and dancing.
The J.J.O’Hara Memorial Lecture
Mayfly Hotel, Foxford, Friday 2nd August at 8 p.m.
“Irish Emigration to Argentina and other Latin American Countries” which will be delivered by Dr. David Barnwell, N.U.I. Maynooth. Admission free.
Getting Back to your Roots
Foxford Sports and Leisure Centre, Saturday the 3rd August from 11.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.
Join the hugely popular Mayo Genealogy Group for this informative Talk and Workshop in the Foxford Sports and Leisure Centre from 11.30a.m. to 3.30 p.m. The Group will offer practical tips to successfully trace your roots/family tree. Admission free.
Cycle Tour of Ireland
Foxford Sports / Leisure Centre, Saturday Afternoon.
Start your cycle tour of Ireland here in Foxford on our exercise bikes, at our state of the art Foxford Sports and Leisure Centre, (Charitable Fundraiser). Great rates for gym, etc, over this weekend!. Admission Free. / Charitable Donation will be gratefully accepted.
Class of ’73 Photographic Reunion
Morrough Bernard Social Services Centre, Chapel Road, Saturday the 3rd August at 1 p.m.
Exactly forty years ago a photograph was taken of 6th and 7th Class in the yard of St. Patrick’s Boys School, Chapel Rd.
Former students are to meet again in the yard for a retake of that photograph. Happily, all are well; most live in Ireland, while three live in England and one in the U.S.
Sean Nos Dancing Workshop
Brown Memorial Hall, Chapel Road, Saturday the 3rd August. Beginners: 3 p.m. Advanced: 4 p.m.
Join Edwina Guckian for a Sean Nos Dancing workshop for Beginners, at 3 p.m. while the Advanced Class commences at 4 p.m. Admission: Children €5. Adults €8. All are welcome.
Saint Michael’s Church, Chapel Rd, Saturday 3rd August 7.30 p.m.
Remembering members of the Foxford community both at home and abroad.
The Admiral Show
Brown Memorial Hall, Saturday 3rd August, commencing at 8.30 p.m.
Moy Productions presents “The Admiral” the amazing story of Admiral William Brown, Son of Foxford, Hero of Argentina. This show will leave you breathless, featuring the very best dancers and musicians in a fluid historical narrative with strong traditional and Latino influences. Seats may be reserved by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayfly Hotel, Saturday 3rd August, 10 p.m. – late.
Remembering F. R. Higgins
Church of Ireland, Market Square, Sunday 4th August at 10 a.m.
A Special Prayer Service takes place in the Church of Ireland, on Sunday the 4th August, in memory of Foxford poet and playwright, Frederick Robert Higgins, friend of W.B.Yeats, and former Director of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. A family relative, Aiden Gray will recite one of Frederick’s poems during the service.
A Foxford Musical Experience
Foxford Town Public Car Park, off Main Street, Sunday 4th August at 2 p.m.
Come, Relax, and listen to all your musical favourites with the Sligo Concert Band, featuring local musician, Liam Jones.
Vintage Motor Display
Foxford Town Public Park, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cruiser’s Bar, Main Street, at 5 p.m.
Relax and enjoy a traditional session featuring traditional music, dance, singing, and poetry.
Talk on “Foxford’s Ironmasters” Church of Ireland, Market Square, at 7 p.m. Foxford historian and Geneva-based, Vivian Sheridan, will explore the history of Foxford’s Iron Industry and the families involved. Admission free. Donations towards the Church Restoration Fund will be gratefully accepted.