Green is My Sky: Foxford, Co. Mayo

Roots

Beautiful yet barren west – rain washed in history.

‘Percy French, a celebrated Irish entertainer of some years ago, in one of his recitations recalled ‘the bog below Belmullet in the County of Mayo.’ I grew up near there in the 1930s in the small town of Foxford – it was a haven of prosperity in an otherwise depressed area. The town possessed a woollen mill and two schools, national and convent, and there was even the sophistication of a music academy.’

Extract from Chapter Two Green is My Sky  by A. A. Quigley (Dublin, 1983).

The complete chapter is available below,  reproduced here by kind permission of Michael Quigley.

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