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On line Zoom Bingo, you can play along in any part of the world with your friends and relations in Foxford, Ireland. Buy your book before 12 noon Friday to be in with a chance, if you're not in you can't win! We are now back in the hall, each Friday night 8pm, you can bring your books with you or order them and they will be printed ready and waiting for you or just walk in on the night and we will sort you out.Read More

  • Date: 25-03-2022 20:00
  • Location Online Event

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Zoom Bingo each week

Zoom bingo has reached Foxford. We are back, every Friday night eyes down 8 pm, in the comfort of your own home. Weekly offers. Big money each week. We have players from all corners of the world join with us and enjoy the night and win big. But you have to play to be in with a chance to win. When we play! We play Big! In Foxford

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Active 55's

A exercise class for the young at heart, if you fancy a little exercise a chat and cup of tea. Each Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 pm come and join us.

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Fitness 4 All mixed class, we are now ready and able to help you.

We are up and moving, here in Foxford . Classes twice weekly Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7pm to 7:45pm. A hard workout for all but well worth the effort! If you would like to chat with either of our gym instructors just give us a call we are here to help. Operation Transformation Foxford style join us, it's the first step to the new you.

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A New Service for Foxford -

Foxford Friend on Fone A new service available for Foxford and the surrounding area, If you would like a weekly friendly call just let us know. Do you know someone that would like a weekly call?

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Mens Shed -

We have a Men's Shed operating from the building, calling all men in the area.

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Gym Open for Business -

We are back! Here to serve the Foxford area and surrounding towns. Come in and check us out. Just give us a call to book your slot. Booking system in operation! Restrictions may be lifted but here in Foxford we will continue with our booking in system for the safety and comfort of our customers

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Other -

Catering for the whole community, we host a music, mindfulness class, sporting events such as basketball, soccer, badminton, boxing. We also have on Saturday morning Inclusion for all sport. Whether you want to run a class or participate in one, give us a call. 094 9257684

Help us help, The Laura Lynn Foundation

Gather all your used batteries and drop them off to us at Foxford Leisure Centre , just drop them off to one of the many boxes we have throughout the building.

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Foxford Sports and Leisure Centre building was constructed in the 1990s under the guidance of a local group made up of representatives from local sporting organisations. This group formed the company, established a Board of Directors and acquired the land from the Diocese on a long-term lease. For a while, the project remained incomplete when funding ran out, but the Capital Sports Grant funding and local fundraising helped to complete the project in early 2000.
The initial aim of the centre came from the need to provide recreational facilities for the local schools and gradually evolved to include the community at large, providing a range of sporting, social and leisure services.
Foxford Sports and Leisure Centre provide a gym and exercise classes for the community. They also provide classrooms and sporting facilities for the adjoining secondary school catering for up to four hundred students per day.
Their aim is to cater for as many diverse groups as possible including mothers and toddlers, sporting organisations, Western Care, Foxford Scouts, Irish Red Cross, Active Retirement Group, the Travelling Community, social dancing, Fleadh Cheoil, craft fair, and fundraising groups. They have a dedicated safe space for Foxford Youth Group. Footfall to the centre for 2017 was over 100,000 including students, weekly bingo users, special events,fitness and other activities.
The centre provides employment for five full-time staff plus a manager. This is primarily funded through the Pobal Community Services Program and is topped up with traded income raised by the organisation. The roles include administration, cleaning and maintenance and gym instruction. The large busy centre requires staff to be capable of sharing duties. For example, providing supervision at kids’ camps, birthday parties and car boot sales could require assistance from all staff.

While the centre is very grateful to be funded by Pobal they find that the community and social ethic is being constantly challenged by the requirement to reach difficult financial targets relating to 30% traded income.
With regard to additional supports for social enterprises, small grants from other organisations have been of benefit. Foxford Sports and Leisure Centre have the support and advice of Mayo North East Leader Partnership who have been extremely helpful and have guided them through various training seminars, human resource supports, recruitment and grant applications.
The staff in Pobal have provided advice and guidance in relation to annual returns preparation, support and guidance.
Foxford Sports and Leisure Centre is a central hub for the community, centrally placed they provide easy to access, free parking and have a building that is capable of hosting large and small events.
Facilities include a large sports hall and a number of smaller rooms – forty different organisations have used the facility in the past year.
Bingo, provided as a social outing, takes place for 51 weeks a year with up to 250 people arriving from all parts of the county. Large events hosted at the centre include the annual Craft Fair (which attracts thousands), fundraisers for sports clubs and the centre was transformed for a night to host the school re-union, which amazed past-students.

In measuring success, it is difficult to look at it in financial terms because to do so would steer an organisation to seek out commercial enterprises and events only, and show no regard to the individuals and groups within the community. It is better to evaluate it on its sustainability because it is a measure of prudent management of resources balanced with the provision of affordable services. A number of commercial events and room rentals has allowed the centre to maintain affordability for charitable and not-for-profit organisations and for individuals.
The growth in footfall suggests that the message of our utility is spreading. The development of social media has helped in creating awareness of the centre.
Repairs and upgrades are constant. In the last year alone, substantial investment was put into a new heating system and upgrade of the lighting to the more cost-efficient LED.
This is funded through borrowings. Painting is continuous for a building of this size. A lot of the organisations and individuals that are supported do not have the resources themselves to pay close to commercial rates for the services that are provided.

  •  01-01-2025 00:00
  •   Foxford, County Mayo, Ireland

We can cater for all functions seating 300 comfortably. Tables and Chairs all supplied, with banquet chair covers available, Come and have a look around and we will try our best to accommodate your needs and requests.

  •  08-12-2020 20:30
  •   Foxford Leisure Centre

Christmas Madness, Turkeys and Hams on offer, hampers and lots of giveaways great night assured

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  •  24-07-2020 20:30
  •   Foxford Sports and Leisure Centre Ltd.

Currently we are closed due to Covid-19 but hopefully we will resume our Friday night Bingo in the near future. Until then we hope you all stay safe until we Check-In

  •  19-07-2020 10:00
  •   Foxford, County Mayo, Ireland

As you all know the gym and sports hall are open for bookings since 29th June and it is lovely to welcome all our customers back. We are now taking the next step and holding our car boot sale on 19th July 10 am - 2 pm. Please, pass the word around and if you could share this information with friends and family.👍 We are taking bookings for tables @ 094 9257 684. As you can appreciate we need to have a booking system for this event to space our tables 2 metres apart. Hope to see a large attendance and we thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience.

  •  10-12-2019 20:30
  •   Foxford Leisure Centre

Monster Bingo Night,

  •  06-12-2019 08:00 - 08-12-2019 17:00
  •   Green Road, Foxford, County Mayo, Ireland

We host the annual craft fair where you can find all your stocking fillers for Christmas and the New Year or just come and browse and soak up the atmosphere.Local Radio-Midwest Radio covers this event. Book your table for this event @ 087-2093387

  •  30-11-2019 15:00
  •   Green Road, Foxford, County Mayo, Ireland

We cater for all birthday parties - bouncy castle, party food, party bags You just bring the cake!! Give us a call and we will give you a quote.

  •  23-11-2019 10:00 - 24-11-2019 17:00
  •   Sports and Leisure Centre

Annual warehouse clearance by Foxford Woollen Mill with huge reductions on all stock

  •  03-11-2019 11:00
  •   Foxford Leisure Centre

You are invited to come out onto the streets of Foxford and cheer on the sailors as they march through our town. 250 Uniformed sailors from Ireland and Argentina visit Foxford Leisure Centre and have a meal before they head off to play Rugby Club in Ballina

Is the building wheelchair friendly?

Yes, we are wheelchair-user friendly with downstairs toilets and we have a lift in the building if required.

Do you cater for parties other than birthday parties for kids?

Yes, we can cater for all parties, special occasions such as retirements, school reunions, civil weddings and family gatherings.

Are you open 7 days a week?

No, we are open Mon- Friday 8:30 - 8pm
Saturday 10 - 5 pm
Sunday Closed

If I am not a gym member can I call in and use the gym as a pay as U go?

Yes, we have a walk in gym for only €6 per use, but post Covid you need to pre-book

Can I make a card Payment over the phone or in person?

Yes, we now can accept card payments both for the gym users and our bingo players

Can I call you on the phone and buy a bingo book?

Yes, any issue with bingo can be sorted over the phone, we can even print and post the bingo book to you, or collect at centre with appointment service.
  • Green Road, Foxford, County Mayo, Ireland
  • Eircode F26 ND92

Dorothy Costello R.I.P.

Former Manager

It is with great sadness that we learned of the untimely passing of Dorothy Costello, formerly Manager of the Sports & Leisure Centre for many years. On behalf of all the staff, committee members and the entire community of Foxford we extend our heartfelt sympathy to Dorothy's family and friends. May she rest in peace. Dorothy’s family would ask that over the coming days, everyone who knew her would take some time to light a candle or say a prayer in her memory. Dorothy’s Funeral Mass can be viewed on this webcam:- sharkeyfuneraldirectors/facebook Family flowers only, please. Donations in memory of Dorothy can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland