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Admiral Brown Museum, Mayo Closes Due to Lack of Funding

8th July 2021
A statue of Admiral William Brown at the museum in Foxford Co. Mayo A statue of Admiral William Brown at the museum in Foxford Co. Mayo Credit: Irlanda en Argentina-twitter

It has been expressed with regret the closure in Foxford, Co. Mayo of the Admiral Brown Memorial Museum. 

As the Connacht Telegraph writes, the closure is due to lack of funding and which has been met with dismay both locally and in Argentina, where close links have been forged over many years through the work of the Admiral William Brown Society.

Admiral Brown founded the Argentine Navy (see: 2019 museum visit) and one group there - the Asociación Argentino Irlandesa - has appealed to the Irish and Argentine authorities to come up with a solution.

Over the weekend, the Foxford-based Admiral William Brown Society explained how funding has been an issue in keeping the centre open, but they hope it can be reviewed with support.

More here on the story.

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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