Mayo County Council needs to step in, to ensure that the connections between Co Mayo and Argentina are protected into the future.

That's according to Foxford-based Councillor Neil Cruise, who says the Admiral Browne Museum in Foxford has had to close.

Admiral William Browne was born in Foxford in 1777, and emigrated to Philadelphia as a child, before later moving to Argentina where he founded and led the Argentine Navy.

Admiral Browne - a hero in Argentina - is synonymous with Foxford, and Argentine visitors often visit the Museum in Foxford to learn about his early life, while a number of events have taken place in Foxford in recent years to celebrate the connections between the two countries.

Councillor Neil Cruise says the current building housing the museum is not ideal, but the council should assist in finding another location, to ensure that it can reopen in the future.....

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