Admiral Brown Centre

Admiral Brown Centre, Foxford

Admiral Brown Centre
4.5
Military Museums • History Museums
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AWebb89
102 contributions
Best Hidden Gem
Aug 2019
Before I went in I was unsure if I'd heard of Admiral Brown, but after going in and seeing the care and attention that the people who set up this place have put into it I bought a book and wanted to find out more about the man in the museum. Excellent place to stop and we just stumbled across it and the lady we spoke to in there was very helpful!
Written 23 August 2019
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Caitriona N
Dublin9 contributions
Unbelievably interesting
Jul 2019 • Couples
We were visiting the mills next door and decided to pop in. Wow - I was blown away. This visit has really stuck with me. Such interesting history. I didn't know anything about Admiral Brown and the links with Argentina and wider South America. It was so informative. I've told so many friends and family to visit. Definitely in my top 5 places to visit in Ireland now. A must see if you are interested in history. I will definitely make the effort to revisit.
Written 22 August 2019
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Rich S
Cork, Ireland3 contributions
Informative
Aug 2019 • Family
Interesting historical collection always worth a look. Right at the entrance to the foxford mills. Parking great
Written 16 August 2019
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Guangguangtao
Province of Palermo, Italy39 contributions
very nicely done museum in Foxford, worth a thirty minute trip. Take a pinch of salt.
Aug 2018 • Solo
Few people will know the story of Almirante Brown, celebrated throughout the Argentine as a hero. This museum brings his story to life and is told with great enthusiasm by the chap who works there. One minor issue; bad as the Great Hunger was, the chap who works there suggested that 6 million people died in the Famine. I think he's mixing his Hunger up with his Holocaust, but if he can make up stuff about the Hunger, why should I believe a word he says about Almirante Brown? This whole museum could be a lie ....
Written 16 August 2018
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Paddy D
Ballyshannon, Ireland71 contributions
History Buff
May 2018 • Friends
We were met by a very friendly member of staff who was more than willing to answer all our questions relating to Admiral William Brown, with more time on my hands I hope to return to this Centre.
Written 31 May 2018
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872tim2015
Bristol, UK11 contributions
came across this centre whilst visiting Foxford Mill next door.
Jul 2017 • Couples
fascinating discovery, full of interesting information about little known, Admiral Brown.

An inspiring and gallant individual.
Written 10 August 2017
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Mary R
Foxford, Ireland11 contributions
Fair Winds
Jul 2017 • Solo
Find out how young William Brown went from being an impoverished young boy who immigrated to America and through a chain of events ended up Admiral of the Argentinan Navy. A trip to the museum is very informative with brochures and film show and all for free. By the way "Fair Winds" translates to Buenos Aires.
Written 9 August 2017
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Maggie P
Sligo, Ireland23 contributions
Very interesting museum about the founder of the Argentine Navy
Jan 2017 • Couples
Surprising to come across this museum in the village of Foxford and to learn that Admiral Brown, an Irishman from Foxford, was the founder of the Argentine Navy. The museum does a good job at bringing his heroic story to life and the staff are very friendly. Well worth a visit. Why not combine it with the Foxford Woolen Mills and Michael Davitt Museum?
Written 25 January 2017
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Eugene J
Prospect Park, PA239 contributions
Good if in area
Jul 2016 • Family
The tour guide was excellent made the character of the admiral come alive. Would not travel to see this site alone. But it was great to see it, foxford mill, michael davitt museum all nearby and each interesting in thier own way.
Written 13 November 2016
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mfbnsw
Casino, Australia227 contributions
What a wonderful person and inspiring info centre
Sep 2016 • Solo
I had no idea that Admiral Brown from Ireland founded the Argentinian Navy, until I accidentally walked a short distance from the woollen mill. This is so inspiring, with a video about his life and conquests and information and gifts. Helpful staff and highly recommended, especially for teens who may need inspiration.
Written 30 October 2016
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