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Foxford Woollen Mills Visitor and Shop

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Foxford Woollen Mills, Foxford, Mayo,
Mr Joe Queenan
T: +353(0)949256104
E: sales@foxfordwoollenmills.ie

The Foxford Woollen Mills was established in 1892 by Sister Agnes Morrogh-Bernard, and the award-winning Foxford Woollen Mills Visitor Centre is located in one of the original buildings.

The guided tour offers a truly unique experience to visitors by giving them a background to the Mill, why it was set up in Foxford in 1892, the challenges faced and how they were overcome. The story is a fascinating tale of one woman’s incredible determination and triumph over adversity against all the odds.

The story will make you marvel at the journey this small town took, right up to the present day, where you can see the working mills still producing the best of Irish-made products that are sold throughout the world.

Then, you are given the opportunity to walk through the working mill to see the machines in action, learn about how they work and the processes involved to achieve the finished product. You can see first-hand the mastery of tradition, design and craftsmanship that goes into every single Irish made Foxford product.

After you’ve heard the story and seen the Mill in action, take some time to shop for gifts for yourself or a friend by one of the many Irish designers stocked by the Mills.

The staff would be delighted to help and answer any questions you may have.

Once you’ve wandered and shopped, don’t forget to take in some lunch at the Foxford Café, where chef Kathleen Lally, formerly of Ashford Castle, has prepared a fantastic Irish menu using local produce and quality, seasonable
ingredients with herbs sourced from the herb garden.

Always call in advance for tours as the mill closes for holidays and maintenance at certain times of the year.