An intriguing tale woven in the west of Ireland. See the mill as it's run today, where master craftspeople are creating contemporary designs that we're proud to deliver all over the world. Explore the history of Foxford Woollen Mills and learn about techniques that have been passed down through generations.
Foxford Woollen Mills is nestled alongside the majestic flow of the mighty River Moy and the magnificent peaks of the Ox and Nephin Mountains. It is an experience like no other. A historical walk down Providence road will bring you to the first sight of a building that has been in existence and providing for the locals of this Mayo town for the past century.
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.
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.