The Foxford Woollen Mills dates from the late 1800s, and the award-winning Foxford Woollen Mills Visitor Centre is located in one of the original buildings. Airy and light-filled, it showcases a treasure trove of Irish craft produce and gifts, as well as an audio-visual visitor experience, a gourmet café and a working mill.
Your visit will begin with a self guided multimedia tour of the origins of the mill in the late 1800s. 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. You can see first-hand the mastery of tradition, design and craftsmanship that goes into every single Irish made Foxford product.
Watch as techniques passed down through generations are used to create contemporary designs, which Foxford are proud to deliver to excited customers all over the world.
After you’ve heard the story, take some time to shop for gifts for yourself or a friend by one of the many Irish designers stocked by the Mills.
And 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 and savour a tasty treat or a coffee.
Monday to Saturday: 10 am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm