AUGUST Craft Month celebrates local craft in Ireland across the entire month, with local Mayo makers from the Foxford Woollen Mills getting involved in the nationwide initiative.
This year is the largest ever August Craft Month with a packed programme of over 230 events. Events include workshops, exhibitions and festivals to allow audiences to immerse themselves in local craft.
The exciting free Foxford Experience is taking place on Mondays to Fridays only and must be booked in advance.
Learn all about their story from the beginning, with the visionary woman who founded the mill 130 years ago. Her aim was to provide employment and empower locals, to weaving through the decades. You will also hear some interesting stories and receive a glimpse into how their famous throws are made, still to this day, in the mill.
The Foxford Experience short tours take place daily at 10.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. in the mill.
People can enjoy creative craft celebrations on their doorstep. Alternatively, they can hit the road on a craft inspired adventure or staycation.
Craft NI, Design & Crafts Council Ireland and Cork Craft & Design have come together to deliver this important initiative.
If you have any questions about this event, get in touch with +353 94 9256104 or email [email protected]
Don’t forget to visit our guide to ten of the best things to do in Foxford.