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. Airy and light-filled, it showcases a treasure trove of Irish craft produce and gifts, a gourmet café and a working mill which you can explore as part of your tour.
The Foxford Woollen Mills 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 that were faced and how they were overcome. The story of the Mills 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. 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 our 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, take some time to shop for gifts for yourself or a friend by one of the many Irish designers stocked by the Mills. Our friendly staff would be delighted to help and answer any questions you may have.
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, has prepared a fantastic Irish menu using local produce and quality, seasonable ingredients with herbs sourced from our very own herb garden.
Adults: €6.00 * €2.00 of every admission fee goes to Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.
Under 16s: Free
Please contact the Foxford Woollen Mills for group rates.
Weekdays (working mill): 10.00am – 4.30pm
Saturdays: 10.00am – 4.30pm
Sundays: 12 noon – 4.30pm
Always call in advance as the mill closes for holidays and maintenance at certain times of the year.”