Weave some magic at Foxford Woollen Mills and Café - Visit North Mayo

Stop off the Wild Atlantic Way to visit Foxford Woollen Mills, a contemporary Irish lifestyle brand created in the small picturesque town of Foxford Co. Mayo, best known for weaving luxurious woollen throws and accessories since 1892. 

The Foxford Woollen Mills Experience

‘The Foxford Experience’ welcomes groups and individuals to learn from our guides about a century of innovation, forward thinking, manufacturing, and craftsmanship.

Foxford Woollen Mills was founded in 1892 by an Irish nun, Sister Agnes Morrogh-Bernard. Sister Agnes came to the town of Foxford with the hope of bringing ‘Brighter Homes, Better Work and Greater Happiness’ to the locality and her vision of possibility, tenacity and bravery weaves an intriguing tale though the decades that followed. The Foxford story is timeless, rooted in their history yet looking to our future.   

‘The Foxford Experience’ details:

  • Monday to Friday –  10.30am and 11.30am
  • Duration 20 minutes
  • No charge applies for individuals or groups, however, booking is required
  • For enquiries and bookings, please email tours@fwm.ie or call 094 9256104.
Foxford Woollen Mills working mill

Shop

Shop at Foxford, where they offer contemporary, affordable throws, scarves and baby blankets created in The Mill complemented by their lifestyle brand of premium product ranges from bed linen, cushions, rugs, furniture and gift ideas. A visit to Foxford is an absolute must when in North Mayo.

Eat

Relax at Foxford Café where the menu includes a choice of soups, hot and cold dishes with an outstanding seasonal salad selection served with dressings and chutneys made in the Foxford kitchen, delicious bakery treats such as breads, scones, cakes and desserts all made on site daily.  

Foxford Café can seat up to 160 people. It offers several vegan, vegetarian and gluten free choices and caters for all dietary requirements.

While relaxing in the café the noise you hear is the sound of the looms working in the Mill on the ground floor and the Café walls are adorned with the history of the Mill from its foundress and key figures in the success of the Mill to the original maps and plans for the building and old photographs which tell the story of the rich heritage of the Mill and its importance to the town of Foxford.

Customers can choose to take home a taste of Foxford and the food retail area includes a range of homemade jams, chutneys and dressings as well as carefully chosen speciality foods and cooking utensils.  A handpicked selection of cookery books and food related publications to browse and buy makes an inspirational ‘foodie’ purchase. 

  • No pre booking required in Café.
  • WiFi, charging points and baby changing facilities are available.  

Facilities

  • Ample free parking for cars & coaches and easy access for wheelchairs and strollers.
  • Wheelchair accessible toilets on ground and first floor.
  • Lift available to first floor.

If you have some spare time during your Foxford visit, check out our recommendations for the top ten things to do in Foxford.

Contact Details:

Foxford Woollen Mills, Providence Road, Foxford, Co Mayo F26H9E4

Check out the Foxford website for further details and opening hours

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