Foxford Woolen Mills

The Foxford Woollen Mills Visitor Centre in the heart of County Mayo!

FOXFORD was founded in 1892 by an Irish nun named Mother Agnes Morrogh-Bernard. Mother Agnes came to the town 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 through the decades that followed.

Established to serve the village of Foxford over a century ago, our mill sits on the banks of the River Moy in rural County Mayo, Ireland. In collaboration with our community and creative partners, we have been manufacturing the finest wool throws and blankets for over 130 years, as well as sourcing the highest quality bed linen, homeware and clothing from suppliers and designers we are proud to support.

The FOXFORD story is timeless, rooted in our history yet looking to our future.

They welcome groups and individuals to learn from our experienced guides about a century of innovation, forward-thinking, manufacturing and craftsmanship. 

Monday to Thursday – 10.30am and 11.30am
Duration 20 minutes - Free
Booking Required
Enquiries to or call 094 9256104 or log onto

Dine at the Olde Mill Restaurant: Nestled on the first floor, this cozy spot offers a warm and inviting ambiance. Whether you're in the mood for a simple cup of tea, a light snack, or a hearty meal, they've got you covered. With seating for up to 110 guests, there's always a spot for you and your loved ones. 

Discover Treasures at the Mill Shop: On the ground floor, you'll find a treasure trove of Irish-made giftware. From the iconic Foxford rugs and cozy blankets to the traditional tweeds, there's something for everyone. 

Admire Craftsmanship at the Jewellery Workshop: Up on the first floor, witness the magic of Claire and Michael as they handcraft exquisite pieces of gold and silver jewellery. Whether you have a specific design in mind or want to choose from our collection, there's a piece waiting just for you.

Explore the Exhibition Centre: Located right next to the Tourist Information Office, this space celebrates art in all its forms. From paintings and sculptures to photography and pottery, we host 10-12 exhibitions annually, each telling a unique story. 

Location Matters: If you're journeying between Galway and Sligo, make a pit stop at our Visitor Centre. Conveniently located, Foxford Woolen Mills offers easy parking and all amenities under one roof. Here's a quick distance guide for you: 

Knock: 29km
Westport: 42km
Galway: 100km
Sligo: 74km
Dublin: 140km