Foxford Woollen Mills


Last month I paid a visit to Foxford Woollen Mills in County Mayo. It’s just a short drive from Swinford and I’d heard people talking about it so I decided to check it out. It’s almost slap bang in Foxford town so very easy to find – I usually get lost whenever I go anywhere!

Inside the mill

I’d heard there was an interesting tour of the mills but this only runs from April until October so I missed out. I did get to look at the mill though, it was fascinating watching the machines.  Foxford was founded by an Irish Sister of Charity in 1892 and is still thriving today, bringing employment to the area.

There is a huge shop with all kinds of homewear and giftwear so it’s well worth going for a look. I like the way there are different room layouts, so if you are going for the fabrics you can see what works well together.


The staff were very friendly too and were happy to let me take photos – always a bonus!

Foxford shop

Upstairs is a lovely coffee shop that had all kinds of goodies for sale. If you read the blog you’ll know I have a bit of a thing for cake so of course I had to sample the banoffee pie! It was very nice 🙂Coffee shop So that was my brief visit to Foxford. I’m hoping next time I go back I might get to go on the tour. You can find the Foxford Woollen Mills website here. 

Foxford sitting room

On my way home I took a detour to Hennigan’s Heritage Centre, you can read the blog post about my visit there here.

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