Museums of Mayo - museums to visit in County Mayo

Foxford Woollen Mills
Visitor Centre

Foxford, County Mayo, Ireland

The Woollen Mills Tour

One hour selfguiding multi media presentation in French, German, Italian and Spanish as well as English and Irish.

Olde Mill Restaurant

Situated on the first floor the atmosphere is welcoming, bright and traditional seating up to 110 people at any given time. It offers a selection of fresh home-made food, from a cup of tea or coffee, a light snack to full meal.

Mill Shop

Located on the ground floor the Mill shop stocks a wide range of Irish made giftware as well as the Foxford rugs, blankets and tweeds. Prices are very competitive across all ranges and postal delivery overseas can be arranged.

Jewellery Workshop

The jewellery workshop on the first floor manufactures a fabulous range of gold and silver jewellery catering for all tastes and budgets. Claire and Michael can be seen handcrafting intricate pieces of jewellery, many of which are made to order.

Art Galleries

The Foxford Woollen Mills Visitor Centre hosts two Art Galleries. On the first floor An Grianan Gallery shows the work of local artists, much of the work depicts the beautiful scenery of the county. All paintings are for sale.

The Exhibition Centre is to be found beside the Tourist Information Office adjacent to the front gate of the centre.

Ten to twelve exhibitions by professional artists are hosted every year ranging in content from paintings to sculpture photography and pottery.


Foxford Woollen Mills Vistor Centre is centrally located in County Mayo, just a short drive from any of the major towns. If your groups are travelling from Galway to Sligo or vice versa, you will find that the Foxford Woollen Mills Visitor Centre is the ideal location for a lunch-stop with easy parking in the grounds plus all facilities under one roof.

  • Westport - 42km
  • Knock - 29km
  • Galway - 100km
  • Sligo - 74km
  • Dublin - 140km

Christmas Craft Fair

Each year the Foxford Woollen Mills Visitor Centre hosts a craft fair where locally produced handmade goods can be bought for very reasonable prices. An amazing variety of products are on display each year from wooden bowls and lamps to pottery ornaments, ironcraft, children's toys and Christmas decorations. This fair is held on the first weekend of December.

Opening Times

May - October

  • Mon - Sat 10am to 6pm
  • Sunday 12pm to 6pm

November - April

  • Mon - Sat 10am to 6pm
  • Sunday 2pm to 6pm

Last Tour commences 5.30pm

Advanced booking is required for Groups

Should you find that our opening hours do not suit a particular itinerary a quick phone call to us will organise a time more convenient for you.

Foxford Woollen Mills
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Items of interest to be viewed at the Foxford Woollen Mills
| Blanket Mangle c1925 | Products | Rugs | Patterned Lambswool Scarves | Plain Lambswool Scarves | Mohair Shawl | Fringing Machine | Menswear | Neckties | Old Photograph | Raising Machine 1898 | Historical Mill Tour | Meeting in Foxford Courthouse 1890 | Sulphuric Acid Jar c1920 | The Yarn Store | Weaving Machine | Wool Fabric |

Foxford Woollen Mills Visitor Centre
County Mayo

Tel: + 353 (0) 94 925 6104
Fax: + 353 (0) 94 925 6794 Restaurant: + 353 (0) 94 925 7280