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Foxford Woollen Mills Visitor Centre

The Woollen Mills Tour

Foxford, County Mayo, Ireland

Founded in 1892 Foxford Woollen Mills continues to thrive to this day with local craftspeople producing the 'World Famous' blankets, rugs and tweed.

Since opening in 1992 The Foxford Woollen Mills Visitor Centre is recognised as one of the leading attractions in Ireland. At the core of this unique facility is the tour of the Working Woollen Mills which allows the visitor to experience the fascinating success of the Foxford Woollen Mills.

This amazing selfguiding multi media presentation is hailed as the most interesting tour in Ireland and is available in French, German, Italian and Spanish as well as English and Irish. Taking approximately one hour to complete the Woollen Mill Tour gives an insight to life in Ireland in the late nineteenth century.

The capacity of the tour allows one group every 20 minutes, 120 people can be accommodated every hour. During peak season we do request prior booking for groups with final numbers 24 hours before time of tour. This does help groups keep to their schedule and avoid unnecessary delays. Payment by voucher is also acceptable.

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