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Foxford Woollen Mills Visitor Centre

Providence Road | Co Mayo, Foxford, Ireland
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Strongly recommended

I live in nearby Ballina for 10+ years, visited Foxford Woolen Mills shop and cafe many times but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marcin B
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Quick visit with very funny tour

Visited on a lovely warm bank holiday. The cafe food was delicious if a bit pricey. The diced... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eugene G
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The Foxford Woollen Mills guided tour offers a truly unique experience to visitors by giving them a background to the Mill, why it was set up in Foxford in 1892, the challenges that were faced and how they were overcome. The story of the Mills is a fascinating tale of one woman’s incredible determination and triumph over adversity against all the odds. The story will make you marvel at the journey this small town took, right up to the present day, where you can see the working mills still producing the best of Irish-made products. Throws, Blankets, Scarves & Accessories Baby Blankets and Rugs Furnishing Fabrics, all woven here. In our Restaurant we serve a selection of homemade lunch/dinner/salads/soups and deeserts. Also home made Jams, Chutneys, Salad Dressings, Brown Bread and Scones to eat in or take away.
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Providence Road | Co Mayo, Foxford, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live in nearby Ballina for 10+ years, visited Foxford Woolen Mills shop and cafe many times but just did the tour for first time ever now and delighted. There were 3 of us in a group, all Polish origin with one non-English speaking person,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a lovely warm bank holiday. The cafe food was delicious if a bit pricey. The diced potatoes were very* spicy! The tour guide was unexpectedly hilarious. I'm not sure she was the regular guide, but her delivery made everyone giggle.

Thank Eugene G
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Foxford Mills is an impressive facility that includes showroom, cafe and factory tours. The showroom provides a lovely display area of knitted products, all a little on the pricey side but of obvious quality. There is ample parking across the road from the Mill. Tours...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018

We 28 touring travelers from USA visited the Foxford, Co. Mayo location 4/17/18. We were met by Martina who explained the history of FWM, including the manufacturing techniques that have been passed down through generations to its current ownership and mission. We then entered the...More

1  Thank Gus H
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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

I recently visited the Foxford Wollen Mills with some friends and we done the tour. The tour guide, Martina I think, was brilliant. She gave us a historical view into how the mills were developed. We learnt about the different processes that the fabrics went...More

Thank Aisling H
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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

It was lovely to hear about the history of the Foxford Woollen Mills; how it has developed throughout the years to what it has became today, passing on the technique to generations. The tour is very interesting and learning about the process and seen the...More

Thank Stiofainin
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

The tour was fascinating: getting to see the weaving process up close and learning the many steps that go into producing the beautiful Foxford woven items. The history alone is worth going on the tour but seeing the machinery was amazing. Lunch was a delicious...More

Thank Ellen F
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Quality! Truly beautiful gifts and the staff are so friendly and very helpful. There's so much to choose, and beautifully displayed. The service is excellent, pleanty of space to browse and help is nearby. I loved the 'free' delivery ~ which was helpful for me...More

Thank Judy D
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

It was most interesting to call in at Foxford Mill and learn about its history and the fact that it was started by a nun, as a means to deal with local poverty. We had a tour of the mill and were then free to...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

Excellent quality, fair prices and friendly, helpful staff. Definitely go here if you are in the Westport area!

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Meadbh N
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Response from wannabeaussie | Reviewed this property |
A nice place. About 2 hours should be enough. A bit expensive although the cafeteria is nice, and there is a big car park. Enjoy
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