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Foxford Woollen Mills Visitor Centre

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Address: Providence Road | Co Mayo, Foxford, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 94 925 6104
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description:

Rugs, Throws, Blankets, Scarves & Accessories

Baby Blankets and Rugs...

Rugs, Throws, Blankets, Scarves & Accessories

Baby Blankets and Rugs

Furnishing Fabrics. All items woven in Foxford.

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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Great place nice Irish Products

A great place to stop and visit. They offer a tour but we stopped in on a Sunday and it does not open until 12 noon.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 26, 2015
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Gooderham, Canada
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Gooderham, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2015

A great place to stop and visit. They offer a tour but we stopped in on a Sunday and it does not open until 12 noon.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2015

The tour at the Foxford Woollen Mills focuses entirely on the history of Sister Mary Bernard who started the mill to make work for the poor. That's not bad, but it would be much more interesting if they gave more information about the actual milling and weaving process. The history could be cut in half and then turn attention to... More 

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Foxford, County Mayo, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015

offers a lovely selection, although a little dear for regular visits. The shop is amazing! Gorgeous items from various locations around Ireland. The tour itself is interesting and seeing the rugs being made is informative.

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County Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2015

Does a Visitors Centre deserve criticism if it fails to effectively tell its story when its visitors only focus on the price of its boutique's goods? Visitor Centres all over Ireland were set up to recount the story of its place in an indoor environment that accommodates Ireland's unpredictable weather. Be it the Cobh Heritage Centre telling the story of... More 

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Cafe1892, Agent at Foxford Woollen Mills Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback which is welcome. The story of Foxford is indeed fascinating, however, whilst the mill went through difficult times for the clear reasons that you indicate – it did not close but was given a new lease of life in the late 1980’s during the process of liquidation and was bought by its present owners who... More 

West Midlands, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2015

A retail emporium with a most interesting interactive museum. The museum tells the story of Foxford Mills and how an English nun from the west country established the mill. The displays and videos are entertaining and informative. An 8 and 6 year old were captivated and enjoyed the half hour narrative. The restaurant serves home made hot food and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2015

The wool blankets, scarves and home products were absolutely lovely and the second-floor cafe had incredible desserts (try the banoffee pie!) and a line of homemade jams and other products.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2015

I am a regular visitor to Foxford Mills. The tour, I have to say, is rather dated, but the woollen products are fab. I find it almost impossible to hang on to my cash in this place! I brought my friends here too when they were visiting and they loved it. Lunch is always delicious and the restaurant area is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2015

It was nice to see how the famous Foxford Woollen Blankets are made and the history of how it started

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2015

I didn't expect to find such a beautifully appointed and dare I say quite trendy place in West Ireland. It was like we had stepped into the Design Guild in Marylebone. Everything beautifully made and set out in an old woolen mill. A gorgeous building in its own right. The cafe was a delight - again, another marvellous find. Really... More 

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donegal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2015

Nice place to stop and look round the tourist supplies. Cafe is nice and well supplied, staff chatty and friendly but, my God, they know how to charge!!!!

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