Things To Do


Foxford is known for its fishing, in fact, the world class River Moy which runs through Foxford is one of the most popular salmon fishing rivers in the world. Fishermen/ women come from near and far, to cast their line, in the hope of catching that fish of the day.

This link will give you information on each section of the stretch.



Situated on the River Moy, the picturesque town of Foxford has established an excellent reputation as a tourist centre. Nestling between the Ox and Nephin mountains Foxford is the ideal location for a relaxing, stress free break away from the routines of working life. There are a number of loop walks in the area and they all vary in distance and difficulty. []

All walks can be found at the following link. Get those walking shoes on!

Foxford Woollen Mills

Foxford Woollen Mills Visitor Centre, in County Mayo, is where master craftsman meets Foxford-WMmodern Irish design.

Originally founded by an Irish Sister of Charity in 1892, the fledgling business overcame many challenges down through the years in order to survive.

The area around Foxford was considered to be one of the poorest in the west of Ireland in the late nineteenth century. Mother Agnes Morrogh-Bernard felt the best way to combat these poor economic conditions was to establish viable local industries.

Foxford was built on the banks of River Moy and this inspired the idea for building a woollen mill. The River Moy provided the power, the sheep farmed locally provided the wool and the locals provided the labour.

Today, it is a thriving mill with master craftspeople creating beautiful pieces for sale worldwide.

The Visitor Centre tells the story of Mother Agnes Morrogh-Bernard (1842-1932), who founded the Mills and made Foxford synonymous throughout the world with high-quality tweeds, rugs and blankets. The Woollen Mill Tour is free of charge and available in German, French, Italian, Irish and English.

Visitors are taken through parts of the working mill as it is run today, where they can watch the tradition, design and craftsmanship entailed in creating each distinctive Foxford product.

Dine in the gourmet cafe or browse the jewellery workshop, art gallery displaying the works of local artists. The bright and airy craft shop houses a treasure trove of unique gifts.

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Admiral Brown

brownMayo-born Admiral William Brown is worshipped in Argentina, the country he helped create with famous victories over Spanish and Brazilian fleets, usually against overwhelming odds. Over 1,000 streets, 400 statues, several towns and a major city bear his name in his adopted land.

This little village is the home place of Admiral William Brown and while you are in Foxford it is definitely worth your while to take a stroll down by the memorial which is located on the banks of the River Moy. It will give you a great insight into the life in which the admiral lived.

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Grab a Bite

Poacher’s Restaurant

This modern restaurant offers elegant, intimate dining and features special 3 course menus with all home-cooked food at great value. We serve food daily from 8am until 9.30pm .

To make a booking please call 094 9256 518 or visit

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Foxford Woollen Mills

Foxford Restaurant features a wide array of local, seasonal produce. Head Chef Kathleen Lally has drawn on her training at Ashford Castle and the Four Seasons to create a quintessentially Irish menu, featuring the very best of Irish suppliers and quality, seasonal ingredients.

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Have a Drink

Guiry's Bar

Guiry's Angler's Bar Foxford is an old fashioned pub situated it the small town of Foxford, over looking the world famous river Moy.

It is the place where people meet and stories are told and widely renowned for a great pint of Guinness.

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