by Tomás

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.

Fishing in Foxford


River Moy


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 Wollen Mills Interiorcraftsman meets modern 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.

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.

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Admiral Brown

Mayo-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.

To get the full story, why not buy the DVD at

Admiral Brown

Grab a Bite

Foxford Woollen Mills Cafe

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.

Woolen Mills Cafe

Have a Drink

Guiry's Anglers Bar Foxford is an old fashioned pub situated in the small village of Foxford, over looking the world famous river Moy.

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

Check out their site