Foxford Woollen Mills
Foxford Woollen Mills

Designer: Foxford Woollen Mills

  • Gifts
  • Co. Mayo

Foxford Woollen Mills have been creating and designing honest quality since 1892. Established by the Sisters of Charity on the banks of the River Moy in Co Mayo, on the West Coast of Ireland. We remain a living testament to the precious art of Irish-made excellence. As one of the only mills left in the country, still owned by local families, we are fully integrated to produce product from start to finish in our Mill. Today we enjoy weaving the Foxford Collection of Blankets, Throws, Scarves and Fashion Accessories in soft, luxurious fibres of Lambswool, Mohair and Cashmere.

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About Foxford Woollen Mills

A woman by the name of Agnes Morrogh-Bernard joined the Sisters of Charity. At the age of 50 she came to the place that would be forever changed by her presence, Foxford, Co. Mayo. The well-known Irish man, Michael Davitt, helped Sr. Anges make a connection to a Mill owner in Co. Tyrone. A protestant and a freemason working with a Catholic nun in the 19th Century was a rare thing indeed! The business flourished, 220 people were employed over the first 90 years in the mill creating rugs and woven cloth.

As years went on, the new demand for synthetic bedding had disastrous effect on the woollen mills. In 1987, the gates were closed and receivers were brought in. The next chapter begins with one of the receivers that came into the company, a young accountant and local man named Joe Queenan. Joe along with the help of others, shared Mother Agnes vision and kept the mill alive.

Products

by Foxford Woollen Mills

Inspired by the West Coast of Ireland, this stunning throw incorporates different shades of oceans blues. Made from 100% Lambswool, this stunning throw is super soft, luxurious and durable.

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Elevate your look with this stunning block check scarf. Combining a traditional print with modern, bold colours, this extra fine merino scarf is the perfect fashion accessory.

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by Foxford Woollen Mills

Foxford's New Neutrals Collection is the epitome of understated elegance. Envelop yourself in one of our brand's new mohair throws, designed using a palette of pinks, grey and bone. This luxurious throw will add a beautiful finishing touch to any room in your home.

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Designed using a contrasting houndstooth pattern, this stunning merino throw is the perfect accessory for any home. A stunning choice for elegant front rooms, drawing rooms or bedrooms. This timeless throw offers versatility with uncompromising quality.

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by Foxford Woollen Mills

Checked scarf in a lively palette of green and blue with bright yellow highlights inspired by Shannon countryside.

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by Foxford Woollen Mills

A member of our New Jewel Tones Collection, Foxford's throws are not only luxurious, they are renowned for their superior quality and long lasting characteristics.

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by Foxford Woollen Mills

Combining the stunning neutral colours of white, mink and blue, this luxurious stole is the perfect winter accessory. Made from extra fine merino wool for a touch of luxury, this accessory promises to keep you all wrapped up in style.

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by Foxford Woollen Mills

A delicately soft cashmere throw featuring a classic 3 colour block check pattern in a neutral palette of grey, bone and natural white, finished with a rolled fringe.

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€ 150

by Foxford Woollen Mills

This beautiful Cashmere Oxford and White Herringbone Throw is woven in a oxford grey and white herringbone pattern and finished with a roll fringe.

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In early 1922, Foxford Woollen Mills presented a specially commissioned Travel Blanket to General Michael Collins to mark his appointment to Commander in Chief of the newly established Irish Army. The blanket was in his armoured car at the ambush at Béal Na Bláth in August 1922. It was recovered at Shanakiel Hospital by Nurse Nora O'Donaghue and later donated to the National Museum. Foxford Woollen Mills have reproduced the blanket in conjunction with the Michael Collins House, Clonakilty, Co. Cork. The blanket is in olive, gold and white in a Melange yarn, using a traditional Foxford check. A vintage 4 ply yarn was used for the weaving similar to the quality wool used in the early part of the last century resulting in a very warm sturdy blanket.

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by Foxford Woollen Mills

Pure new lambswool oxford grey and white windowpane throw. Super soft and finished with rolled fringe.

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Discover more about Foxford Woollen Mills

Our designers, the renowned Helen McAlinden & team, are inspired by the colours & textures of the beautiful landscapes in the West of Ireland in which our Mill is set. Foxford has evolved into a contemporary life style brand focused on providing trendy yet timeless pieces that will last the test of time.