It is not uncommon for tourists to want to immerse themselves in the culture of the country they find themselves in after disembarking ferries to Ireland
One great way of doing this could be to head over to the Foxford Woollen Mills of County Mayo and learn something about the creativity and artistry that goes in to weaving.
The various throws and linens that are produced by the firm have been admired all over the world.
Indeed, it is very representative of the Irish countryside in which it is situated, as the eye-catching colours that characterise the products take their cues from the natural hues and heathers of Mayo's mountains and Moorlands.
The visitor experience offers a fascinating view in to an art form that has almost become lost to the ages.
As well as offering the chance to learn about the ins and outs of a working mill, tourists can sample some fine traditional cuisine at the onsite Gourmet Cafe.
Posted by Mark Robinson