Established in 2001 by Jim and Mary Healy, The Chocolate Garden of Ireland is an Award-winning family business making hand made chocolates, premium ice cream (Tipperary Ice Cream brand) and a wide range of delicious treats. We began making waffles but soon diversified in to chocolate making, and in 2008, into making premium ice cream and sorbets. We also offer gift baskets to cover all occasions.
Our chocolates are gluten free; most of our ice cream varieties and all of our sorbets are gluten free. Our ethos is to use the finest quality natural ingredients to achieve the best possible taste. Among our range of products and services are:
- HAND MADE CHOCOLATES & BARS
- CHOCOLATE NOVELTIES
- WAFFLES, ALL BUTTER BISCUITS
- LUXURY CHOCOLATE SPREADS
- LOLLIPOPS, HOT CHOCOLATE SWIRL STICKS
- PREMIUM ICE CREAM, SORBET, FROZEN YOGURT
- GIFT BASKETS
- CAFÉ, ICE CREAM PARLOUR & INTERACTIVE VISITOR EXPERIENCE
The business employs around 20 people and is located in a rural area on the Carlow-Wicklow border. It takes its name from Ireland’s garden county – Wicklow. It moved from its original location in Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow in 2009; the ice cream operations were relocated from Clonmel at this time also. The new premises also accommodates a visitor experience, café and icecream parlour and attracts visitors of all ages to explore the joy of chocolate-making for themselves.