Skelligs Chocolate Factory
A trip to Kerry wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Skelligs Chocolate Factory in The Glen, Ballinskelligs, just ten minutes off the Ring of Kerry and it’s on the Wild Atlantic Way Route. It’s not only a great family attraction – it’s also a rare gem in probably one of the most unusual and beautiful locations for a chocolate factory.
At Skelligs Chocolate they have a philosophy of keeping it simple and making sure everyone has the best possible chocolate experience possible in the factory. They are an actual working chocolate factory with the only ‘open plan’ chocolate production facility in Ireland and they welcome visitors from February through to December.
Call in during the week to watch the chocolates being made in the open plan kitchens and sample the mouth-watering goodies in the factory shop. The chocolates that they make in front of you in the Skelligs Chocolate Factory are luxury, and there is a wide array of flavours - some more unusual than others. Irish Coffee or Hot Toddy with Chilli in winter, Lemon Truffle and White Chocolate or Strawberries and Champagne for the summer.
How to get here: The loop road at the western tip of the Iveragh Peninsula known as the Skellig Ring, connects the picture-perfect fishing village of Portmagee to Ballinskelligs. The Chocolate Factory can be found halfway between these two villages in a stunning spot called St Finian’s Bay.
Even adults will feel like big kids when they see and smell all that beautifully dark, rich, molten chocolate.