Chocolate Garden of Ireland

chocolate garden of ireland

The Chocolate Garden of Ireland is set in beautiful South-West Wicklow, between Tullow and Shillelagh. The venue is perfect for all ages seeking days out in Carlow, from school tours and pre-school groups to company team building, hen parties & active retirement groups.

The Chocolate Garden of Ireland make a variety of premium quality chocolate, ice cream, cakes and chocolate gift ideas which can be bought either in the shop, online or through other suppliers.

The Chocolate Garden of Ireland has its origins in waffle-making. The business began in 2001 in Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow and they sold their waffles under the Wicklow Fine Foods brand.  Soon after, it diversified into chocolate spreads and handmade chocolates for the speciality food market.

The Chocolate Garden of Ireland brand was ‘born’ in 2005 as, by then, they were making more chocolate products than biscuits. The brand reflects their location in Co. Wicklow, the “Garden County” of Ireland.  In 2009, they moved from their premises in Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow to their new premises at Rath, Tullow, County Carlow (however, they’re still in Co. Wicklow on the map!).

The chocolatiers are constantly working to create even more variety and spectacular taste sensations for you.

Click here to find a stockist of their products near you.

The new premises comprises the following:

  • Chocolate and Ice-cream factory
  • Café, ice-cream parlour and shop ideal for chocolate gift ideas
  • Children’s outdoor play area and sandpit
  • Trim Trail to challenge kids of all ages
  • Chocolate workshops held regularly (booking required Ph: 059 6481999)

The Chocolate Garden of Ireland can also provide Wedding, Birthday or Special Occasion cakes, Chocolate Fountains, Ice Cream Carts, Wedding Favours and Custom Wrapped Bars!

Check out the huge array of Chocolate products available to purchase online from hampers to novelty chocolates, spreads and biscuits – shop now for chocolate gift ideas

Visitor Experience

High on the list of things to do in Carlow, visitors can enjoy an award winning coffee or some of the fabulous tasting ice cream at their leisure while kids of all ages can enjoy the trim trail, slides, sandpit and wendy house in the play area.

Chocolate Workshops

All Group enquiries (15+) should contact the office on 059 6481999.

Book online or call for workshop bookings. If you cannot find a workshop time that suits you online, please give them a call and they will try to arrange an alternative date.

Other than workshops, mould making sessions are available daily on a walk-in basis up to 4.30pm start. From €10 pp. Details of the workshop are outlined below:

chocolate garden of ireland

Single Golden Ticket to Participate in a Chocolate Workshop – €12.50

Duration 1 hour 40 mins
Learn all about chocolate making, cocoa growing, how Easter eggs and other chocolate products are made and have a go at making and decorating your own chocolate product. Take home the mould along with your fab product. Tastings of different grades of premium chocolate provided. We also show a short video about how we make our ice cream here at the Chocolate Garden. [Enjoyed by all ages]

A Taste of Chocolate Making Golden Ticket voucher – €250 for two

3 hours duration
Enjoy learning the background of cocoa and chocolate making, make your very own moulded product with mould to take home; relish samples of various grades of chocolates and flavours, and get hands-on, making fillings and chocolates for yourself to take home. This workshop is suitable for those with a passion for chocolate and wanting a more in-depth knowledge and experience of chocolate making.

Chocolate Making Classes – €120

3½ Hours hands-on work and training

This introduction to chocolate making course is suitable for those with a keen interest in cooking or who are planning to work with quality chocolate and make their own products. Participants will learn about tempering chocolate, making ganaches filling, piping chocolates, making moulded chocolates, rolled chocolates and hollow figures. Participants will receive advice on presenting and storing chocolates and on avoiding common problems with chocolate-making.

Family Golden Ticket to Participate in a Chocolate Workshop, 2 Adults & 2 Children – €50

Duration 1 hour 40 mins
Learn all about chocolate making, cocoa growing, how Easter eggs and other chocolate products are made, and have a go at making and decorating your own chocolate product. Take home the mould along with your fab product. Tastings of different grades of premium chocolate provided. Learn also how ice cream is made at the Chocolate Garden.

Opening Hours

Mon – Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: 1230pm – 6pm

The Chocolate Garden of Ireland

Rath
Tullow
Co. Carlow
R93 PY82
Tel : 353 (0)59 648 1999
Email: info@chocolategarden.ie
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GPS Co-ordinates:

N52.7958, W -6.6618

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