Skellig Chocolates History:
‘The factory of Skellig Chocolates opened 1996. We had two little production rooms, one for making our delicious chocolate and the other for packaging. We started with a staff of 4 and a passion for chocolate making that is still evident today.
From the start we were amazed at how people found us in such a remote location and in May 2010 we extended the factory to deal with increased demand from shops and visitors. But then…
Just as our newly extended factory was working to full capacity to prepare for the busy 2010 Christmas season, devastation hit and the factory was burned to the ground. We received so much support from family, friends and customers that we knew we could not be beaten by this and in February 2011 we set up a temporary production facility in nearby Cahersiveen. While here, we all really began to value what we had once taken for granted, our spectacular location.
It was a long tough year of planning permissions, builders and plenty of hard work but we returned here to the ‘home’ of Skelligs Chocolate within a week of the 1st year’s anniversary of the fire.
2012 saw the opening our of new state of the art production facility.
Our aim was to make this factory as pleasant to visit as it is to work in. We are constantly trying to improve the visitor experience. We want to make your visit the best it can be for you.
A rare gem in probably one of the most unusual and beautiful locations for a chocolate factory.
We are an actual working chocolate factory with the only ‘open plan’ chocolate production facility in Ireland and we welcome visitors from February through to December.
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