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Skelligs Chocolate Co.
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Ring of Kerry Private Tour from Killarney
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Owner description: Skelligs Chocolate is a family run business overlooking the magnificent Skelligs Rocks, on the south west coast of Ireland. Our factory opened its doors in 1996, consisting of two little production rooms; one for making chocolate and the other for packaging. The factory has since expanded to a state of the art production facility with adjoining cafe which serves delicious hot chocolate, tea, coffee and homemade treats. With the only open plan chocolate production facility in Ireland, we encourage you to call in to see our chocolate being made, taste the delicious treats and ask the friendly staff all about where chocolate comes from and how it is made.
Washington Nc
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“outstanding”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

Very good chocolates and the staff is very helpful and they offer free samples. We were traveling the Ring of Skellig and just happened upon this. It's a must stop!

Visited May 2012
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“Worth the drive”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

Skelligs Chocolate is a must if visiting county Kerry. Normally located at St Finans Bay on the Ring of Skellig, the journey is a little lengthy from Killarney or Tralee, but it is worth it for the view, the beach at St Finans Bay and the chocolates which are fantastic. Disappointingly, the factory was being rebuilt when we visited due to a fire, so we had to make our purchases from the shop in Cahersiveen but we visited the building site anyway as the Ring of Skellig is a great drive.

Visited June 2011
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Sligo, Ireland
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“Not to be missed”
Reviewed May 27, 2012

Spent a hour here with friends from Australia and had lunch. The free chocolate tasting was mmm. Love the whiskey flaroured. The lunch selection very good value for money. The food was prepared fresh and by very friendly staff, put this one on your list of things to do on your tour of Kerry and Ballinskelligs.

Visited May 2012
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Limerick, Ireland
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“Heavenly Chocolate in a Heavenly Setting”
Reviewed November 13, 2011

Skelligs Chocolates are situated in St. Finan's Bay on the Ring of Kerry between Valentia and Ballinskelligs Bay. From the front door of the factory you can see the Skelligs Islands. The whole area is spectacularly beautiful. Skelligs Chocolates are the most westerly chocolate factory in Europe.

They have recently reopened following a major fire in November 2010 and will be having their grand re-opening in 2012.

While visiting you can view the staff hand-make the many different chocolates and also sample the chocolate before buying. The chocolate itself is among the nicest chocolate you will ever eat.

Definately worth a visit. And when in the area take time to visit some of the nearby attractions such as Valentia Island, Ballinskelligs Bay and Derrynane House.

Visited November 2011
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“We would have missed this place if...”
Reviewed June 5, 2011

We would have missed this place if it were not for the directions in Rick Steves book. This is small quaint shop but the people working are very friendly and accommodating. You get free samples and we even ended up buy some chocolate for people back home. This is a great place to stop and stretch the legs.

Visited September 2010
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