Chocolate Garden of Ireland Rath, Tullow, Co. Carlow, R93PY82 Rath, Tullow, Co. Carlow, R93PY82 Carlow Arts/Crafts/Music

Chocolate Garden of Ireland


Heaven for lovers of chocolate and ice cream everywhere.

The Chocolate Garden of Ireland offers Chocolate Making daily, scheduled Chocolate Workshops, Afternoon Tea, Birthday and Hen Parties, and boasts Ireland’s best hot chocolate in their Café; they also have an ice cream parlour with their own artisan Ice cream, made inhouse, so you can count on getting fabulous Sundaes and Milkshakes here too.

The Chocolate Garden is very popular with all ages.  Whether for school tours and pre-school groups, or active retirement groups, everyone is a kid here.

Many connoisseurs of coffee travel to experience their award winning coffee. Fans of quality ice cream and chocolate drool over their delicious recipes.

Any trip here is guaranteed to please, whether you participate in a workshop or just drop in for a hot chocolate or milkskake. With plenty of parking, seating and mouth-watering temptations.

If you book in for a workshop, you can look forward to learning about all things chocolate and ice cream; enjoy demonstrations, tastings and hands-on work with chocolate - a thoroughly enjoyable hour and forty minutes! Make your own chocolate product and get to keep the mould. Must be booked in advance.

Christmas Elf Workshop

The Chocolate Garden Christmas Elf Workshop is a blast with a live video link to the North Pole and lots of Chocolate Fun, €13.50 pp for Mould makers/Trainee Elves, €8 for Assistant Elves. Booking is essential

Chocolate Mould-Making Available Daily

Outside of Workshop times, customers can enjoy making and decorating their own chocolate product mould, and enjoy a complimentary ice cream while their mould is setting.  Rate: €10-€12 pp.

Chocolate Garden of Ireland Opening Times

  • Sep to April: Mon to Sat 11 to 5pm and Sun 1 to 5pm
  • May to Aug:Mon to Sat 10 to 5pm and Sun 1 to 6pm
  • Closed from 25 Dec to 31 January, incl.
  • Workshops on designated dates - please call for full details or see website link below.

Customers can enjoy making and decorating their own chocolate product mould, outside workshop times, while enjoying a complimentary hot chocolate.

Year-Round Chocolate Workshop

Admission Prices Can be booked directly on the website

  • Workshop Price €13.50 all ages
  • Under 3yrs non-participating in hands-on work go free
  • Concession for groups
  • Family of 4 is €50.00 with additional family members at €12.50 per person (phone office for booking )

Workshops enjoyed from age 4 to 95 (havent had anyone older yet!) Younger children may need assistance with decorative work.

Contact Chocolate Garden of Ireland

While staying in a hotel on a family break in Wexford we picked up a brochure for this venue and booked a chocolate workshop by phone. We attended in the afternoon and between learning all about chocolate, tasting different chocolate and best of all making our own chocolate ducks we had a really great time, the staff we really welcoming and the ice cream and coffee was delicious. One of the highlights of our holiday. Will defiantly visit again, well done to all in the Chocolate Garden.”
Posted by Tom and Joan

Remotely located but pleasantly surprised on our arrival. Brought three young kids and they got stuck right in. The kids picked their individual mould and painted their own designs. While waiting for their chocolate moulds to set they were given a complimentary ice cream. Friendly staff and good value. Hot chocolate is a real treat. ”
Posted by Donal

I arrived with my husband and three children not realising that you needed to book in advance. However, space was availble at a chocolate workshop and the owner organied to get the places sorted for us. We tasted various chocolate and learned all about where the cocoa bean is grown and how chocolates are made, best of all was designing and making a chocolate bunny. The kids had great fun eating ice cream made on site and then burning off some energy in the play area while my husband and myself enjoyed a fabulous coffee and hot chocolate out on the patio. We all enjoyed every part of the afternoon very much and would highly recommend.”
Posted by Natasha