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5 of Ireland’s Best Ice Cream Destinations This Summer

While the sun may not shine for much of the year, as soon as summer comes around the Island – Ice cream sales shoot through the roof. Hearing that first jingle of the ice cream van has us craving soft scoop for three months straight. Francis Ford Coppola once said that ‘Irish ice cream is the best in the world’…..So far be it from us to quibble with his genius.

Forget that diet, double up on those scoops and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts. Here are 5 of the best spots for ice cream on the Island this summer…



Strand St, Dingle, Co. Kerry

(066) 915 2644

One of Ireland’s best-known ice cream destinations is Murphy’s in Dingle and, let’s be honest, they’re popular for a reason. Their extensive ice cream list is downright delicious including Mouth-watering flavors such as Sea Salt, Irish Brown Bread, Honeycomb Caramel, Dingle Gin and Irish Coffee… take a larger tub with you and devour before you get home.

Rinkha Hawkins

55 Middle Rd, Islandmagee, Antrim, Larne BT40 3SW

(+44) 28 9335 3229

Rinkha is a classic place that hasn’t changed much since it opened and that’s all part of its charm! The local, family-owned general shop and ice cream parlour – part of Belfast life for more than 90 years. Their delicious Northern Ireland ice cream is available all year-round with all the sauces, dips, coloured and chocolate sprinkles you could want.

Henry Hayes

N Main St, Ballyvelig, Campile, Co. Wexford

(051) 388 190

You’ll find this spot in the picturesque village of Campile in Wexford, where it is a genuine favourite among visitors and locals. Their 99’s have been described by many as unbeatable, and simply ‘the best in Ireland’ delicious and well known far n wide with over 100 combination of ice creams with a deluxe menu to die!

Teddy’s Ice Cream

1a Windsor Terrace, Dún Laoghaire

086 452 9394

“Best 99 ever!!”  “The one and only original 99 ice cream comes from here. You will never get a cone better than theirs. period.”  Teddy’s Ice Cream is an institution, Dún Laoghaire’s best and original ice-cream shop! Over the years its been a way for Dubliner’s to celebrate the arrival of the summer

Currans’ Service Station

Tara, County Meath

(0818) 279 900

A filling station in County Meath lays claim to Ireland’s biggest 99 ice cream and is selling thousands a week – The Big Boy, as its affectionately called, costs €4 with a flake and €3.60 without a flake. When you get it, you’ll understand why….


  • Trish

    Paddy O’Neil s Ballyshannon, donegal

  • Eamonn Sheerin

    Pearse O Neil’s, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. Eamonn Sheerin

  • John Gunnigle

    O Neils the bridge Ballyshannon Co Donegal best ice /99s for 30+ years.


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