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Paper or Wooden?

Hey everyone! We go through a mountain of spoons (from all the free tastes we give out, as well as for eating ice cream on the run), and it’s really bothering us to use plastic. We’re doing a trial of wooden spoons, which are carbon neutral and compostable. However, we’re getting some customer resistance due to taste, etc. Other eco spoon options I’ve found are very expensive. What do you think?

Wooden or Plastic Spoons?

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If You’re Doing the Ring of Kerry Cycle…

Could we suggest choosing this worthy charity?

(The cute fellow in the poster is JP’s nephew!)

Three New Flavours Out Today

After a lot of hard work, I’m delighted to announce that we have three new flavours out today:

  1. Irish Orange Marmalade
  2. Black Currant Sorbet
  3. Butterscotch.

Let me know what you think!

Killarney – Best Place to Live in Ireland?

YouTube Preview Image Video from the Irish Times. And yes, that’s our shop!

The Life of an Ice Cream

YouTube Preview Image The creative team in our Killarney shop put this together for your viewing pleasure! :)

A Few Lads in Killarney

Sean, Nathan (our Dublin shop manager) and Garry (our Killarney manager)

Never too cold for ice cream!

I think Sean proves it in on TV3′s Ireland AM this morning!

(I couldn’t figure out how to embed the clip, so you have to click the link).

It was part of a piece on Christmas in Killarney.

Not a Cow Town

Thinking it might help the holiday spirit of Christmas in Killarney and bring a bit of craic to Main Street, we decided to transport our talking cow to that fine town and put her in our outside seating area. I think she kind of looks fetching in her Santa hat. A proper Christmas cow!

Anyway, within hours, the Killarney U.D.C told us we had to remove her or they would impound her. We begged them to reconsider, which they did. However, their answer hasn’t changed. We must remove our cow from outside our shop immediately.

Killarney, apparently, is not the kind of town that would let a cow (even a fiberglass one) besmirch their hallowed paving stones. Buskers with rows of dancing leprechauns is fine, but we cannot put a cow in a seating area we have paid for. Go figure.

Not that I really mind the dancing leprechauns. With the country falling to pieces around us, I think people need a bit of cheer and a bit of humour. I thought our cow brought both. Killarney U.D.C. does not agree.

UPDATE (Monday):

Killarney told us today they would impound our cow by 2:00 if we didn’t move it. After we rang, they said we had until the end of the day.

What’s mad about this, is that there’s icy roads and moving it isn’t so easy.

Is it possible they don’t have anything better to do, such as clear roads, than to arrest a Christmas cow???

UPDATE2 (Monday):

Killarney Town Council has just said they might reconsider and let us keep her for the market. Fingers crossed!


Kieran Murphy is a director of Murphys Ice Cream living in Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

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Murphys Ice Cream has shops in Dingle, Killarney and Dublin 2 (Wicklow Street).

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