Irish Ice Cream Makers

Sean and Kieran Murphy started Murphy's Ice Cream in Dingle, Co. Kerry in 2000, with the goal of making the best ice cream in the world.

We now have bigger pots and pans, but we still makeSean and Kieran Murphy, 2014 ice cream the same way - breaking eggs and using fresh cream, milk and pure cane sugar to make a delicious custard that we flavour with fresh, natural, real ingredients. There’s no real trick to what we do, we just take care and use the best of everything.

Kerry Black Cows, DingleMurphy's Ice Cream uses milk from the rare, indigenous breed of Kerry cow because the milk is so wonderful.

We have a great team behind the scenes who are instrumental in what we do, and if you’re in our shops, say hi to Aine, Richard, Jane, Debbie, Sam, etc. - they and all the others are the people who keep Murphy's going!


2000: Opened Murphy's Ice Cream on Strand Street in Dingle, Co. Kerry.

2003: Opened an ice cream laboratory/factory in Baile na Buaile, Dingle.

2005: Opened Murphy's Killarney.

2008: Published The Book of Sweet Things

2010: Opened Murphy's in Dublin.

2015: Opened a new shop on the pier in Dingle.

2017: Opened Murphy's in Galway.


Great Taste Awards: Multiple gold medals.

Food and Wine Magazine: Artisan supplier of the year.

RICK STEIN: Food Heros.


Bridgestone Best in Ireland: 2003-2015.


We have had lots of press coverage including ITV, Masterchef Ireland, RTE Nationwide,  Discovery Channel, Food Channel (Bobby Flay), VOX (Germany), TV3, Japanese TV, RTE Frontline, RTE The Business, Newstalk, Today FM, BBC, Irish Times, Examiner, Independent, National Geographic, Food & Wine, etc.

Sean and Kieran Murphy, 2000