We are famous in Ireland for our love of 99’s! If you don’t know, a 99 is a soft whip ice cream cone served with a stick of chocolate flake, and sometimes a flavoured syrup and sugar sprinkles! Here are some of the best spots to pick up a delicious ice cream in Arklow!
Every day is an ice cream day at Kavanaghs of the Wexford Road! Renowned for their delicious, whipped ice cream, with well-known national celebrities singing their praises, Kavanagh’s like to think they have the best ice cream in town - but that's up to you to judge! What is certain is you will find delicious ice cream available with a variety of your favourite toppings. Treat yourself to a Karen Special, where you get two chocolate flakes, but one is hidden! Or the Paddy Twist (that one is a surprise!) Or indulge in a Arklow Tradition on St. Patrick’s Day and a Póg mo Cóne!
Kavanagh's, on the Wexford Road in Arklow, has been trading since 1984 and is known as a leading newsagent with a huge range of magazine titles. They’ve been a Lotto agent since the National Lottery commenced in 1987, and once sold a €3.4million ticket a few years back. It could be YOU!
They also stock Bord Na Mona briquettes; coal, blocks and gas, as well as everyday grocery, gift cards and newspapers.
Phone: 0402 39364
This quaint shop not only serves delicious, Angelito whipped ice cream, with all your favourite toppings and syrups, but also has an amazing range of every sweet you could imagine! There are lots of old favourites here – sweet peanuts, rosy apples and rhubarb & custard to name but a few. Personalised sweet bags are made up to order or just pick ‘n mix your favourites. Sweet Memories, on Lower Main Street, is a shop the kids, big and little, will not want to miss while in Arklow!
Phone: 0402 39444
The Chocolate Shop
Another Arklow favourite is The Chocolate Shop on Upper Main Street. Here you’ll find whipped ice cream cones with a great choice of toppings and sauces. The Chocolate Shop will also take care of your sweet tooth needs, with a big range of loose and bagged sweets to choose from! Also stocking newspapers, lotto and basic groceries.
Phone: 0402 39072
Paul Doyle’s Newsagents
Another great spot to stop in for a traditional 99, with a dollop of friendly service, is Paul Doyle’s on Main Street! Just a stone’s throw from the River Walk, why not pop in for a refuel before you head down for a stroll by the water. The shop also has newspapers, lotto, drinks & sweets and stocks some toys also.
8 Main Street, Phone: 0402 33632
The Moo’d Ice Cream Bar at Copeland’s Centre at Ferrybank is a must stop if you’re after a large tub of creamy whipped ice cream, with a choice of lots of different toppings and sauces! Mini marshmallows, honeycomb nuggets, mini-Smarties and white choc chips to name but a few! Moo’d Ice cream combine the best Irish dairy and Italian ingredients, steering clear of the vegetable and palm oils that could take from the creaminess of the Whipped Irish Ice Cream, and using natural flavours as much as possible. They also do a great 99!
Centra also has and ATM machine, off license, grocery, and hot deli.
Phone: 0402 41962
Bad Ass Coffee House
Just in time for Summer 2021, The Bad Ass Coffee House at the Arklow Bay Hotel has opened! Located in the lovely surrounds of the Bay Gardens to the front of the hotel and overlooking the Arklow Nature Reserve, it’s a perfect spot for a pit stop if you are out and about enjoy the walks in this area. Drop in to sample one of the delicious Glenown Farm Ice Creams they have on offer. Also serving sweet treats and Grumpy Mule coffee, sure to give you a kick start!
Phone: 0402 26200