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Master Craft Chocolate Experience

19 Ballymaderfy Road, Kilkeel, County Down, BT34 4SW
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Welcome to NearyNógs Stoneground Chocolate Makers!

If you want to book a Master Craft Chocolate Experience click here.  Experiences last about 90 minutes, learn how chocolate is made, where it comes from, go on a chocolate tasting adventure with chocolate samples from all over the world!  You will never look at chocolate the same way again.  There are also speciality limited edition Whiskey, Gin and Potin tasting nights available in our chocolate factory - chocolate samples included!

Come and see Northern Ireland's first bean to bar craft chocolate makers and the oldest in Ireland. NearyNógs chocolate is small batch crafted on the Mourne Coast.  Our family friendly chocolate factory has breathtaking views of the Irish Sea, Carlingford Lough & the Mourne Mountains.  We take great pride in our chocolate making.  Every process is meticulously controlled so that every cacao beans' origin, of fine flavour, shines through.   

We ethically source sustainable cacao beans, supporting the rainforest alliance and we practice direct trade where possible.  We pay above market value for cacao beans, to ensure that the Cacao farmers get a living wage, ensuring survival of the cacao industry and the farmers livelihoods. We want to honour the farmers, the cacao and the maker.

Recently, NearyNógs has switched to Solar energy, powering the chocolate factory! We are passionate about reducing carbon emissions and looking after our environment. All of our packaging is either made from recycled materials, can be recycled or is biodegradeable.  

NearyNógs is a family business, established in 2011, originally as a fund-raiser for their eldest daughter travelling to India to do charitable work with orphans. Chocolate became a passion and a resource.  Shortly after,  a younger daughter became life threateningly ill and needed urgent medical treatment in Great Ormond Street Hospital London.  This resulted in the formation of the family business to provide income and flexibility.  The Neary family works as a team alongside a small community of friends and family, working together to make the dream alive.

The name "NearyNógs" comes from children stories written by Johnnie Neary, Shane's Dad.  Stories that have never been published but the memory remains.  Neary is the family name and Nógs comes from the Irish Gaelic word Tír na nÓg, which means the land of the youth or the Eternal land. Call in for a visit, see how chocolate is made from the cacao bean to bar and hear some chocolate stories!

NearyNogs Cafe

 If you want to try our chocolate we now have a NearyNogs Cafe.  Come and try our chocolate, drink from our "Chocolate bar", a speciality coffee or a cold drink if you prefer.  We are now proud to be stocking Ireland's first Cacao Juice (available while stocks last).  Using our state of the art Modbar Espresso Machine our trained Barista's can provide you with tea, coffee, tray bakes, cold drinks

Shop here for your favourite Chocolate Bars, Drinking Chocolates, Truffles,  Chocolate Fudges, Cacao Nibs and much more!  Dairy Free, Gluten free and even sugar free options available.

You can see our process and taste chocolate along the way.  Guided tours, tasting sessions and workshops!

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Activities accessible for visitors with disabilities
  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors
  • Guide dogs permitted

Attraction Facilities

  • Guided Tours Available

Catering

  • Cafe
  • Local Produce
  • Picnic Area

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Suitable for Children

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for individuals
  • Cater for school groups
  • Family Fun
  • First Aid
  • Groups accepted
  • Insurance included
  • Online Booking
  • Shop
  • Talks
  • Toilets

Event Facilities

  • Booking Required

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Frequent bus services
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • American Express accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted
  • Visa Debit Accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Coastal
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • In countryside
  • Out of town

Guide Prices

Adult (+12 years) = £20
5-12 years = £6
Under 5 = Free

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Opening Times

* Master craft chocolate experiences are bookable on our online website. Experiences are on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Two per day at 10am and 3pm.

New speciality events are also now available. Whiskey, Gin, Potin and Chocolate tasting evenings available - limited tickets.

We are also open for retail, hot drinks, cold drinks and tray bakes at our little chocolate cafe Monday to Friday: 10am - 5pm and Saturday: 10am - 4pm.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Belfast:

(1 Hour) Head South on the M1 to Newry.  Travel along A2 through Warrenpoint along coastal road.  Turn Left on Ballymaderfy Road.  NearyNogs is 0.4 miles on the Right.

From Dublin:

(1 Hour 30 mins) From M50 head North on N1/M1.  At Newry take A2 slip road for Newry/ Warrenpoint.  Stay on A2 along coastal road through Warrenpoint.  Turn Left on Ballymaderfy Road.  NearyNogs is 0.4 miles on the Right.

For more detailed directions please visit Google Maps.

Public Transport Directions

Train from Belfast / Dublin to Newry Trainstation.

Translink Ulsterbus from Newry towards Kilkeel.  Leave bus at Ballymaderfy road. Lisnacree bus stop.

Travel up Ballymaderfy Road 0.4 miles.  NearyNogs is on the Right hand side.

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