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Hazel Mountain Chocolate
Bellharbour, Co. Clare
Experience a tour from bean to bar through a boutique chocolate factory, organic café and chocolate store in the northwest of County Clare. Nestled under the glorious foothills of the Burren Mountains along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Learn all about the art of chocolate making using authentic cacao products at Hazel Mountain Chocolate in County Clare. See the various stages involved in the process including cracking, roasting, winnowing and tempering.

Hear all about how local flavours like juniper berries, sea salt, honey, elderberries and flower petals are used in the production.

Take a tour and watch the Burren chocolatier create heavenly chocolate designs. See chocolates and truffles made in a traditional way.

Visit the organic café and enjoy a hot chocolate or signature fika cake. Browse the chocolate store with a selection of milk, dark and vegan chocolates on display.

Why we like it
  • Won a bronze chocolatier award from the Academy of Chocolate in 2019.
  • Voted one of the Irish Times Top 10 Café’s to visit in 2018.
  • All the chocolates are made using only natural ingredients.
  • Taste artisan chocolate made using seaweed, lemon and rhubarb.
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the Burren Mountains.
Tips from locals


Take a walk along the Ballyvaughan Wood Loop and enjoy magical views of the Burren's limestone layers.

Tips from locals

Visit an early example of a 19th century tower, Finavarra Martello Tower.

Tips from locals


Visit St. Colman's Holy Well on the slopes above the Oughtmama valley.

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