Our Journey

From 1991 till 2010 Frank Keane ran Ireland’s leading ceramics gallery. Koko of Kinsale grew from the ashes of Keane on Ceramics. Launched in March 2012 here on pier road, Kinsale, Co. Cork the aim being to bring quality handmade chocolate to local and visitors alike. Using only the finest chocolate Frank has always made a surprisingly large range of chocolates.


“Cormac Boydell made a piece for Frank when he opened Koko Kinsale”

Development has been slow and careful creating new flavours and ideas to suit the Irish palette. We have the adaptability and contact with our customers to make small batches of their favourite tastes. Frank loves to incorporate local ingredients where possible; using honey, seaweed and herbs all gathered in the area. We also offer a fully range of take away coffee, both bean and ground for home brewing. Koko of Kinsale has been using Green bean coffee since opening our doors in 2012. (http://www.greenbeanroasters.com )

“Frank in 2012 with a batch of Cherry ganache in Dark chocolate”

“Noelle serving a local customer in 2014 during the winter months”

We have recently welcomed Emily to the team to help develop and market Koko of Kinsale. Supplying local restaurants and more corporate work has allowed us to develop this site, which we are very pleased with. Kinsale is a small town on the south coast of Ireland, famous for many reasons. It has now become a ‘mecca’ for foodies from home and aboard, Koko add’s to this and has become a must stop on the Kinsale food tour http://kinsalefoodtours.com/

“the shop front in 2013”

Koko is a small artisan business that is woven into the local Kinsale community. Our customers know us and we them. Please get in touch and give us your feedback so we can continue our Journey.

“Frank with a local customer”