What a year it’s been for Parkgate Coffee. After gaining a passion for good coffee while living in the Antipodes, Jack returned to Ireland and settled in Kerry He began working on his dream to open a small, takeaway coffee shop and knuckled down to the restoration and renovation work himself with assistance from family and friends. Parkgate Coffee opened its doors at the end of October 2020. Not an auspicious date as the opening happened to coincide with the second nationwide lockdown.
Parkgate sources from as many local and Irish suppliers and producers as it can and offers specialty coffee roasted by Roasted Brown, based in Wicklow. Parkgate stock freshly baked treats from Bacus bakery in Dingle; fresh sandwiches by Kingdom foods in Tralee; farm fresh milk from Ardfert Dairy and Lee Strand. They also offer a selection of other hot and cold drinks, snacks, coffee beans, Keepcups, and brewing equipment for customers to brew at home. Parkgate Coffee is open 7 days a week, and on bank holidays.
Their 1st anniversary proved that Parkgate Coffee is a real hit with locals and visitors alike. Lucky customers were able to indulge in a specially commissioned birthday cake and spot prizes, while raising funds for Kerry SPCA.
The owner Jack Boyle was thrilled with the weekend “ We had a great weekend celebrating our first birthday here at Parkgate Coffee. We received so many kind wishes, gave away some prizes and raised much needed funds for the Kerry SPCA in the process. The support from our customers over the last year has been incredible and we look forward to serving them their coffee for many years to come”