About Us

Lavin’s Ice Cream Is The Largest Independent Ice Cream Distributor In Ireland.

With over 50 years experience the family business is more than knowledgeable and experienced in understanding your ice cream needs. Our dedication is to provide you with the best selection of products and services.

It all began back in the days when ice cream was merely a luxury and sales was based during the summer periods, meaning it was purely a seasonal business. Yet today that has all changed with the company disturbing ice cream 12 months of the year.

In 2007 we opened our first scooples in Maynooth, and then in Portlaoise we opened our second one in September of last year. We pride ourselves in providing good quality ice cream.

We are a leading distributor for Dale Farm ice cream and brands we distribute include the major chocolate brands from Mars, Cadburys and Nestle. Our extensive range of products includes (brands to be named from photos taken)

We Service Everything From:

  • Large Independent Stores
  • Convenient Store Chains
  • Service Station Chains
  • Smaller Independent Stores
  • Newsagents Stores
  • Corner Shops

We will look after your shop and provide the fridge and insure you are stocked with a proper range of products for everyone’s taste buds. It’s all about the maintenance and we defrost the fridges and insure they are kept to the best of standards.

It All Started Over Sixty Years Ago!

VW ScanBack in the fifty’s when Paddy Lavin started out in the Ice Cream business Ireland was a very different place, but there has been one constant in the last sixty years and that has been our love of Ice Cream.

Paddy started out driving a Volkswagen van around the highways and by-ways of Kildare and west Dublin delivering Ice Cream for Palmgrove Ice Cream. This continued until the early 80’s when Paddy started to distribute the iconic Capaldi range of Iced products.

Paddy was then joined in the “family business” by his three sons Martin, Padraig and Alan and they continued in the business distributing Leadmore, Silver Pale and Valley Ice Cream products.

They continued to grow and prosper and in the 90’s the big boys joined the more traditional products and Mars, Cadburys and Nestle entered the market, the Lavins always willing to keep up with the current trends embraced these new brands to their stable of products.

Today the Lavins, still headed by Paddy have 6 refrigerated vehicles delivering six days a week nationwide. The provide a one stop shop for all your Ice Cream needs and have such iconic brands as Hagaan Daaz, Green & Black and Mars alongside the smaller Irish Brands like Murphy’s Ice Cream and Silverpale who produce Irelands only home made Stick line range of products.

What is their secret to longevity, its simple really, a quality product, good value and Lavin’s customer service means they are Irelands premier distribution company for all your Ice Cream needs!

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