Our Story

In 1991, Edgar and Geoffrey Delaney established Dairyglen with a focus on delivering high quality soft serve ice-cream and cutting edge serving technology to the country… and the idea of a delightful dairy in the glen was born. Later joined by Philip Delaney in 1994, Dairyglen success was built on providing a ‘one stop’ soft serve solution for retailers nationwide. 

Dairyglen is an all-Irish, family owned and run business which has been providing excellent soft-serve ice-cream solutions to our customers for more than 25 years. We pride ourselves on supplying 100% Real Dairy soft serve ice-cream to the Irish market and that’s one of the reasons why we’re No. 1 in the country and continue to grow.

Much more than just our ice-cream products, our growth has been based on the trust our clients have in our expertise and passion for our field. We are always looking to innovate and deliver ease of use and great returns to all of our clients, providing a comprehensive service covering instalment, supply and support to more than 800 businesses across the country. Our performance and position in the markets we serve are a testament to what we deliver for our clients.

What we offer


We are the only company in Ireland specialised in soft serve ice-cream solutions

Expertise: We grew up with the industry and have a wealth of experience and knowledge

Experience: We have an unrivalled 25 years of experience in soft serve ice-cream solutions

Marketing: We invest in marketing our core brands extensively and give full support to customers

Innovation: We are constantly seeking to improve and provide greater benefits to our clients

Services: We fix, maintain and advise on machine usage through our specialised engineers and technicians

Attention: We care for your business and want to help it grow

With our flagship brand, Smooch, now operating from over 140 sites nationwide, and growing all the time, we have shown what we can deliver with our understanding of the habits and desires of ice-cream lovers in Ireland. This specialised serving area requires only a small amount of space (2.5 sqm) yet delivers huge returns, repaying investment within one to six months. As well as that we have decades of experience in advising on, installing and maintaining industry leading Gel Matic ice-cream and Slush Puppie serving equipment.

All of this is what sets us apart in this industry, we have ice-cream in our genes and it is our life as well as our business. Being part of the Dairyglen family means that you will have constant access to all of our expertise and services, a wide array of delicious options to provide to your own customers, and the knowledge that we’ll always be there for you, whatever the issue.

That’s how we believe in serving people… the Dairyglen way!