It all began on the farm
Cultivating the Perfect Potato
Since the 1700s over seven generations of the O’Donnell family have lived on Seskin Farm, Co. Tipperary and have mastered the art of cultivating the perfect potato. Today we bring our hard won expertise as well as the name, to realise the finest of hand cooked crisps.
Seskin Farm is situated in the valley between Sliabh na mBan mountain and the river Suir with the Comeragh mountains beyond to the south. It is within The Golden Vale – an area renowned for Rich Soil, Pasturage and Beauty.
In 2007 Ed O’ Donnell, a young seventh generation farmer wanted to diversify as farming was looking bleak at the time. He saw a niche in the market for an Irish hand cooked cooked crisp and decided to make crisps from the potatoes grown on his farm. Ed believed it was important that the product and flavours were Irish and artisan so he sourced local food producers to give the crisps fantastic individual flavours. In June 2010 O’Donnells Crisps were born!
Our first contract
O’Donnells Crisps launched in June 2010 and were lucky to receive an exclusive deal with Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland. For three months O’ Donnells crisps were supplied exclusively to 192 Supervalu and 474 Centra stores nationwide and lucky for us they were a big hit straight away! Since then O’Donnells are available nationwide in Supervalu, Centra, Spar, Mace, Londis, Costcutter, Dunnes, Tesco, local delis, forecourts and other retail outlets.
- O’Donnells crisps are the number one best-selling Irish Hand cooked crisps!
- Entirely new brand launched June 2010.
- O’Donnells Crisps are ‘local’ – in name & ingredients.
- All natural flavours.
- No MSG/GM ingredients.
- No artificial colours or flavours.
- 6 unique flavours.
- Hand cooked Crisps are batch fried and hand stirred.
- Gluten Free.
Great Taste Award, Blas na hEireann Gold, Best Emerging Producer 2013