• Danny Joyce

Gino’s Gelato opens 20th store - in Westport, Mayo

This month, Irish gelato company Gino’s Gelato opened the doors of its 20th store in Westport, Mayo and has its sights set on 8 new locations across Ireland in the coming year.

Since the brand’s inception in 2008, Gino’s Gelato has grown to become one of the country’s most loved treats. 100% Irish owned, Gino’s was founded by second generation ice-cream men, Jonathan Kirwan and Anthony Murphy, the number one priority was to always use the very best and freshest ingredients, keeping the gelato as authentic as possible to traditional methods.


This month, the pair are excited to launch their first Co. Mayo store in Westport and the 20th store across the country and will open another store in Tramore, Co. Waterford at the end of the month. Despite more than a year under the difficult confines of a global pandemic, the pair opened 4 new stores since June of last year with 8 more in the works to open before the end of 2021.

Gino’s Gelato also hired 50 new staff in 2020 and will add an additional 140 to their workforce in 2021 bringing total staff numbers to over 400 by the end of the year!


Speaking about the latest store opening, MD and Co-Owner Anthony Murphy said, “We are delighted to bring Gino’s Gelato to Westport, our first store in Co. Mayo. While the past year has been challenging for many small businesses including Gino’s, we feel we have adapted well and have our biggest plans yet in 2021, to bring the great taste of Gino’s to lots more people around Ireland.”


“We are delighted to expand Gino’s Gelato footprint further into the West of Ireland in 2021. Westport is somewhere we have been planning to open a Gino’s store for some time and we are thrilled to now make the dream a reality and are getting fantastic local support and feedback so far.”


“Supporting local and supporting Irish is incredibly important to us at Gino’s Gelato. We use only 100% Organic Irish milk in all of our gelato and use Irish filtered water brand ‘Uisce’ to make our sorbet range and so these new store openings mean consistently increasing support for our Irish producers and partners!”


Freshness is everything at Gino’s with every flavour made fresh in every store every day by in-house master gelato makers. Merging the very best of Italy and Ireland, Gino’s uses only 100% Irish organic milk mixed with the finest Italian ingredients, creating a gelato that has won international awards and even beating the Italians themselves!

Whether you’re a traditionalist or a risk taker, Gino’s has something for everyone with an extensive range of traditional Italian gelato as well as classic crêpes, milkshakes and waffles. Favourites include the multi-award-winning Pistachio Gelato, Mango Sorbet Kinder Bueno, Oreo and Bubblegum.


Gino’s Gelato Westport opening hours: 11am-11pm Everyday


Visit ginosgelato.com to find the closest store to you.


Slán go fóill,

Danny