Butlers, the Factory Tour

Ever wondered what really goes on behind the doors of a working chocolate factory? Would you like to discover where Butlers chocolate comes from and how it is made? Then Butlers the Factory Tour is for you.

Butlers Chocolate was founded by Marion Butler and first opened its doors in Dublin’s Lad Lane in 1932; Marion named her luxurious chocolate creations “Chez Nous Chocolates”. Making these chocolates by hand she went on to establish her own company in the heart of Georgian Dublin. Business kept growing for Marion until 1959 when the company was bought over by Seamus Sorensen from CorkIn 1978 the next generation took over the running of the business. Today, Butlers is one of the few remaining family-owned chocolate producers in its market.’

Butlers was originally only a chocolate factory whereas now it is one of Dublin’s most popular tourist attractions as it has become one of the top “Must Do’s” in Dublin. Located in Dublin 17, the factory is open to give everyone the opportunity to experience the great wonder of where chocolate comes from and how it’s made.

Butlers, The Factory Tour is approximately 90 minutes long, and involves the following: 

- Dress like a Butlers chocolatier in a lab coat and mop cap

- Learn the fascinating history of Butlers Chocolates in the Butlers Chocolate cinema

- Soak up some facts in the Butlers Chocolate museum

- A guided tour of the glass-panelled walkway over the factory floor  (Please note that production does not run or is limited on Saturdays and Sundays, bank holidays and Christmas week)

- Discover how we make our chocolates through an interactive chocolate demonstration

- Decorate and take home your own Butlers chocolate novelty

- Enjoy chocolate tastings throughout!

Admission Fees:

Adult €16.95 
Child €16.95 
Child Under 3 Free 
Senior Ticket €15.25 
Family Ticket (2+2)€58.00

Opening Hours:

For up to date information on tour booking days and times, please enquire with our front desk staff who will be happy to assist you. 


Butlers Chocolate Factory,
Clonshaugh Business & Technology Park,
D17 A076

Butlers the Factory Tour is located 20 minute drive from the Castle Hotel.
Public transport can also be taken, our front desk staff will be able to guide you on these. 

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