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!
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.
Our crisps are made using home grown Tipperary potatoes and we have sourced local artisan food producers to provide unique individual flavours. These potatoes are peeled and finely sliced before entering the fryer where the slices are stirred in small batches in 100% sunflower oil. The seasoning is added and then the crisps are immediately bagged for extra freshness. O’Donnells crisps have no artificial colours or flavours, No MSG or GM ingredients, just honest to goodness crunch!
Great Taste Award, Blas na hEireann Gold, Best Emerging Producer 2013