Skelligs Chocolate currently employs approximately 25 people and makes a range of confectionery for the Irish market that is sold at retail outlets such as Avoca and Brown Thomas. Colm Healy has sold the trading business and also the Kerry property from which it operates as part of the deal.

McKillen Corporation intends to continue making chocolate at the business and has appointed Breffney O’Dowling Keane as the new chief executive of Skelligs Chocolate.

Philip Lee, led by Bernard McEvoy and Keelin Gavagan, was delighted to act for Colm Healy on this transaction.

Read more in the Irish Times.