LITTLE MAMMA'S STORY
For 20 years we ran a cafe in Donegal Town while raising our children. We honed our love for hospitality, Donegal and good food. We, like any family, always loved our trips to ice cream parlours – usually on holidays somewhere near or far. The excitement from the kids as they press their faces to the long cabinets of ice cream – delightfully deciding which flavour would win the place in their cones. In 2018, we wanted to bring that joy to Donegal Town in the form of a authentic gelateria. Jon flew to Italy to train with the best Italian gelato chefs bringing the authentic experience back to Donegal, and he continues to return year after year to bring even more knowledge and excitement back.
Donegal Town Shop Opens
Donegal Town Shop OpensOctober 1, 2018
During the summer of 2018 we spotted a little unit on The Diamond in Donegal Town. We always thought that Donegal Town would suit a ice cream parlour/coffee shop.
Award Winning!January 1, 2020
We were delighted to win “Best Mint Chocolate Gelato” from Albert Gelati awards in Italy.
Mobile Unit Opens
Mobile Unit OpensFebruary 1, 2020
We opened our first mobile unit on the road to Letterkenny (from Donegal Town). We knew we wanted to provide an on-to go Little Mamma’s Experience with a selection of some of our favourite treats, homemade gelato and hot drinks.
Food Coast Enterprise Award Winner
Food Coast Enterprise Award WinnerDecember 2, 2022
Little Mamma’s won The Food Coast Enterprise Award.
Speaking about the awards, Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, John McLaughlin, said: “Congratulations to everyone who put themselves forward for the Donegal Enterprise Awards this year, Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and it’s the businesspeople of Donegal who have the vision, strength, and determination to build scalable enterprises that make our local economy thrive. I wish the finalists and winners continued success for the future.”