Clondalkin woman launches Froth Coffee Pod on home patch!

by Gazette Reporter

By Rose Barrett

When many in the catering trade are waiting on the lifting of Covid restrictions, Clondalkin woman Aoife Lawler (nee Keogh) has launched a new coffee and beverages station along Monastery Road, in Clondalkin.

In fact, Froth Coffee Pod opened yesterday (Wednesday 31 March) in the car park at Round Towers GAA grounds, a spot well familiar to Aoife.

“My dad, Tony Keogh, has been involved with Round Towers GAA for decades – it seems like forever – and my husband Gavin played for the club too!”

The new business is the brain child of Aoife and business partner, Christine King.

“We met at an entrepreneurial programme ‘Going for Growth’ a few years back and gelled. We knew we’d go into business together”, said Aoife who is no stranger to developing new ideas and challenges.

Along with her husband Gavin and another business couple, they founded the Irish Fairy Door Co. 

Christine King (Co-Owner Froth Coffee) and Cllr Francis Timmons at Froth Coffee, Clondalkin

Along with her husband Gavin and another business couple, they founded the Irish Fairy Door Co. 

And both women have been busy recently, what with managing three children each, home schooling, running existing businesses, they further collaborated with husbands Thady Mannerings and Gavin Lawler who built the finished pods! 

The Coffee Pod

The new purpose-built Coffee Pod offers 5 star barista coffee 7 days a week without having to get out of your car, along with teas, herbal teas and vegan friendly options made from coconut milk.

Odi the rescue dog enjoying his “PUP CUP”

“We also have a selection of pastries and freshly pressed juices – and ‘Pup Cups’, a serving of milk for your doggy! So, whether you’re walking Monastery Road for exercise, or on your way to the Luas or Clondalkin village, or driving by – just pop in and grab a Froth treat and drink!”

Hayley Fiat and Ella May Byrne enjoying their BABY CHINOS from FROTH over the Easter Weekend

“We employ five staff in Clondalkin, all locally sourced and highly skilled Barista staff.  We have six more staff working in our first pod opened in December last in Naas,” said Aoife.

“We like to support the local economy. Be sure to pop into please in the coming weeks and who knows, I might meet some of my former school neighbours from St Brigid’s Road or school pals from Scoil Mhuire National School!”

She concluded: “The social interaction during these peculiar times for many is as appetising as the coffees and snacks.  When we’ve settled in, we will be considering a delivery service to the local business community – watch this space!”

The local fire truck arrives to Froth Coffee in Clondalkin

Open from 7am – 4pm, Monday to Friday and from 9am – 4pm on Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays, check out Froth Coffee Pod at Round Towers GAA car park on Monastery Road.

Great view of the Round Tower in Clondalkin from FROTH

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