American born with Irish/Scottish/German roots in the heart of McConnell's South Carolina, USA. A third generation highly decorated US Army Military Intelligence Officer that has seen and worn many hats in his lifetime.
He made his first Pork Schnitzel dinner at 6 and half years of age with a watchful German Mother while his father was serving his 2nd Tour in Vietnam. A great passion for food was born young and still continues till this day. He met his wife (Joan O'Halloran-Oughterard, Co. Galway) while stationed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and they have two children, Caoilinn O'Halloran-Bell and Ethan O'Halloran-Bell. They have been living in Porridgetown, Co. Galway for over 16 years.
Connemara Kettle Corn was established in March of 2016 as a Family run business. My business stems from my location (Oughterard) which is the ''Gateway to Connemara'' and a 30 year old family business (Ma & Pa Kettle Corn of Syracuse, New York) run by my nephew James C. Bell V and sister in law Angela Bell.
''Invented in the USA/Popped in Connemara'' (2016/1776 est.)''
Food Academy is a tremendous opportunity for Connemara Kettle Corn to be able to provide the Irish public a little taste of America. This opens a great opportunity to expand my business and provide jobs locally.
Connemara Kettle Corn provided FREE Kettle Corn for events such as; Grand Opening of Corribdale Park Oughterard/Colour Dash in October 2015; provided FREE Kettle Corn to Little Blossoms Creche (Hilda O'Halloran & Team), Ower Equestrian (Sean McConnell) Open Days in support of Cancer Care West.
I am also a huge GAA supporter stemming from my wife (Joan O'Halloran) and Family (RIP Frank O'Halloran & P. Joe O'Malley) - Co-Founders of the Killanin/Oughterard GAA Football program.
Adrian Frederick Bell