A friend of ours told us she likes to hibernate for the month of January. We do too, we said. It doesn’t look like it, she said. But we did, if hibernation meant being sensible and good. If it meant comfort eating in a porridge and green tea kinda way. A hummus, beetroot & broccoli wrap kinda way. A hearty, healthy sweet potato tagine and herbed couscous kinda way. We’re ready to rock again, to step out again into the cold but stretching light. We’re ready for Earrach’s early springtime, with its grand plans for 2015. Chilly mirages of lemon coloured frocks as we arrive to work in the morning and brighter evenings wafting a promise of warmth, of inhabiting the balcony again…

A bit about Moloughney’s

The restaurant opened in 2009 in a refurbished Victorian house just off the seafront on Vernon Avenue in Clontarf Village. Offering farm to table seasonal cooking, we believe in the pleasure of eating proper food, locally sourced. Moloughney’s is open every day for breakfast and lunch and from Tuesday to Sunday for dinner.

No. 9 Vernon Avenue was stripped back to its shell, completely rebuilt and the original bricks were re-used to create exposed brick walls in the downstairs and upstairs dining rooms, which are furnished with reclaimed tables and tartan fabrics. Floor-to-ceiling windows open out onto a bustling street in the heart of Clontarf.

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