First Communion. We’ve been remembering and collectively we recall: ivory satin shoes with ribbon for laces, destroyed running in the grass, stained green for the school photo; a first perfume (strawberry eau de toilette); a beautiful lacey hand-me-down communion dress, the perfection of a best friend’s ringlets, the generosity of family and neighbours; and a feeling of very, very holiness. Happy days to all the boys and girls celebrating their first communion this May!

On the menu for communion lunch at Moloughney’s we’ll have Skeaghanore Duck Breast, pan-fried, with a confit leg and Ballyvourney black pudding croquette, salt baked celeriac puree, poached rhubarb and champ.… And even if it’s not your communion, if you’re dropping by any time soon we recommend you try the Salt Cod Fritters with wild garlic aioli and broad beans. For mains, consider the Roast Free Range Chicken with toasted pearl barley, artichoke puree, and purple sprouting broccoli. As for afters, please leave room for Chef Jerome’s Cappuccino Crème Brûleé, the dessert equivalent of an iced coffee; it is served with chocolate hazelnut dipping biscuit and guaranteed to knock your frilly white socks off.

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.

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