For generations the local forge was the burning heart of any rural Irish community, and this well-established restaurant is still something of a beacon to locals and visitors for miles around. Warm rose and plum tones and antique furnishings decorate this two-story eatery in a converted forge, and an old fireplace fills the place with a comforting warmth and light. The cuisine mixes French Provençal with a strong hint of traditional Irish cooking. Two popular specialties
are roast duckling served on a bed of greens, with spring onion, soy, and ginger sauce, and tagine of mussels, scallops, and crab claws served in a creamy saffron sauce. Make sure you try one of the seasonal homemade soups. Paintings by local artists hang in the reception area and are for sale. Reservations are essential on weekends.
N2, north of Slane, Collon, Co. Louth, Co. Louth, Ireland