We ate here last evening when overnighting at the nearby Dromoland Castle and this was quite possibly the nicest all round dining experience I have ever had in Ireland or elsewhere. Having found it on TA we booked a table expecting by the reviews for it to be good but we were blown away. The room itself is in a vintage style and seats about 40. It was busy when we arrived and there was a lovely buzz. The waiter who looked after us was a real professional in his work, chatty, informative but natural with it. The quality of the food was 1st class from starters right through to coffees. Bill was just over €80 for 2 courses (incl fillet mc), 1/2 bottle white, 2 glasses red and coffees. I wouldn't have minded if it was twice that it was that good. Now for the bitter part.......we got chatting to the lady owner just before we paid as we felt we should compliment them on a great little business and it was then she informed us that last night was in fact their last trading. Despite being busy year round, having a great reputation for fantastic food and great service the numbers simply didn't stand up to keep the business viable and this to me, is in a nutshell, what is wrong with Ireland and what annoys me when I hear complaints about high prices. The simple fact is that the cost of inputs into the F&b business are now so high that great businesses like this one go to the wall everyday. It was just depressing to hear it but sadly not surprising. I would like to wish them well and hope that someone takes up the reigns and keeps this place as well run as it has been.