After four days of being snowbound we finally managed to escape from the weather enforced confinement of our bijou home. Last night, the end of the fourth day, a mammoth tractor whose size very nearly filled the width of the road cleared away the mounds of accumulated snow drifts and our car was freed.
Our first call was to our nearest store, 6km away, to top up on essential supplies like fuel for the Bentley look-a-like, turf briquettes for the stove and an essential packet of MacVitie's digestive biscuits that most cuppa's need. We turned for home when a sudden idea came to me,
"How's about we go for lunch in The Hare's Corner ?"
Agreement from Mrs H came very swiftly and without hesitation.
No better place for good wholesome food !
In warm weather you can sit outside on the terrace and enjoy the warmth of the day.
The great man himself, Declan Furlong,
the Owner and Chef of Hare's Corner.
Hares abound at every turn.
I have an idea that hares might be Declan's totem animal.
I believe that this building was once an Irish grain mill belonging to Odlum's Flour,
hence the industrial steel columns, heavy beams and stone walls.
As a restaurant it is a comfortable and an almost homely space to dine
whether that be for a breakfast or lunch.
We do indeed need the 'Tonic of Wildness', especially after eating one
of Declan's meals, then a good walk in the nearby Slieve Blooms provides
the tonic of fresh air and exercise.
Alternatively you might do as I did and have a snooze in the chair alongside
a cosy turf fire and dream of walking in the wilds !