The Mullichain Carlow Café and Restaurant is part of the tastefully restored old grain store buildings that in times gone by were used by the Grand Canal Company and then Odlums, the millers. Enjoy a coffee and a scone or glass of wine and smoked salmon/brown bread as you look out the window at the changing tide.
Opening hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., weekends in February and daily March to October. Closed Monday except on Bank Holidays, closed on Tuesday instead.
Perfect mix of fresh air and fine food : Dining al fresco is a rare treat in this country, so when its warm we all want to eat outdoors. Here are just a handful of places that offer great seats when the sun shines, writes CATHERINE CLEARY. Click the following Irish Times link to read more: