Paul and Geraldine's O'Dowd's popular restaurant on the main street consists of two cottagey ground floor rooms - each with the country character of stripped pine, old brick and stonework - and a newer dining room upstairs, with white table linen and candlelight, which has added a pleasing space and comfort.
Diners travel from a wide area to eat here, and the atmosphere of the place plus the warm welcome (and good service) you'll get from Geraldine and her team are as strong a draw as Paul's wholesome cooking.
A 3-course dinner menu offers a choice of about ten dishes on each course, with starters ranging from predictable (but tasty) mushroom soup to, perhaps, an unusual dish of roast quail with a local speciality, boxty (potato pancake), and typical main courses offering everything from ever-popular fillet steak or lamb cutlets to a seafood selection or a simple vegetarian option. Crispy duck is a sure fire winner, and always enjoyable.
Country generosity is the name of the game here - you get a good selection of side vegetables as well as a big portion of the main dish.
But your dessert may well be the highlight of a meal at PolO'D; the selection offered includes favourites such as cheesecakes and 'gateau of the day, but that gateau could be a delicate portion of moist sponge with a light mousse-like topping and really good good mango flavour - and homemade ice cream really is homemade here, so give it a try if you get the chance.
Rather than serving wine by the glass, it is offered by the half carafe; serving about three glasses this tends to work out well for a couple who don't want much to drink or would like different wines to match selected dishes.