The Olde Post inn was built in the 1800s. It opened as a post office in 1884, grocery & residence. It had a number of owners and was for some time derelict before it was renovated into a restaurant with accommodation in early 1990s. It has been run as a restaurant since and was taken over by Gearoid & Tara Lynch in November 2002. Since then it has gone under further refurbishment and been extended to include two Hampton Conservatories.
To have a complete dining experience, it is not just about the food or wine it is about the whole package. From the moment that you arrive and are made to feel welcome, been given sincere genuine hospitality right through to a meal which incorporates the very best products to create great but exquisite flavours.
Gearoid & Tara Lynch purchased the Olde Post Inn in November 2002. Both from Co. Cavan. Gearoid is the Chef and Tara Manages front of house. They live locally with their four children, Órán, Lorcan, Emma and Eoin.
The Head Chef
Gearoid, having trained in Killybegs tourism College, gained experience working in such kitchens as Thornton’s restaurant, Dublin, Le Coq Hardi Restaurant, Dublin, as well as various stints in kitchens such as Pied a Tere London & Le Linster, Luxembourg.
Gearoid won the Euro toques Baileys Young Chef of the Year in 2000.
He leads a strong team of experienced chefs which include Garrett Galligan (Head Chef) and Brid Teevan (Pastry chef).
Gearoid held the position of Commissioner General of Euro toques Ireland for a two year term, up until February 2013, and continues to be actively involved in the association.