To Our Friends, Family, and Patrons,
We at O'Faolains had hoped that by now we would have re-opened.To remain closed for such a long period comes at a high cost for all of us involved in O'Faolains and so throughout this time we have been impatiently awaiting a safe opportunity to get back to the business of taking care of our valued customers.
However our priority must be the health and safety of both our staff and customers. From the daily reports on national news it is clear that re-opened bars and restaurants are being identified by the various health authorities as very significant sources of new cases of the virus and in some states these bars are being forced to close up again. As large numbers of the public are extremely reluctant to visit those bars which are re-opened, the viability of these businesses is still very much in question.
Consequently, with a very heavy heart, we at O'Faolains have decided that the most responsible (if costly) decision is for us is to remain closed for a further period until we can be confident that we can have a re-opening that is both safe and prudent.
We ask for your understanding in this very difficult time for our hospitality industry and we look forward to providing "a little bit of Irish hospitality" in Sterling soon again.