A short drive from Calais and you can be enjoying quality cuisine and a warm welcome at authentically French auberges.
Working authentically it is not always easy to find venues that are entirely congruent with your purpose or values.
Tables are a lovely pale green Formica which may be more recent than the authentically battered red Leatherette seating.
It's not very authentically Spanish, or politically shrewd.
There is a tradition that it was visited by St Patrick in the 5th century, but it is first authentically known as a settlement of the Danes, who sacked it in 812 and afterwards made it the principal town of their kingdom of Limerick, but were expelled from it towards the close of the 10th century by Brian Boroimhe.