The day after the news dropped that 80-year-old Austin staple Hut's Hamburgers is closing this fall, another local restaurant has abruptly shut down.

After less than a year in business, the Irish pub Darcy's Donkey announced on social media Tuesday morning that it has shuttered for good. It had been closed Monday as well for maintenance — which means many fans of the Barton Springs bar may not have gotten a chance to say their good-byes.

"Persistently underperforming sales coupled with the high cost of business ultimately lead [sic] us to this difficult decision," according to the closure statement posted on Facebook. "We are so grateful for the love and support you gave us since we opened. We tried our hardest but alas it was not meant to be."

Hospitality industry veteran Neville Joyce opened Darcy's Donkey in fall of last year, as the first concept of his very own. Darcy's took over the old Austin Java location next door to Uncle Billy's in South Austin, at 1608 Barton Springs Rd., as one of the city's very few Irish pubs. {Longtime favorite Fado Irish Pub closed in the summer of 2017. Though owners said they were looking for a new location here, it hasn't yet materialized.)

For our Irish fix in the meantime, including perfectly poured pints of Guinness, head to one of the two local B.D. Riley's Irish Pubs.