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About Lily's

Lily Finnegan 1835Lily Finnegan's is a traditional old style pub situated close to the coastline and just 5 kilometres from the village of Carlingford. Hidden deep in the Cooley peninsula, this little gem hasn't lost any of its authenticity over the years, from the old flagstone floor to the layers upon layers of paint on the ceiling this pub is the only pub in the Cooley peninsula which can truly say it has been untouched by all the recent building boom and retains all of its genuine untouched old world features. A beautiful open fire lights the whole bar up and for the many who enjoy the beautiful walk or cycle around the coast it is a welcoming sight indeed at the end of their travels.

The pub consists of a bar, the snug, pool room and outdoor smoking area. The snug is another wonderful little room at the back of the pub and can seat up to 20 people and also has its own open fire. There is also a fabulous 90" High Definiton Big Screen in the Bar for all the major sporting events such as Football, Rugby and GAA. But as we all know, they key to a traditional Irish bar is chat and as soon as any sporting match is over the screen goes up and background music turned on and everyone can then truly enjoy the unique atmosphere in this special little pub.

There is live music every Saturday night and on Sundays on Bank Holiday weekends and includes a wide variety of performers and musicians, from Irish to Country to Rock 'n' Roll, each week provides you with a different act


Opening Hours

Thursday 8pm 

Friday 5pm 

Saturday 2pm 

Sunday 2pm 

Bank Holidays 2pm


Tel- 042 9373730





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Latest Info

The 5th annual Lily Finnegans Rock ‘n’ Country Festival will take place on Sunday 22nd July 2018! 

More info to follow over the coming weeks 


Acts performing include: The Lettermen, The Long Riders, Barry P, Ceol Heads, Ramblin’ String Band, Broadway Babies, Paddy Martin & many more to be announced. 

Live Sport In Lilys


  • Sat 23rd- 
  • Australia v Ireland 11am 
  • Belgium v Tunisia 1pm
  • South Korea v Mexico 4pm 
  • South Africa v England 4.05pm
  • Tipperary v Mayo 5pm 
  • Cork v Kerry 7pm 
  • Germany v Sweden 7pm
  • Argentina v Scotland 8.40pm
  • Sun 24th- 
  • England v Panama 1pm
  • Donegal v Fermanagh 2pm 
  • Japan v Senegal 4pm
  • Dublin v Laois 4pm 
  • Poland v Columbia 7pm

Upcoming Live Music


  • Sat 23rd: BROTHER BOLD @10pm 
  • Sun 24th: THE LETTERMEN @6pm                             (Beer Garden) 
  • Sat 30th: ORION @10pm


  • Sun 1st: KING SIZED JACKS @6pm                         (Beer Garden) 
  • Sat 7th: BACK UP @10pm
  • Sun 8th: THE MADISONS @6pm                                 (Beer Garden) 
  • Sat 14th: DERMOT MC QUAID @10pm
  • Sun 15th: BROTHER BOLD @6pm                                (Beer Garden)