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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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Festival 2018

The 5th annual Lily Finnegans Rock ‘n’ Country Festival in aid of ‘Aoibheanns Pink Tie’ & various local causes will take place on Sunday 22nd July 2018! 

More info to follow over the coming weeks 

Full line up and running order:

  • 2pm - Henry Mac 
  • 2.45pm - The Long Run 
  • 3.45pm - The Willin’ Fools 
  • 5pm - The Lettermen 
  • 6pm - King Sized Jacks 
  • 7pm - Ramblin’ String Band
  • 8pm - Happy Hour feat Paudie Breen 
  • 9pm - Cc Cooper 
  • 9.45pm - Kerry Fearon 
  • 10pm - The Long Riders 
  • 2pm - Broadway Babies Stage School 
  • 2.50pm - Barry P 
  • 3.50pm - Mitch Mc Ateer 
  • 4.50pm - Ceili Philips & James Ryan
  • 5.50pm - Chris Mc Gee
  • 6.50pm - Patrick Martin
  • 7.50pm - The Paul Bailey Band 
  • 8.50pm - The Wagtails 
  • 9.50pm - 80’s Disco
  • BAR: 
  • 4pm - Ceol Heads

Live Sport In Lilys


  • Sun 22nd: 

Upcoming Live Music


  • Sat 21st: PAUL BAILEY BAND @10pm
  • Sun 22nd: FESTIVAL (Look left for info)
  • Sat 28th: THE FAA SIDE @10pm 
  • Sun 29th: THE LETTERMEN @6pm                             (Beer Garden)


  • Sat 4th: TBC @10pm
  • Sun 5th: THE LONG RIDERS @6pm                           (Beer Garden)                                                           HENRY MAC 10pm
  • Sat 11th: ANNIE POWDERLY 10pm 
  • Sun 12th: THE WILLIN’ FOOLS 6pm                           (Beer Garden)