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A pub you could easily call home

Country roads take you home but also back in time, and the winding lanes around Carlingford Lough promise exactly this.

About 2km from Carlingford town you’ll be encouraged to divert off the main road by a sign reading “Pub”. On closer inspection it also reads Lily Finnegan’s, although in much smaller type, because, if you’re going off-road around this part of the Cooley peninsula there can be only one pub you’re searching for and that’s the 180-year-old whitewashed home of Lily Finnegan. Lily is gone now, but her picture still hangs proudly on the bar, where local man Derek McGarrity is at the helm.

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18 Irish pubs you have to try before you die

Just 5km from Carlingford on the Cooley Peninsula in Louth, this quaint whitewashed pub is a world apart from the boozy stags and hens that descend on the seaside town. At Lily Finnegan's, you'll find that distinctive old world charm that you're after.

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Our favourite places to go out for a drink

Ciaran Gormley

My favourite watering hole is Lily Finnegan's in Whitestown, County Louth. It's an old, whitewashed pub with a crooked roof and shore stones pave your way to the front door. Inside there are few right angles and the old tiled floor is as level as the Giant's Causeway. The walls and ceiling are painted and clean, with bright happy colours. The bar counter tilts towards the taps, so you have to put your pint only halfway across the bar mat to stop loss of your tipple. The fire is lit most of the year apart from the summer months and even though it's draughty, it's really cosy. The local people are rural and friendly. If you're not being slagged to death after your third visit to it, they haven't sussed you out yet. The owner of Lily's cleans to high standards and will appear like an apparition beside you, mop/bucket in hand to whisk away any spillages.

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Lily Finnegans is one of the oldest known public houses in Louth, if not the country. Officially it dates back to the early 1800's when it was known as 'Sloans Bar' but it is thought it first opened its doors many years before that. 

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The Cooley Peninsula is by far the best place I know. Lily Finnegans have the best pints of Guinness                                                       

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Opening Hours

Thursday 8pm  

Friday 5pm 

Saturday 2pm 

Sunday 2pm 

Bank Holidays 2pm

info@lilyfinnegans.com

Tel- 042 9373730

 

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Festival 2019

The 6th annual Lily Finnegans Rock ‘n’ Country Festival takes place on Sunday 21st July. 

All proceeds in aid of Aoibheanns Pink Tie & various local causes. 

 

We have a fun filled day and night out for all the family, there will be live bands on 2 stages from 2pm until 11pm and kids activities from 2-6pm. 

 

Confirmed acts are: 

 

The Willin’ Fools, Vertigo, The Stormers and many more top acts to be announced! 

Live Sport In Lilys

If it’s Football, Rugby, GAA, Boxing, Golf, etc we’ve got it covered! 

All major sporting events are shown live here in Lily Finnegans on our 90” HD Screen and numerous LED TV’s.

Email us at info@lilyfinnegans.com or call 0429373730 for more details on individual matches/events. 

Upcoming Entertainment

March:

  • Sat 23rd: THE LETTERMEN 10pm 
  • Sat 30th: BACK UP 10pm
  • Sun 31st: BROTHER BOLD 6pm

April:

  • Sat 6th: ROJO 10pm 
  • Sat 13th:RAY&DAN(The Stormers)10pm
  • Sat 20th: BARRY P 10pm 
  • Sun 21st: KING SIZED JACKS                                        (Beer Garden) @6pm                                            THE ASBURY GENTS 10pm