Things to Do

King John's Castle

Carlingford was first settled by the Vikings, and in the Middle Ages became an English stronghold under the protection of the now-ruined castle, which was built on a pinnacle in the 11th to 12th centuries to control the entrance to the lough. King John spent a couple of days here in 1210 en route to battle in Antrim.

It's closed to the public, but you can ask at the tourist office about free tours during Heritage Week .

On the western side, the entrance gateway was built to allow only one horse and rider through at a time.



Opening Hours

Thursday 8pm  

Friday 5pm 

Saturday 2pm 

Sunday 2pm 

Bank Holidays 2pm


Tel- 042 9373730




BBQ Beer Garden Sunday

We’re delighted to announce that our Summer BBQ Beer Garden Sundays have commenced.

Live music every Sunday evening at 6pm! 

Every Sunday we have a brilliant line up of acts performing including The Madisons, The Willin’ Fools, Vertigo, The Stormers, King Sized Jacks, The Long Riders, The Wagtails, The Vendettas, The Lettermen, 9 Inch Trio & more!

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


  • Sat 25th: THE RICE SISTERS 10pm
  • Sun 26th: BBQ Beer Garden Sunday with                            THE LETTERMEN 6pm


  • Sat 1st: THE ASBURY GENTS 10pm
  • Sun 2nd: BBQ Beer Garden Sunday with                             THE LONG RIDERS 6pm                              BARRY P  10pm
  • Sat 8th: THE FAA SIDE 10pm
  • Sun 9th: BBQ Beer Garden Sunday with                            THE VENDETTAS 6pm
  • Sat 15th: SEAN OG 10pm
  • Sun 16th: BBQ Beer Garden Sunday with                            THE STORMERS 6pm