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P.J. O’Hare’s, Carlingford

With its spacious beer garden and cosy nooks and crannies inside, P.J. O’Hare’s makes for an excellent pub experience when visiting the quaint town of Carlingford. Arguably Carlingford’s most famous bar, P.J. O’Hare’s has an impressive food menu and a great selection of beer and cider, including some fine craft selections to choose from. Come night time there is regular live music showcasing the best of the local music scene. P.J’s (as it’s known to the locals) also has one of the finest beer gardens in Louth, attracting large crowds during the busy summer season.

P.J. O'Hare's, Tholsel St, Liberties of Carlingford, Carlingford, Co. Louth, Ireland

Ti Chairbre (Carberry’s Pub), Drogheda

Ti Chairbre is as traditional as Irish pubs come with its regular live traditional music slots and endless pints of Guinness being poured. The small, pokey pub is often packed with locals, particularly at the weekend when live music is played every night. A family-run pub, Ti Chairbre has been passed on from one generation to the next and its interior certainly gives this away with its old and withered posters on the walls and memorabilia hanging up. The pub makes a great stop off point when travelling through this part of Ireland and it simply oozes character.

Carberry's Pub, 11 N Strand, East Drogheda, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland

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Lily Finnegan’s, Carlingford

Tucked away along an old country lane and 5 kilometres outside of Carlingford village, Lily Finnegan’s is well worth the detour. The pub is small and cosy and serves up a great pint of Guinness alongside many other drinks. When the weather is good, crowds pile out onto the outside area to soak up whatever sunshine may be had, alongside any live music. Come winter, customers are more likely to be found inside enjoying the wide open fire and live traditional music sessions.

Whitestown, Carlingford, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 D326, Ireland

Glyde Inn, Annagassan

The Glyde Inn is a family-run pub which has won numerous awards over the years. The pub was originally opened in 1770 then taken over by the O’Neill family in 1976. The traditional pub serves great food and has a well-stocked bar including locally crafted beers, cider and gin. What’s more, there is live traditional music played most nights, especially during the busy summer months. The idyllic coastal location has made The Glyde Inn a favourite for many holidaying in Louth across the year.

Glyde Inn, Main Street, Annagassan, Dunleer, Co. Louth, Ireland

Carlingford Arms, Carlingford

Situated in the heart of Carlingford, the Carlingford Arms is a friendly pub and restaurant with a good food and drinks menu. The pub is a favourite among locals and can get lively into the early hours. The pub has a popular Friday Steak Night and local music events run throughout the year. During the day enjoy the pub’s open fire alongside a bowl of seafood chowder and a pint of Guinness.

Carlingford Arms, Newry St, Liberties of Carlingford, Carlingford, Co. Louth, Ireland

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