PICTURES: First sneak peak inside Laois footballer's new bar in Portlaoise

Michelle Hogan


Michelle Hogan

A stylish new bar and restaurant is opening in Portlaoise this weekend and the Leinster Express had the first sneak peak inside as the finishing touches were being applied. 

Laois footballer Kieran Lillis has joined forces with Dublin GAA star Bernard Brogan and Alan Clancy who is behind the NolaClan group to open the brand new establishment on a long term lease.

The bar will open on Friday evening in time for the Old Fort Quarter festival and the Leinster football final on Sunday.

Lilly's Bar has been completely transformed from its former days as The Blue Door, Manhattan Mixer and Egan's featuring a brand new bar and total refurbishment inside. 

Have a look through the first pictures above taken inside the pub showing part of two different seating areas.

Laois footballer Kieran Lillis hopes stylish new Portlaoise bar will be 'a bit of the city in the country'.