GARDAÍ have launched an investigation after burglars broke into the pub formerly owned by US President Joe Biden's Irish ancestors.
Lily Finnegan's, in Biden's ancestral home of Carlingford, Co. Louth, was broken into at around 4am on Monday and a sum of cash was stolen from the premises.
A spokesperson said: "Gardaí responded to a report of a burglary at a premises in Greenore, Co. Louth on October 4, 2021, at approximately 4am.
"A large sum of cash was taken from the scene.
"No arrests have been made. Investigations ongoing."
A brilliant day here in Lilys welcoming former US Vice President Joe Biden back to Whitestown! pic.twitter.com/L6ayLLp0x0
— Lily Finnegans (@LilyFinnegans) September 15, 2017
The pub is named after a relative of Biden's maternal great-great-grandfather Owen Finnegan, who was from the Cooney Peninsula.
Biden himself visited the pub back in 2016 during his official state visit to Ireland as Vice President back in 2016.
When he arrived at Lily Finnegan's, he told a secret service agent "man, you're in heaven".
Biden didn't enjoy the traditional pint of Guinness during his stay, as he's teetotal, but he spent over an hour in the pub meeting and chatting to locals.
He visited the pub again when he travelled to Ireland for a second time in 2017.
The pub, which first opened in the 1840s, was renamed after Lily Finnegan after she took over the pub from her father in the 1950s.
She ran the pub until shortly before she passed away in 1994.