Returning to Ireland in the mid 1960’s after a more than a decade spent in Canada, Dan Finnegan went into business with his brother Peter in a small pub located at Bride St. beside Dublin’s Christchurch cathedral. In 1970 he took a gamble and bought his own pub in the quiet, leafy suburb of Dalkey, from Joe Larkin and so began the history of Finnegans Sorrento lounge.