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Sean's Bar

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Address: 13 Main Street, Athlone, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 90 649 2358
Today
10:30 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 12:30 am

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whilst Sean's is heading towards being a little touristic, it is still a wonderful place for a drink and fun, and very atmospheric and enjoyable

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Dublin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I have been frequenting this bar for 25 years - I have a boat on the river - it is so sad to see it now that it has turned into a loud drinking emporium with a bouncer on the front door - shame on the owners - Sean Fitzsimons must be turning in his grave. It is just a... More 

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Ireland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Its fair to say that hens and stags can be noisy but I feel that we were not annoying anyone when we were told my a very rude bouncer, you either go out the back or leave. Its safe to say we left as we felt in which the manner we were given the options was nothing short of down... More 

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midlands, Ireland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

whilst Sean's is heading towards being a little touristic, it is still a wonderful place for a drink and fun, and very atmospheric and enjoyable

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County Mayo, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Absolutely brilliant bar! Staff are so welcoming and accommodating!!! Thank you Paul & co! We were able to reserve our own little area & put up some decorations, the barbeque was lovely, just what was needed!

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

popped in for a lunchtime beer, easy to see why it's a tourist attraction! Interesting quirky place- sort of place we like so thumbs up from me.

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Irelandsoldestpub, Manager at Sean's Bar, responded to this review

Hi Jess C, Thanks for the thumbs up! hope we'll see you again in Sean's Declan More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It is quaint and the Guinness is good but did not like the PVC tiled floor for the pub to be so old the floor could have been better thought of. PVC floor and sawdust ???

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Cork, Ireland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

If in Ireland call here.....It is the best Pub in Ireland .....As well as being Irelands oldest pub it is also its best .. A must see ....

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Fantastic atmosphere! Had a lovely table by the fireplace and enjoyed a perfectly poured pint with a snack of peanuts.

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ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great music the first visit, great music this time, Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Lovely buzz in the place, mix of locals and tourists. Definitely worth a visit. I'm a publican, managing a bar that is famous for its music and atmosphere, this is the real thing.

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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Our family of 8 stopped for lunch and picked a winner. Great food, lots of history, right on the river, and Jimmy is nicest barkeep you could ask for. The old Dallas cast has been there and he collects patches from American police departments.

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