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Sean's Bar

Address: 13 Main Street, Athlone, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 90 649 2358
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Ranked #1 of 11 Activities in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Performances, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nightlife, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Performances, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nightlife, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 12:30 am

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Leeds
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Good atmosphere , good prices and a fun place to be. The entertainment was particularly good. Apparently the oldest pub in Ireland but this may not be true. Hope it is . Great t shirts for sale stating this fact . Will definitely call again next time on business.

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Westport, Ireland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

A nice relaxed drink in Ireland's oldest drinking spots, the fire was light and good music was playing a way in the background.

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Local regulars and trad musicians are wonderful. Get some kidding started by ordering a Murphy's. Share a joke and get a joke.

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ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

ten minutes waiting to be served at the bar while the barman played with the till.four customers walked out and went to the castle inn across the road

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

Dear Jackiejd2001, Thank you for your feedback. I was sorry to read that your experience was a negative one. As you can see from our other reviews we are known for our friendliness and we have set ourselves very high standards of customer service. I would appreciate if you could email us your contact details as we would like to... More 

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Good atmosphere, with friendly bar staff and good entertainment, good variety of beers and good cocktails at great prices.

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Athlone, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The live music in Sean's is powerful, good atmosphere always ,and one of the best pints of Guinness in town I think. Love the open fire and if its very busy a lovely open area out back, all in all a fab pub.......

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County Clare, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Spent a pleasant evening here with my husband. It was nice to sit back and just watch the crowd. Such a mix! The guinness was lovely and the bar staff pleasant. Would return.

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Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A must visit for the pub lover. Tim is very friendly and helpful bartender. Went to get a map to show me something and he had run out of them. I said I would get some from the castle next door since he was going to help find something for me on the map.

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Guinness record holder for Ireland's oldest pub. The front bar is very traditional. Live folk band in the corner when we visited on Saturday. Murphys, Guinness and some generic lagers on tap. Decent price for the stout, but not the cheapest in town. But you go for the atmosphere and the roaring turf on the fire. The back of the... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Purportedly the oldest working pub in Irleand (since 900 A.D.), Sean's is a "must" if you're spending any time in Athlone. Just around the back of Athlone Castle, this is the quaintest pub experience we had on our trip. It's small, with a low ceiling (as you might expect a first-century pub to be). But the crowd was warm and... More 

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