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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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Cosy & fabulous

Stopped here for a pint to get out of the rain. Had a really lovely lovely experience. Warmth, welcome, chat, beer & coffee....just fabulous

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stopped here for a pint to get out of the rain. Had a really lovely lovely experience. Warmth, welcome, chat, beer & coffee....just fabulous

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Athlone, Ireland
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely bar for a quiet drink! Go here with the mates for a couple at the weekends! Great time had all the time!

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Sligo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Looks like a great little pub from the outside and the bar in fairness is nice but all is lost with the madness of the awful music and noise from the marquee in the back yard. The point of it being the "oldest pub in ireland" is lost between trying to be something else aswell.

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Clemson, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

While visiting Athlone, we were told to stop in @ Sean's Bar. Get there around 5pm that's when the music starts. So we did. Sure enough, the musicians began to gather, some locals. A couple from the Netherlands was sitting next to us, he had brought his guitar & joined the group. He'd been doing that all over Ireland. However,... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The people there are sound. The man made Irish coffee by hand even when machine was broke. You get a discount from the castle. Nice open area to back, overooking shannon.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Extremely popular bar at all times of the day. Typical Irish bar - no seats, full of memorabilia sent from all around the world by enthusiastic punters, beer garden at back full of students. Saying that the live music was good and the atmosphere great even though there wasn't room to move. We tried a few bars over a couple... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff, great atmosphere, decent scoop and sawdust on the floor. Perfect for a mid afternoon pint, an evening out or anything in between. Lovely stuff.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Anyone who reads my reviews will know that a rating of one is given rarely - but thoroughly deserved. My wife and I walked in to Sean's Bar at 4 pm on a Thursday afternoon. The barman looked up and noted our presence. There was one other couple at a table and two people at the bar, all with drinks.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great pub in the heart of Athlone. Can't be beaten for atmosphere, location or a decent pint! The beer garden is covered and usable in all weathers particularly when the smaller front bar is full, which it usually is given Sean's popularity.

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Scunthorpe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

- even if the sawdust on the floor was over thermoplastic tiles, not bare boards! Fascinating place with good atmosphere even on the quiet Monday afternoon when we visited. Although it's authenticity is disputed, it certainly looks and feels as if it COULD be the oldest pub in Ireland?

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Additional Information about Sean's Bar

Address: 13 Main Street, Athlone, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 90 649 2358
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Westmeath  >  Athlone
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday 10:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday 10:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday 10:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday 10:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday 10:30 am - 12:30 am

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