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Sean's Bar

Open Now: 10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
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Sean's bar has so much history. Its a must visit! There's nothing quite like settling in with a... read more

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Right near city Centre and the oldest Pub in ireland and arguably the World. Dating back to 900... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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13 Main Street, Athlone N37 E9H2, Ireland
+353 90 649 2358
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All reviews oldest pub in ireland great atmosphere beer garden the pub live music traditional music pint of guinness smoking area irish coffee friendly staff great guinness open fire great night few drinks old style visiting athlone definitely worth a visit
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Reviewed yesterday

Sean's bar has so much history. Its a must visit! There's nothing quite like settling in with a lovely Irish Coffee next to the fireplace and getting to hear the story of Sean's, the history of Irish Whiskey and more. We had planned to just...More

Thank Dretti299
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Right near city Centre and the oldest Pub in ireland and arguably the World. Dating back to 900 AD!! Quaint and has its own personality. Gotta try one of Sean’s original stouts, whiskey, more. Excellent!!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Oldest bar in Ireland or maybe the world. Beautiful wee bar great music and craic and music is great . Can get busy at evenings so go in early for a pint or two

Thank billyjan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bar can trace its roots back to 900ad. That alone is amazing but they back up their claims with section of the old wicker wood walls and manor coins. The main reason to go is they are also a brewery/distillery, and yum! They have...More

Thank bobdelw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting the bar on a family function we encountered the most rudest barman ever. He was totally unprofessional to a friend who spoke with an English accent. I have been in Sean's most of my life and have never experienced such a rude person...More

Thank OnAir730469
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have few drinks here as it was recommended by the hotel we staying in . Loved it . There was DJ out the back and played all different types of music.great wee night here.

Thank Tina G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ah Sean’s, I don’t know where I would be today if it wasn’t for Sean’s bar to brighten me up any time I’m feeling rather thirsty! Always plenty of music everyday during the summer, and on weekends other times during the year. Bar staff all...More

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a bar which is steeped in history. A mural nearby commemorates Mark Begg an early Athlone entrepreneur who once owned this bar and started the first stagecoach service to Dublin. This bar is full of character and characters. It is often packed to...More

Thank Gearoid O O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was the only place I ask to visit when my family and I went to Ireland. The history is amazing! The staff was very friendly as well as telling in great detail the history of Sean's. If your planning on a visit to Ireland,...More

Thank Jeannie J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went there after our meal and it was the perfect end to the night. It has intimate nooks and crannies hidden within and the atmosphere is chilled and calm.

Thank Marcella C
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July 22, 2018|
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Response from 3chooks | Reviewed this property |
There's a super organic cafe just up the road from Sean's below the Bastion b&b. Highly recommended for breakfast and lunch or just yummy drinks/snacks.
February 7, 2017|
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Response from Cathy M | Property representative |
yes we have music every night. music starts about 10pm. trad/ballads/accoustic each night . hope to see you soon
December 28, 2016|
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Response from Cathy M | Property representative |
Hi rumgurl, hope all is well with you. Yes there are trains from Heuston station Dublin to Athlone daily. We are only a five minute walk from the train station in Athlone. If you were planning to visit us for a night there... More