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Sean's Bar

Closes in 8 min: 10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
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Step back in time

Loved this bar. Rustic with a wonderful atmosphere. great guiness. friendly staff and locals.A must... read more

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satisfiedtraveller19
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County Mayo, Ireland
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Unexpected Surprise Visit

We are driving thru Atlhlone and found Ireland’s oldest pub, and the world’s longest running pub... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
IGetArounnd
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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 Main Street, Athlone N37 E9H2, Ireland
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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 friendly staff irish coffee great guinness open fire great night few drinks saturday night old style visiting athlone
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Reviewed today via mobile

Loved this bar. Rustic with a wonderful atmosphere. great guiness. friendly staff and locals.A must visit if your in Athlone

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There were loud louts, smoking in an enclosed space, drunks shouting and music that was extremely loud and inappropriate.

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Muircheartach
Reviewed 4 days ago

What the pretty pictures don't tell you is the overly aggressive bouncers and the rude staff. Went there with 6 friends, we are all in our sixties. Refused to serve us because there were too many of us,.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We are driving thru Atlhlone and found Ireland’s oldest pub, and the world’s longest running pub Sean’s. Excellent hospitality and Craic. Nice whiskey that they will be exporting to US soon.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank IGetArounnd
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our drive from Dublin to Galway, we just had to stop at Sean's Bar in Athlone since it's the oldest bar in Ireland (I think it's recently received the status of oldest bar in Europe, but not 100% sure). So we made a pitstop....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ahbaum
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very famous spot that I've finally managed to grab a bite in! Athlone isn't a big tourist target but if you are this way this is definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank baldandbeautiful666
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Still trying to wrap my mind around age of the location and standing the test of time. And when in Ireland for my 1st time and to experience my first Guinness at SEAN's Bar is one heck of an experience. Be sure to stop in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kdsoup
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was on a tour with 40 people and the tour guide called ahead to see if they would open early, at 10:30. I'm sure the owner was glad he did. Probably 30 of those on the bus hit the oldest pub in the world...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank DavidTally
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

If you are coming to Ireland and you are going to be remotely near the centre of Ireland in your travels, you'd be mad not to drop into one of the world's oldest pubs and irelands oldest, Sean's bar. Even if it didn't have the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

Cosy place and a friendly staff. Only had a coffee but it looks like a nice place to sit down when it's cold outside. Nice and relaxed atmosphere.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Joseca80
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.
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car0lfitzgerald
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
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rumgurl
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
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