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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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Always a kicking place to visit

Great music, always packed. Good service. Was there with a friend for 2 drinks on a night out... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
L6043XXanneg
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HOW COULD ONE GO TO IRELAND AND NOT VISIT THE OLDEST PUB?

We stopped in to take a look, had a pint and listen to the bartender. He is very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mike W
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Winter Haven, Florida
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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 pint of guinness smoking area irish coffee friendly staff great guinness open fire saturday night great night few drinks old style visiting athlone definitely worth a visit
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a golf weekend, also in Sean's bar in various small respectful groups in the bar area's. We were then accused of been in a stag party even though suspected evidence of of hen party or parties there as it was about to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great music, always packed. Good service. Was there with a friend for 2 drinks on a night out. Always a must for a night out in Athlone.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank L6043XXanneg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in to take a look, had a pint and listen to the bartender. He is very knowledgeable and knows the history of Athlone and the pub. There were lots of friendly people there, sitting by the fire on a cold March day. Lots...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mike W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 March 18, 2019 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
3  Thank Muircheartach
Reviewed March 17, 2019

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
3  Thank Trevor O
Reviewed March 16, 2019 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
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Reviewed March 12, 2019

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 March 9, 2019 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 March 5, 2019

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
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Joseca80
July 22, 2018|
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Response from sharrongeg | Reviewed this property |
There is a casual, little restaurant right next door...and they probably serve in Sean's. I got the impression it was sandwiches and such.
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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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