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“cranky old guy behind the bar-”
Review of Sean's Bar

Sean's Bar
Ranked #1 of 17 Nightlife in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence
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Burlington, Vermont
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“cranky old guy behind the bar-”
Reviewed November 7, 2011

Not much there except bragging rights to the oldest pub in Ireland. You might as well go there, take a picture, then move-on.

Visited September 2011
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Ireland
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98 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Well Worth a Visit, or 2!”
Reviewed October 26, 2011

Its what Irish Pubs are all about, Good Crowd, Good Drink, Good Music, Good Craic! And for added entertainment, Sawdust on the floor as well! Toilets could be cleaner however, but maybe that was pubs in the 1950s, or the 1150s!

Visited October 2011
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Galway, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Quaint”
Reviewed October 16, 2011

This is a quaint little pub with an uneven floor that slopes down to the Shannon. Front of bar is traditional with occasional musicians and an open fire. Middle of bar is like someone's front lounge. Rear of bar is a roofed beer garden with heaters. Pints are good hear and if the crowd in one zone is not your demographic just move up or down the pub accordingly!

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Cork
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Pub in Athlone”
Reviewed September 20, 2011

Place was hopping every night of the week. Great Service, good music and reasonably priced drinks. The oldest pub in Europe ( Circa 900 ad ). Don't leave Athlone without a visit and bring your camera.

Visited July 2011
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Hertforshire, UK
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Oldest pub in Ireland”
Reviewed September 16, 2011

Oldest pub in Ireland, well that's what they claim, and it's backed up by a certificate on the wall from The Guinness Book of Records. It's a basic Irish pub with live music from 10pm on the night we were there (Wed), it's a quirky little place with sloping flagstone floor and sawdust spread across, the walls are covered with sporting memorabilia such as cased stuffed trout, oars, fishing rods, jockeys silks etc. Also an open fire which was welcome on a cool evening. Nothing special, but a nice typically Irish pub with reasonable prices.

Visited September 2011
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