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Sean's Bar

13 Main Street, Athlone, Ireland
+353 90 649 2358
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Oldest Bar in Ireland!

Had a blast with my business partners on a trip to Ireland. Surprised to know it happened to be one... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mark M
via mobile
Great pint of guiness !!!

Really cool pub and a nice pint of the good stuff. Usually packed but never have to wait too long... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Adam L
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 00:30
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13 Main Street, Athlone, Ireland
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+353 90 649 2358
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a blast with my business partners on a trip to Ireland. Surprised to know it happened to be one of the oldest bars in the world! Great memories Ana would definitely visit again!

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really cool pub and a nice pint of the good stuff. Usually packed but never have to wait too long for a pint.

Thank Adam L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in and had a pint! Great little pub but has a huge beer garden- loved all the old pics and bits of the pub history -- great bar to visit!

1  Thank wolverine031001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like stepping back in time this unique bar is a joy. Sawdust on the floor adds to its charm. We went in during the day and again at night. The evening found us struggling for a seat as it's that popular. Live authentic Irish music...More

Thank L T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Ireland for the first time, last week. Our cottage was in Ballymahon so we had the opportunity to visit Sean's Bar on two occasions. This is a must see place if you are in the area. We all had a fantastic time....More

Thank Ray12342015
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great evening out. Good company and great music in the oldest pub in Ireland. Reputed to be the oldest pub in Europe.

Thank doveandhawk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were having a great night. Just don't ask for a stool if you are pregnant in the outside area. You won't be accommodated. Discrimination against women? Think so.

1  Thank Jackie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told this was a great place for something to eat, however, when we arrived, the place was very poorly lit; the area overlooking the Shannon was full of very rowdy people and was not conducive to a creating a peaceful space for eating....More

Thank Elizabeth S
Cathy M, Manager at Sean's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Elizabeth, I would love to know where you get your recommendations from? We are a pub that happens to be Ireland's oldest .. We do not serve food in the bar nor do we even have a kitchen.. The place where you were sitting...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you first go into the pub it's small and dark ... but then you go out to the beer garden and the place was buzzing .. great band playing really had a fantastic night

Thank James L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great pint of Guinness. Great atmosphere, interesting pictures and memorabilia. Lovely open fire, cosy and warm.

Thank Emma C
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car0lfitzgerald
8 February 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
29 December 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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Grainne M
4 October 2016|
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Response from Cathy M | Property representative |
Hi Grainne, Thanks for your enquiry. On a Saturday night we do not hold reserve areas due to the size of the pub and the crowds that visit the pub on a Saturday night. We can hold a space up to around 6/7pm if that suited... More
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