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Sean's Bar

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

I have been here a few times on my visit to Athlone. The staff are helpful and friendly and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
Great spot

Called in for a drink before dinner. Great pub with loads of charm and atmosphere. The original... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Damien M
Dublin, Ireland
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
13 Main Street, Athlone, Ireland
+353 90 649 2358
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have been here a few times on my visit to Athlone. The staff are helpful and friendly and endevour the cater for all the customers needs. The walls are adorned with lots of interesting antiques and curiosities. You get a glimpse of how life...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Called in for a drink before dinner. Great pub with loads of charm and atmosphere. The original wall is there (or part of it). would love to go back for the evening!

Thank Damien M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely few drinks in the oldest pub in Ireland. Absolute gem. Staff are lovely, great traditional music playing. Well worth a visit.

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're in Athlone, you must visit Sean's bar on Main Street, it's a great place to spend a couple of hours. And it's the worlds oldest drinking hole!!! With plenty of photos of famous visitors!!

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first time visiting this charming pub,I really loved it,it's so cosy and staff are so friendly,ideal if you want to talk amongst friends without noisy background music,I will definitely be back soon

Thank Paddy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly bar. Bit of a step back in time. Really nice place. Caters for the passing tourist and local more permanent fixtures! Child friendly.

Thank fbi33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took some friends to Sean’s for a nice creamy Guinness and to have a look at the oldest pub in Ireland! 10/10 lovely barman service was good and quick with a smile. Does get quite busy at weekends but still a good spot for a...More

Thank Wallystar
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in during the middle of Hurricane Ophelia. Sean's was one of the few places open in Athlone that day and it was a great way to ride out the storm. The place wasn't crowded due to the weather, so he had a great talk...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy and warm. Nice alert staff. Guinness very good. Enjoyed few here and highly recommend. Can get busy fairly quickly so don't be shy in sharing tables with others. Worth a visit.

Thank SaggiArcherDublin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved speaking to Sean about the history and reasons he made his whiskey- which is (spoiler alert!) the original way it was made in 900AD. Now that is fascinating !!!! The bar was quaint and happy and I loved sitting by the fireplace for...More

Thank foxnmermaid
DeclanJDelaney, Manager at Sean's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear foxnmermaid, Thanks very much for your review. The person you were talking to yesterday was Timmy and I'm delighted you enjoyed listening to the history of whiskey which began here on Lough Ree in the 6th and 7th centuries. Glad you enjoyed the fireplace...More

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Questions & Answers
7 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
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
Grainne M
4 October 2016|
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