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Address: 13 Main Street, Athlone, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 90 649 2358
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10:30 - 00:30
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Sun 12:30 - 23:30
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 00:30

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Great place to relax enjoy a pint and enjoy some local live music!

Said to be the oldest pub in Ireland(though debateable with the Brazen Head in Dublin)! Great stop on the way to Galway or just in general if you are traveling through the center... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
SJ W
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Said to be the oldest pub in Ireland(though debateable with the Brazen Head in Dublin)! Great stop on the way to Galway or just in general if you are traveling through the center of Ireland. Went on a Thursday night and they had live music in the outside deck area. Plenty of seating yet a cozy Irish feel. If you... More 

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Thank SJ W
Cathy M, Manager at Sean's Bar, responded to this review

Dear SJ W. Thanks very much for your review of Sean's bar.. in fact I'm delighted you mentioned the Brazen Head as it gives me the opportunity to discuss the history of Ireland's oldest pub. Sean's bar dates back to 900 AD and is certified by the Guinness Book of World records. The Brazen Head dates back to 1198, and... More 

Ireland
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Nice place for a pint, oldest bar in ireland, good atmosphere.. lively during the week even when the rest of the pubs are dead

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Thank veegal
Limerick, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Second time in Seans bar Barman was friendly and pint was second to none sorry I couldn't stay for longer

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Thank paddyc50
Northern Ireland
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Second visit here, fantastic to be in oldest pub in Ireland. Sawdust on floor such good touch, great friendly staff. Close to every were in walking distance wine was lovely and hubby got great pint of guiness, definitely be back

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Thank marymNorthernIreland
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We were told to make sure you visit Sean's Bar in Athlone as it's the oldest pub in Ireland. We were not disappointed. There was live music and a great atmosphere. Great place for the craic !

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Thank LauraArabia
Dunboyne, Ireland
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

had lovely pint of guiness here, pub was packed the day we called as a tour bus had arrived with tourists for lunch so seating was at a minimum

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Thank yvonne562011
Oxford, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We visited here and had a fun time! Looks small from the outside but is huge! Lots of history and really good atmosphere! Live music. A must for visiting athlone!

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Thank toffeegirlie
Cork, Ireland
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Sean's Bar was recommended & we were surprised to find it a very enjoyable evening. There was a Trio playing very nice music. The people were friendly. We are not people who visit bars but enjoyed this one.

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Thank silverfox26241
County Meath, Ireland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We called in here for a drink while we were away for a weekend and ended up forgetting our video camera, the staff were very helpful and kept it safe for us until we picked it up....Thank you x

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Thank Siobhan G
Dublin, Ireland
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Nice pint of Guinness in the afternoon. Price very reasonable and barman was friendly outgoing with information and helpful. I didn't converse with anybody but it came across as a friendly welcoming bar. I overheard that there is entertainment every night. I would revisit to experience the old style pub with sawdust on the floor and the memorabilia on the... More 

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