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Sean's Bar

13 Main Street, Athlone, Ireland
+353 90 649 2358
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Fun to speak to Sean!

I loved speaking to Sean about the history and reasons he made his whiskey- which is (spoiler... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wilmington, North Carolina
via mobile
Good strong Irish coffee

Had a few diferent occasions where an irish coffee was the order of the day so hit Seans up for a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Enda W
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13 Main Street, Athlone, Ireland
+353 90 649 2358
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Reviewed yesterday 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
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a few diferent occasions where an irish coffee was the order of the day so hit Seans up for a nice cozy old Irish pub feel. Nice barman. Loved the cozy snugs and the booze did the job.

Thank Enda W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Of course, if you are near Athlone, you have to stop at Ireland’s oldest bar, right? We thought so. We were glad we went because we can say we’ve done it, but it’s not really our cup of tea. The place was packed and we...More

Thank TiffanyP15
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great little spot in the centre of Athlone with the biggest bear garden around. There is live music 7 nights a week (so the taxi man told us. Well worth a look

Thank Grahammullally
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great live music and a busy proper Irish bar we were sorry to leave early as we had a meal booked elsewhere

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing service and fabulous cocktails. Loved the ethnicity of the place especially the sawdust on the floor. It was deceptively big from what you could see from the high street. I had to leave with a t shirt after all it’s not often you visit...More

Thank Gayle L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped into Ireland (and possibly Europe's) oldest pub for a pint after visiting Athlone Castle. It dates from 900AD! Sean's is deceptive in size, the main bar area is small, but there is an area in the back with an outside patio that could...More

Thank Erik K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our road trip took us from Dublin to Galway and there was always only one place we'd call at en route - Athlone to visit Sean's Bar! What a fantastic, small, old pub. Despite being close to lunchtime, we were lucky to get a table...More

Thank Lucy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in on a random night out. Place was packed in the front so we took our drinks out the back which was much bigger and had a great cocktail bar. Band start playing eventually, good atmosphere about the place. Had different ages of customers....More

Thank Fiona B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On night we visited it was Student night. So packed. Very small space. No room to get to bar. Seats were scarse most people stand at Bar. If it is Oldest Bar in Ireland that's it's only claim to Fame ! Sorry

Thank May D
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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
28 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