Sean’s Bar-Irelands Oldest Pub

Attractions in Athlone

Seans Bar 7

Sean’s Bar-Irelands Oldest Pub




When you decide to treat your partner to an unforgettable night in Sean’s Bar in Athlone, you’ll be walking through the doors of time, as Sean's isn’t just officially the oldest pub in Ireland, it could very well be the oldest pub in the world! How about that for a date night with a difference? This awesome pub dates back to 900A.D, and you can even view an exposed wall consisting of the ancient wattle and daub; the rest of the original 9th Century walls, along with coins, are now on display at the Dublin History Museum. The town of Athlone is built on the banks of the mighty River Shannon, and the brightly painted buildings shine out in a rainbow of eye-catching colours. Welcoming visitors from all around the world, sit by a roaring fire and enjoy ancient artefacts that cover the walls. Whether it’s a perfect pint, the black stuff or how about Sean’s bars very own whiskey! “Slainte!”

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Seans Bar 7

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13 Main Street ,
Athlone, Co. Westmeath , N37 DW76





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Sean's Bar, Main Street, Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland

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