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The Midlands Nightlife

Sean's Bar

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Updated 04/28/2014

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In Athlone's buzzing Left Bank sector, Sean's Bar styles itself as the world's oldest pub (a claim some cynics dispute although a framed certificate from the Guinness Book of Records says otherwise), dating to 900 AD. Sawdust on the floor of this dimly lighted, low-ceiling, long narrow bar helps give it a rustic look and soaks up spillages. Framed pictures and prints line the walls alongside maps of the Shannon navigation system, and the beer garden stretches almost

down to the water. There's traditional music most weekend nights in the summer.

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13 Main St., Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

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Updated 04/28/2014


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