The Midlands Nightlife

Sean's Bar

  • 13 Main St. Map It
  • Athlone
  • Bars/Pubs

Published 08/11/2015

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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 AD 900. 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 every night of the year.

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

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Published 08/11/2015


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