A pint in Ireland’s oldest pub is a must for anyone visiting Athlone. But when you hear it’s history it becomes even more so. Athlone is named after ‘the Ford of Luain’, an innkeeper who guided people across the treacherous waters of the ancient ford. The crossing point and the pub date back to 900AD and over the centuries the town we know today has grown around it.
This is a place steeped history and can still see the wattle and wicker walls on display. Listed in both “25 of the Most Incredible Bars in the World” and “50 Bars to Blow Your Mind” by Lonely Planet, a visit to Sean’s is a must! Pop in any night of the week and you’ll also see live music, laughter and an atmosphere like nowhere else.
13 Main Street,
Athlone, Co. Westmeath