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Europe’s oldest pub is the pride of Athlone – here’s a peek inside

It’s bleedin’ ancient.

THE OLDEST PUB in Ireland is an often contested claim.

Sean’s Bar in Athlone, however, has the most convincing. It was founded in 900 AD and is in the Guinness Book of Records as being Europe’s oldest pub.

It was originally known as Luain’s Inn, and it was owned by Boy George briefly in 1987.

#SeansBar #Athlone #Ireland Great pint of #Guinness

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A peek inside, and it looks exactly how you’d imagine an old Irish pub to look.

It’s got the fireplace

A serious pint of Guinness

Friday evening pints 🙌🏼 at #irelandsoldestpub #seansbar #Athlone #iheartathlone #friday

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Trad music

The entertainment in Sean's Bar.

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Sawdust on the floor

Ireland day 4. Oldest bar in Ireland.

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This PROPER cup of tea

Shite on the walls


They do fancy cocktails too

You might even see a celeb

It’s the perfect watering hole

It's all about that pub life 🍻 Sean's Bar, the oldest pub in Ireland est 900 AD

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The decoration is superb

I know that #dance ... Welcome to the #ladies #toilet ... #seansbar #Athlone #Ireland

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Inside Sean's Bar- Ireland's oldest pub

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