Sean's Blog

Sean's blog will keep you up to date with pub life at Ireland's oldest pub. As well as keeping you updated on the latest news from Sean's, we will also share old stories from Athlone and the Midland's

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CNN begin investigation to discover the world's oldest pub

CNN's 'Great Big Story' production team arrive into Sean's bar and interview Timmy as part of their investigation into the World's oldest pub. The video is due to be aired later this year.

Sean's bar launch new whiskey

With over a thousand years of history we at Sean's bar have decided it was time we launched our own whiskey range. Our first is a specially blended whiskey, matured in bourbon casks and is now available to buy by the shot or by the bottle at the bar

Today FM's Dermot & Dave show broadcasts live from Sean's Bar

Sean's bar was delighted to host Today FM's Dermot & Dave show on Friday April 7th. The comedic duo were in Athlone as part of their national tour.

BBQ Season Launch at the Boathouse @ Sean's

Sean's bar and Savoury Fare Food Company launched their 2017 BBQ season on Thursday March 30th.

Learn to pour the perfect pint of Guinness

Learn how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness at the home of Ireland's oldest pub. The six-step ritual's as legendary as the beer itself - from the 119.5 seconds it takes to pour to the iconic surge and eventual settle.

How Athlone got its name.

With a history dating back over 1100 years, Athlone strategically has always been a very important location on the River Shannon. Situated in the very heart of Ireland with Lough Ree to the north and the waters impassible to the south until Clonmacnoise, the Ford at Athlone was the only crossing point for miles. So where did the name Athlone originate from?

The opening of the Boathouse bar at Sean's

February saw the opening of the Boathouse bar at Sean's - an amazing and spectacular meeting place with a fantastic view of the river Shannon.