Pic: This Irish pub is the oldest bar in Europe (and possibly the world) 7 years ago

Pic: This Irish pub is the oldest bar in Europe (and possibly the world)

A fine tradition of drinking in Athlone.

Sean's Bar in Athlone is known for its cosy atmosphere, its fine Guinness and there is something else, oh yes, its World Record for being the oldest pub in Europe and possibly the world.

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The pub has been serving pints to locals for over 1,115 years, having been established around 900AD.

If you are thinking of planning a road trip any time soon this might be something to mark on the map.

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It can be found on the banks of Ireland's longest river, the Shannon.

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This pub has seen its way through good times and bad, hosting characters such as U2 and infamous TV villain JR Ewing (Larry Hagman), as well as a large number of American tourists who flock to the pub to check out its old school atmosphere.

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Doesn't it leave you hankering for a pint?

Pics via Sean's Bar