Top Irish pubs to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

15th March, 2016 by Annie Hayes - This article is over multiple pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Sean’s Bar, County Westmeath, Ireland

seans-barWhere better to begin than with Sean’s Bar – or just simply ‘Sean’s’ – which claims to be the oldest pub in Ireland, dating back to 900 AD. Frequented by many a celebrity, rumour has it that singer-songwriter Boy George even owned the pub for a short while. Excavations in 1970 produced a number of historic self-minted coins now housed at the National Museum of Ireland, but some do remain in cases on the walls of the pub. Whether immersing yourself in the pub’s rich history, listening to the various traditional Irish music acts on the roster, or just enjoying a pint pulled by the pub’s longest-serving barman, Dinny Brennan, who’s been there for 35 years, it easy to see why this is one of Ireland’s best-loved pubs.

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