The Old Shamrock Bar

The boarded-up Shamrock Bar on Connacht Street in Athlone

I love this old pub on Connacht Street here in Athlone. There’s something so poignant about its dereliction. Vacant shopfronts like this are fading fast – Athlone is a growing metropolis. Across the street from the old Shamrock Bar is a brand-new shopping/apartment complex.