Welcome to Listowel
Listowel has more literary credentials than your average provincial town, with connections to such accomplished scribes as John B Keane, Maurice Walsh, George Fitzmaurice, Brendan Kennelly and Bryan MacMahon. They're featured at the Kerry Writers' Museum, and on a literary mural on Church St, opposite the police station. Keane is remembered with a statue on the opposite side of the square, in which he seems to be hailing a cab.
The town's tidy Georgian streets are arranged around an attractive main square with a Norman castle overlooking the River Feale.