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Museum in Listowel

Kerry Writers' Museum

The audiovisual Writers' Exhibition in this Georgian building gives due prominence to Listowel's heritage of literary observers of Irish life. Rooms are devoted to local greats such as John B Keane and Bryan MacMaho…
Castle in Listowel

Listowel Castle

Standing between the town square and the river, this 12th-century castle was once the stronghold of the Fitzmaurices, the Anglo-Norman lords of Kerry. It was the last castle in Ireland to succumb to the Elizabethan …
Literature in Listowel

Writers' Week

Bibliophiles flock to Listowel for five days of readings, poetry, music, drama, seminars, storytelling and other events held at various locations around town. The festival attracts an impressive list of writers, whi…
Museum in Listowel

Lartigue Monorailway

Designed by Frenchman Charles Lartigue, this unique survivor of Victorian railway engineering once ran between Listowel and Ballybunion along the coast. The renovated section of line is short (less than a kilometre)…
Pub in Listowel

John B Keane

Once run by the late writer himself, this small, unassuming bar is swathed in Keane memorabilia.