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Kerry Writers' Museum
Listowel, Co. Kerry
Family friendly
Rainy days
Visit the Kerry Writers' Museum in Listowel, County Kerry. This fascinating museum portrays the lives of North Kerry’s famous writers including John B. Keane, Bryan MacMahon and Maurice Walsh with an informative audio visual experience.

Discover Kerry Writers' Museum, Listowel, County Kerry, in a beautifully restored 19th-century Georgian residence next to Listowel Castle.

Travel back in time and learn about the lives of North Kerry’s famous writers through stunning audio visual presentations in the Landscapes Room. Hear about the life and works of Brendan Kennelly and George Fitzmaurice, and see what influenced John B. Keane and Bryan MacMahon to pick up a pen.

Take a moment to enjoy Ireland's master Seanchaí Eamon Kelly recount the great oral tradition that nurtures the talent of many brilliant Irish writers. Listowel is a magnet for those who love the written word and storytelling.

After a wander around this fascinating museum, drop into the Castle View Café for a tasty lunch or sweet treat.

Tips from locals

Head to the museum's forecourt and check out the magnificent views of Listowel’s Norman castle and the statue of literary giant, Bryan MacMahon.

Contact details
24 The Square, Listowel, Co. Kerry, V31 RD93, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 2 hours here.

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