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Kerry Writers' Museum
ListowelCo. Kerry
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Visit the Kerry Writers' Museum in Listowel. This fascinating museum portrays the lives of North Kerry’s famous writers including John B. Keane, Bryan MacMahon and Maurice Walsh with an informative audiovisual experience.

Discover Kerry Writers' Museum 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 audiovisual presentations in the Landscapes Room. Hear about the life and works of Brendan Kennelly, 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 on-site 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.

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