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Whether you're looking to discover Listowel's historic past or explore spectacular North Kerry, you'll be amazed by just how much there is to see and do.

Listowel Races

How it started The origins of the Listowel races can be traced back to an annual gathering at Ballyeigh, Ballybunion, about nine miles from Listowel. This event, which can be traced back to the early nineteenth century, consisted of a variety of game …

Listowel Races, Islandmacloughry, County Kerry, Ireland

Listowel Writer’s Week

The annual event takes place at the June Bank Holiday each year. The first festival took place in 1971 by the founding members include John B Keane, Bryan MacMahon and Seamus Wilmot. The Festival was established to celebrate these writers and to prov …

24 The Square, Listowel, Co. Kerry, Ireland

St John’s Theatre and Arts Centre

Originally a beautiful, 19th century church, today, St John’s is a magnet for culture and theatre enthusiasts from all corners of the world. The theatre’s uniquely shadowy ambience, combined with the charisma of its manager, ‘Vicar Joe’, make St John …

St John's Theatre and Arts Centre The Square, Listowel, Co Kerry

Kerry Writers’ Museum

Ignite your imagination and discover a dream world, a whole world of magic told by the Seanchaí – the bearer of Irish folklore. Embark on a journey set against the canvas of some of the greatest wordsmiths the country has ever seen. There will be mys …

24 The Square, Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland

Listowel Castle

Originally a fortress of the Green Knights, a hereditary Norman knighthood, today, Listowel Castle gives our visitors an opportunity to step back in time and experience what life was like in medieval Kerry. Situated on a steep embankment, overlooking …

Listowel Castle, The Square, Islandmacloughry, Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland

Pat McCauliffe Architectural Stucco

A kingdom of words and stories, a vibrant artistic centre, Listowel loves and treasures its artists. One of our most loved and treasured is Pat McAuliffe (1846-1921), architectural and stucco artist, whose fusion of architectural schools continue to …

Lartigue Monorail & Museum

Listowel’s Lartigue Monorial really is one of a kind; a replica of the original steam monorail, preserved for future generations and enjoyed by thousands of visitors from all corners of the world. Visitors are taken on a short monorail journey, where …

Lartigue Monorail and Museum, John B. Keane Road, Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland

Childers Park and Woodlands

We have taken our beautiful natural landscapes and created a park where children and adults alike can grow, enjoy nature and have fun. Kerry is world famous for having nature and its beauty at its front door, and Listowel is no different. Things to D …

Townpark, Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland

The Famine Graveyard – Teamplaillin Bán

Having a special place in the hearts of Listowel people, this respectfully restored graveyard and monument is somewhere for people to pay their respects and remember those who have lost their lives. Tempall Bán: Aspects of the Famine in North Kerry b …

The Famine Graveyard, Ballybunion Road, Listowel Co. Kerry