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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 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 enthuasists from all corners of the world. The theatre’s shadowy ambience, combined with the charisma and friendliness of the staff who run it, ensure S …

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

Kerry Writers’ Museum

Kerry Writers’ Museum Listowel has always been a magnet for visitors passionate about the written word, storytelling and all things cultural, so it should come as no surprise that we have constructed a splendid building for them in the heart of our t …

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

Listowel Races

Listowel’s September Race Meeting is one of the most important in Ireland. It is the last major festival of the Summer and the last one before Christmas so the crowds make the most of the festivities. Traditionally it was the meeting where the farmer …

Listowel Races, Islandmacloughry, County Kerry, Ireland

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

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

Childers Park and Woodlands

If you like beautiful natural scenery and relaxing walks, you will love our town park. Our ‘River Walk’ takes you along the meandering embankment of the river Feale, with fantastic views of Listowel Castle and Listowel Bridge. The peaceful Gurtinard …

Listowel Playground, Townpark, 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 …

Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland