The Experience

FIND OUT HOW THE GREAT WORKS OF THESE WRITERS WERE INFLUENCED BY THEIR ENVIRONMENT.

A Visitors Attraction

IN THE BEAUTIFUL HERITAGE TOWN OF LISTOWEL, FEATURING THE WRITERS OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RENOWNED LITERARY FIGURES.

A Unique Audio-Visual

FEATURES FIVE OF THE COUNTY KERRY’S MOST ESTEEMED WRITERS – JOHN B KEANE, BRYAN MCMAHON, GEORGE FITZMAURICE, BRENDAN KENNELLY, AND MAURICE WALSH

Discover

HIDDEN ROOMS WITH ARTEFACTS USED BY NORTH KERRYS FINEST WRITERS

The Location

LISTOWEL IS THE LITERARY CROSSROADS OF NORTH KERRY

The Literary Capital

LISTOWEL, AND INDEED NORTH KERRY HAS PRODUCED AND ABUNDANCE OF WORLD FAMOUS WRITERS

The Texts

GREAT LITERARY EXCERPTS DECORATE THE WALLS OF THE MUSEUM.

The Authors

DEDICATED INSTALLATIONS FOR NORTH KERRY WRITERS. EACH OF THE GREAT

Take A Glimpse

AT THE LIFESTYLE OF A WRITERS

The Seanchaí is a visitor attraction in the Heritage Town of Listowel which presents the works of the great Kerry writers in a unique audio-visual experience. Located in a 19th century Georgian residence in Listowel’s magnificent Square, the Centre features five of the County Kerry’s most esteemed writers – John B. Keane, Bryan MacMahon, George Fitzmaurice, Brendan Kennelly and Maurice Walsh. The writings of these national and internationally renowned literary figures are filled with an abundance of rich characters, humour, romance and tragedy drawn from the towns and villages of North Kerry. The words of the writers will make you laugh and cry, but above all you will come away from your visit to Seanchaí with a sense of the people and places that shaped Kerry’s literary genius.

The Story Frog

The Story Frog sessions take place every Wednesday from 11 am to 12 noon. The Story Frog is an original phonics and literacy preschool class which aims to support parents and caregivers in teaching their children early reading and writing skills through play.  Classes... read more

The Siege of Jadotville

As part of Listowel Military Tattoo a screening of the acclaimed film ‘The Siege of Jadotville’ starring Jamie Dornan will take place on Friday April 28th at 8 pm.  The film tells the true story of the 1961 siege of a 150-member Irish U.N. battalion under... read more

Listowel Rambling House

Listowel Rambling House will take place on Thursday April 27th from 9.15 pm. The “rambling house” tradition has been revived in recent years, particularly in North Kerry, where people come together to be entertained by songs, recitations, stories, and... read more

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