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.

Fighting Words Kerry

Fighting Words is coming to Kerry!  Seanchaí - Kerry Writers' Museum, Listowel will become the first centre in Kerry to take on the Fighting Words programme.  Fighting Words helps students of all ages to develop their writing skills and to explore their love of...

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History Lectures

Listowel & District Historical Society in association with Seanchaí - Kerry Writers' Museum presents the following History Lectures this Spring: Sunday April 22nd @ 7 pm - Sinn Féin Food Committee vs. the Earl of Listowel by Kay Caball. In 1917, with shortages and...

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Open Mic Readings

Literary Listowel Open Mic Reading takes place on the first Thursday of every month from 11 am to 1 pm. Poetry in the Park reading takes place in the middle Sunday of every month.  Writers of all genres are invited along to read their work in a friendly atmosphere,...

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