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.
Kerry Writers Museum have developed a strong network with local historians, heritage experts, writers and researchers. It is their unique and encyclopaedic knowledge of the local people and their stories, combined with access to local records and resources, that has enabled the development of our Genealogy Research Services.
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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...read more
Literary Listowel 'Open Mic' Reading takes place on the first Thursday of every month from 11 am to 1 pm. Writers of all genres are invited along to read their work in a friendly atmosphere, which will be hosted by a member of the Seanchaí Writers' Group. Whether you...read more
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