" 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."

Christmas Craft Fair - Sunday December 14th

Our annual Christmas Craft Fair will take place on Sunday December 14th from 11 am to 5 pm.  Admission Free.


New DVD "River of Words - The Collection" Now Launched. Available to Buy Here Online

River of Words

The Collection

The life stories of six famous Irish writers from North Kerry

Also featuring the last interview given by John B. Keane

rivers of words cover-frontDescribed as the literary capital of Ireland, Listowel, and indeed North Kerry has produced an abundance of world famous writers, giving it a uniqueness not to be found in any other part of Ireland.

This DVD brings together for the first time the life stories of six famous writers from North Kerry in a series of documentaries first produced in the 1990s. Narrated by Barry McGovern, each documentary features a new introduction by family & friends of the writers.


Santa Claus at the Seanchaí - Sunday December 14th

Santa & Mrs. Claus will be visiting the Seanchaí Centre this Christmas, and this is your opportunity to meet the great man.


Traditional Irish Music Classes

Traditional Irish music classes are held every Wednesday from 3 pm from October to May.  Our 2014/15 season commences on Wednesday October 1st


Listowel Rambling House - January 31st 2015

Our next Listowel Rambling House will take place on Thursday January 31st 2015 from 9.15 pm.





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