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

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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.

Genealogy Services

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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Autumn History Lectures

Listowel & District Historical Society presents a series of lectures during the month of October as follows: Thursday October 5th – Great Famine in Listowel & North Kerry by Bryan MacMahon Based on his recently published book, Bryan’s lecture will focus... read more

Culture Night 2017

Join us on Culture Night Friday September 22nd for ‘A Night in the Museum – In Poetry, Story & Song’ from 7.30 pm.  Take a unique tour of the Kerry Writers’ Museum and learn about the great writers featured in an interactive performance.... read more

Biography Writing Workshop – October 22nd

This one day Biography Writing workshop, directed by Polar exploration expert Michael Smith will incorporate finding the right subject, tips & traps of research, agent or no agent?, writing a synopsis for a publisher, the importance of presentation, locating... read more

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