Literary Listowel ‘Open Mic’ Reading will take place on Thursday May 4th 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 write poetry, prose or songs, everyone is welcome to perform. Literary Listowel ‘Open Mic’ Readings take place on the first Thursday of every month.
Admission is free and tea/coffee and freshly baked scones can be purchased in the Museum Café.
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 are imaginative, exciting and provide children with awe and wonder experiences through glitter filled, fun and inspiring activities.
Price – €7 per child per session drop in or book in advance. Sibling discount €10 for a child plus a sibling.
About the teacher: Maria
As a mum of 2 children I understand how essential it is to stimulate growth & development from a young age. Incorporating my lifelong passion for Books & Crafting, I am delighted to be introducing The Story Frog, both educational & fun way to learn Phonics ,as well empowering parents to aid there child in developing the skills………….LET THE FUN BEGIN!!!!
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 Commander Patrick Quinlan by 3,000 Congolese troops, led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. Jamie Dornan plays the Irish commander Patrick Quinlan while Guillaume Canet plays a French commander Falques.
Leo Quinlan, son of Commander Quinlan (from Kerry) will give a lecture on the Siege of Jadotville on Saturday April 29th at 8pm.
Admission – €5
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 dance. Musicians, singers and storytellers are invited along to perform in an informal setting, and anyone can join in the fun. Admission is free and a cup of tea and traditional brack will be served at half time! Listowel Rambling House takes place on the last Thursday of every month.