Official Listowel website: Listowel is nestled in the northern half of the County of Kerry on the banks of the River Feale. Described as the ‘Literary Capital of Ireland’, it has produced an abundance of world famous writers including John B. Keane and Bryan MacMahon, giving it a uniqueness not to be found in any other part of Ireland.
Listowel Writers’ Week website: Now firmly established as Ireland’s leading literary festival. An idea inspired by the late beloved Bryan MacMahon, it prides itself on the fact that many of the current galaxy of best selling Irish authors began their first tentative steps at developing their writing skills at the workshops in Listowel.
You are invited to be part of history and experience a unique mode of transport at the Lartigue Monorailway in Listowel. The reconstructed engine and carriages will take you on a trip back in time to an era which no longer exists. Witness its amazing engineering features as the engine is manually turned on the turntables for your return journey.
St. John’s Theatre, Listowel is a premier venue in the South West for the promotion of a monthly programme of Visual and Performing Arts, featuring the best of local, national and international product in Theatre, Music, Dance and exhibitions.
The journey of a lifetime awaits along the 2,500km of coastal road on the Wild Atlantic Way. Discover all the ways you can immerse yourself in this unforgettable part of the world.
Mickey MacConnell – writer & artist.
Finuge village & Sean McCarthy Memorial Festival website: Finuge is a traditional Irish crossroads village with a shop, a pub, Teach Siamsa and a G.A.A. pitch. It is also the host of the Annual Sean McCarthy Weekend Festival, which takes place around the beginning of August. See their website for details..
Kerry Archealogical & Historical Society was established in 1967 for the collection, recording, study and preservation of material relating to the history and antiquities of County Kerry. It organises a series of lectures throughout the year and a number of outings mainly during the summer months. The Society also publishes a Journal and Magazine on an annual basis.
Heritage Towns of Ireland website: One of the best sites on the web – the examples of towns and villages presented on this site have been designated Heritage Towns because of the unique character provided by a combination of architectural styles, often spanning many centuries, which gives them – and their visitors – a special feeling for the past.
Official website of Kerry County Council: Contains a wealth of useful information on many of the responsibilities of the couny council- including an online planning database. There is also the annual report (online), competitions, and an eform for customer feedback, and plenty of tourist information.
Discovered in 1983 and thought to be over one million years old Crag Cave, one of the largest cave systems in Ireland with a total surveyed length of 3.81Km, is a magical wonderland of stalagmites and stalactites.
Siamsa Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland, founded in 1974, reflects Ireland’s great wealth of music, dance and folklore on stage, through vibrant, colourful theatrical entertainment and to continue creating new folk theatre presentations, drawing on our traditions and a rich cultural reservoir.
The Foynes Flying Boat Museum recalls the era from 1939 to 1945 when Foynes was the centre of the aviation world for air traffic between the US and Europe. We have a comprehensive range of exhibits and graphic illustrations
The aim of the centre is to foster writing and an audience for literature in Ireland, and this it does by a year-round programme of readings, workshops, lectures and seminars as well as a range of support and information services.
The Munster Literature Centre, Tigh Litriochta, based at Frank O’Connor House, 84 Douglas Street, Cork is a resource centre established in 1993 to highlight, celebrate and promote all aspects of the literature of the Munster region of Ireland.
Dublin’s literary celebrities from the past three hundred years are brought to life through their books, letters, portraits and personal items at the Dublin Writers’ Museum.
The Patrick Kavanagh website is dedicated to the Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh. This site give information on the poet, his birth place Inniskeen, the area today, the Patrick Kavanagh Centre, and an on-line book shop where you can buy Kavanagh’s poetry and prose.
The Arts Council of Ireland website: The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon is an autonomous body established in 1951 to stimulate public interest in and promote the knowledge, appreciation and practice of the arts.
Maurice O’Keefe has compiled 120 CD’s on Irish folklore and storytelling. Many recordings have been heard on local radio and represent for future generations an unrivalled chronicle of the rich, cultural, musical and spiritual lives of a people.
On Culture Night, key artistic and cultural organisations in participating towns and cities, extend their opening hours until late in the evening to provide the public with increased access to various events.
Now in its 12th year, the Kerry Film Festival has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the major film festivals in Ireland attracting stars such as Juliette Binoche, Pierce Brosnan and Brenda Fricker, as well as showcasing work by up and coming film makers.
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