Our Mission

Our Mission at Kerry Writers’ Museum is:
To enrich the lives of the local community and visitors to Listowel by collecting, safeguarding, holding in trust, displaying and interpreting a variety of material and objects relating to the rich literary heritage of County Kerry, and the cultural, social and political heritage of Listowel & North Kerry. We provide a wide range of socially inclusive cultural & educational events & activities for the lifelong discovery and enjoyment of the works & lives of the Kerry writers and the cultural, social & political heritage of Listowel and North Kerry.

In fulfilment of our Mission, we aspire to:

– Communicate the work of the Kerry writers to the widest possible audience

– Enhance the visitor experience through the provision of creative, engaging and informative exhibits
– Develop, strengthen and sustain the Museum’s role as a cultural organisation through organising exhibitions, targeted activities and other outreach programmes
– Provide specialist services for researchers and students. For instance continually developing, documenting and promoting our collection

Our Vision

An institution valued by all of our visitors and users for promoting the widest understanding and appreciation of Co. Kerry’s distinctive literary and cultural heritage.

Guiding Principles

The role of education is fundamental to ensuring a high level of visitor satisfaction. We operate with integrity and provide equal access for all.