Visit the Kerry Writers’ Museum in Listowel

Ignite your imagination and discover a dreamworld, a whole world of magic told by the Seanachaí – the bearer of Irish folklore. Embark on a journey set against the canvas of some of the greatest wordsmiths the country has ever seen. There will be mystery, there will be murder, there will be love, there will be comedy and then there will be more magic. At Kerry Writers’ Museum you will be immersed in the universes of John B. Keane (The Field), Bryan MacMahon, Brendan Kennelly, Maurice Walsh (The Quiet Man) and George Fitzmaurice in a dizzying swirl of words. Follow their museum mascot Púca the Hare on an interactive story trail.

How much is admission?

You’re in luck! Nothing at all! Admission to the museum is completely free of charge, however any donation is very much appreciated.

Step back in time and discover the history of Ireland’s ancient landscape at ‘Listowel through the Ages’ interactive exhibition. Explore Medieval Ireland and the Famine, the turbulent years of War and Independence. Encounter enchanted underwater cities, rebellious Knights, and the world’s strangest train! Filled with an abundance of rich characters, humour, romance and tragedy drawn from the towns and villages of North Kerry, the works of the writers will make you laugh & cry, but, above all, you will come away from your visit to the Kerry Writers’ Museum with a sense of the people and places that shaped Kerry’s literary heritage.

  • Monday – CLOSED
  • Tuesday – 10:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday – 10:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday – 10:00 to 17:00
  • Friday – 10:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday – 10:00 to 17:00
  • Sunday – CLOSED

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