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The Seanchai Kerry Writer's Museum

24 The Square, Listowel, Ireland
+353 68 22212
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Incredibly well kept!

In such a small town, it has been a wonder to find an incredibly detailed museum. In June, they... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2016
SiRi C
Nowhere, Oklahoma, United States
Museum to celebrate Kerry writers in their own place

This museum celebrates the great Kerry writers. The most of whom are household names even to people... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2016
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Seanchaí – Kerry Writers’ Museum honours over eighty writers from Kerry over the centuries, some of which have become national and international figures in the world of literature. It is a museum of words and spirit where the imaginative worlds of the great Kerry writers are evoked
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
24 The Square, Listowel, Ireland
+353 68 22212
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

In such a small town, it has been a wonder to find an incredibly detailed museum. In June, they have a Writer's Festival every year and many other events all year round. Thank you again to Tom (I hope I got the name right) for...More

Thank SiRi C
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This museum celebrates the great Kerry writers. The most of whom are household names even to people who are not regular theatre goers. There are detailed accounts of their lives in plaques in each room that is dedicated to them. There is also an exhibit...More

Thank ennisbannerman
Reviewed 27 June 2016

So there is in Listowel, just off the main square, this amazing literary museum. Each of the large rooms in this fine house has an audio track, but it will take you 129 minutes to hear them all, but try some, and look at the...More

Thank Douglas S
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

This was an organised group trip and it was highlight of my trip to Listowel. Very interesting and very well portrayed, and the lady who guided us did an excellent (sorry I can remember her name) job with singing and bodhran playing. It was so...More

Thank Jezerbel
Reviewed 11 September 2015

I had a friend visit and took them on the tour of the Literary and Cultural center. It was really interesting Vincent the tour guide gave us lots of local and Irish history information. We learnt all about J B Keane, Brian McMahon, Brendan Kennelly...More

Thank Bernie C
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Spent a really enjoyable couple of hours at the Seanchai with some great storytelling from actress Angeline who introduced a small group of us to five wonderful Irish writers. The museum has a personalised room for each of the five with artifacts and details of...More

Thank Chrissie C
Reviewed 1 August 2015

The official name is Seanchai' Kerry Literary and Cultural Center, and it is located just across the Square in Listowel. It provides a wonderful opportunity to get acquainted with Listowel's famous sons, the authors and poets born in and around this Kerry town. The tour...More

Thank heidev2015
Reviewed 26 May 2015

We visited the Kerry Literary and Cultural Center as part of our mystery tour and all the staff were just so accommodating. Their enthusiasm and passion for the writers of Listowel is truly astounding, and well done to Angeleen and all the actors for their...More

Thank LouiseBourke
Reviewed 13 May 2015

I think its a wonderful idea to have a museum dedicated to the "men of words" who were born in this area and although I had never heard of any of the 5 men honoured in this way, I was touched and inspired by the...More

1  Thank Jilldutoit
Reviewed 28 April 2015

If you like Listowel Writers week you will love this place. It's very well laid out and some of the staff are actually helpful.

Thank rickcro
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