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The Seanchai Kerry Writer's Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Excellent creative presentations in a small museum honoring writers

This small museum in Listowel exceeded my expectations by offering excellent creative presentations... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Falls Church, Virginia
Welcoming facility with very helpful staff.

My genealogy research showed that I had ancestors that lived in or around Listowel. Prior to our... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Sheri W
Kansas City
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3 weeks ago
“Excellent creative presentations in a small museum honoring writers”
23 Oct 2017
“Welcoming facility with very helpful staff.”
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...more
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24 The Square, Listowel V31 RD93, Ireland
+353 68 22212
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small museum in Listowel exceeded my expectations by offering excellent creative presentations of the life and work of the writers honored there. Each small room honors one writer with a theme related to the writer's life, such as a pub, a classroom, or a...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

My genealogy research showed that I had ancestors that lived in or around Listowel. Prior to our visit I had communicated via e-mail with the staff at the facility, specifically Tom, who was very helpful in finding additional ancestors beyond my research capabilities. We visited...More

Thank Sheri W
Cara T, Manager at The Seanchai Kerry Writer's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Dear Sheri, thank you so much for your kind review and also for the delicious barbeque sauce. I will pass your comments to Tom and other staff members. I am glad we could be of some help to you and hopefully we will see you...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

What a wonderful venue for coffee and a snack where one feels surrounded by pictures of North Kerry's famous writers. The welcome is really warm.

Thank Seán H
Cara T, Manager at The Seanchai Kerry Writer's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

HI Seán, thanks for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Seanchaí soon.

Reviewed 26 July 2017

This is a very nice spot to visit for the museum and stay for a bit of lunch. The writers of North Kerry are celebrated here along with a bit of local history. This is a very unique place to visit and not to be...More

Thank BigJimAtlanta_GA
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
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