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Excellent tour guide! Very interesting!

It had been eight years since I had been in Ireland and Listowel and we traveled in the off-season... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Howard S
Taking the guided tour

Going back on my pictures from my holidays in Ireland and stumbled across Listowel castle and I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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All reviews guided tour great tour free tour writer's museum free entry off season answered all our questions great overview next door interesting information in town well worth the visit opw history staircase ruin remains
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It had been eight years since I had been in Ireland and Listowel and we traveled in the off-season. I'm not sure if the castle was not yet refurbished and open for tours or it was just closed due to time of year. In any...More

Thank Howard S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going back on my pictures from my holidays in Ireland and stumbled across Listowel castle and I remember the fantastic time I had there. We were treated to a great tour of the Castle by the very knowledgeable and charming Ciara. Ciara was very enthusiastic...More

Thank buzzybee466
Reviewed 16 September 2018

I highly recommend the free 40 minute tour of this castle. I was surprised that there was so much to see in the castle - from the exterior approach to the castle, it appears to be more of a ruin than it is. Go here...More

1  Thank Mary K
Reviewed 11 September 2018

I got lucky and had the same tour guide in Listowel. Morgan what a great historian. There was a family also on the tour and Morgan was great to get them involved. Would recommend this tour

Thank Stephanie3459
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Visited here a few weeks ago with another adult and a 6 year old. There are tours every 30-40mins and these are FREE. Our tour guide was Agnes (Una), and she was just amazing, a credit to the OPW and Listowel Castle. She was very...More

Thank niamhobrien2016
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Listowel castle may look very like the more famous Bunratty castle, but is much smaller internally (essentially the front wall is all that really remains). However, with a good local guide to explain the history, this is a very nice attraction and worth the visit....More

Thank Kerryclan
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Well worth doing full of interesting historical stories all brought together by a great tour guide Agnes.

Thank MLixnaw
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We hoped to break up our drive from Dingle to Doolin with a stop for lunch and saw the castle was open on the Bank holiday. What a pleasant surprise. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the castle history and architecture and much more! Highly...More

1  Thank SaintPaul1952
Reviewed 3 August 2018

The guided tour of listowel castle is excellent. Informative, interesting, quite pacey and best of all free.

Thank Richard N
Reviewed 3 August 2018

You definitely want to experience this on a guided tour. It's 100% free and we learned so much. Not just about the history of this castle but about medieval castle life in general. Very interesting and well worth the 30 minutes.

1  Thank Sean Q
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28 August 2017|
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Response from Eamonn G |
Hi there, Unfortunately the Castle will not be open in October, however you can try calling Desmond Hall, on 003536977408, and you may be able to arrange a tour.