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The Seanchai Kerry Writer's Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Unique and extremely well-presented

My daughter is writing a book on her family from Listowel and thought this would be a perfect spot... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Howard S
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Philly
Well done small museum

This small but evocative museum of writers was a surprising find. We were driving from Dingle to... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
mlc-Chelsea
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Boston, MA
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25 Oct 2018
“Unique and extremely well-presented”
20 Oct 2018
“Well done small museum”
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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24 The Square, Listowel V31 RD93, Ireland
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

My daughter is writing a book on her family from Listowel and thought this would be a perfect spot to learn about the writers from the area. The museum is so unique! Different rooms highlight a particular writer and each room as items with a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Howard S
Reviewed 20 October 2018

This small but evocative museum of writers was a surprising find. We were driving from Dingle to Doolin and had a stop in Listowel for lunch. We happened upon this small, neat, tidy and creative museum honoring local writers. Do make time to make a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mlc-Chelsea
Cara T, Manager at The Seanchai Kerry Writer's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thank you for your excellent review. We are glad that you found us and enjoyed your visit. We are working on some new presentations for the museum and we hope you can visit us again soon to experience these.

Reviewed 22 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ann1989
Reviewed 24 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

Date of experience: October 2017
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 13 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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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

Date of experience: August 2016
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

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank ennisbannerman
Reviewed 28 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

Date of experience: June 2016
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

Date of experience: June 2016
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