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The Seanchai Kerry Writer's Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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I had a friend visit and took them on the tour of the Literary and Cultural center. It was really... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2015
Bernie C
County Kerry, Ireland
Entertaining and educative Irish Writers experience

Spent a really enjoyable couple of hours at the Seanchai with some great storytelling from actress... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2015
Chrissie C
St Albans
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25 Oct 2018
“Unique and extremely well-presented”
20 Oct 2018
“Well done small museum”
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 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

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 5 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

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 2 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

Date of experience: April 2015
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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

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed 14 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

Date of experience: April 2015
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.

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank rickcro
Reviewed 19 March 2015

Even if you don't know the work of all the local County Kerry writers, you'll be intrigued by their stories, shown through quotations, reconstructions, artefacts - and above all by enthusiastic volunteer guides. A place for reflection on what it means to be a writer!...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank olderromantic
Reviewed 8 January 2015

A little literary gem hard by the Castle and the Square. Great enthusiasm from the volunteers who run it - and a fitting tribute to a literary nation.

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank bryanedwin
Reviewed 13 July 2014

By their own admission, this is not an ordinary museum. It's more intellectual and philosophical than artifacts. The volunteers are passionate about their subject and are genuinely pleased to share their knowledge with you. Each room is dedicated to one of the writers. It's hard...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank MaxEtLili
Reviewed 1 April 2014

This is a lovely little museum which celebrates the wealth of Kerry writing. The work of John B Keane, Bryon MacMahon, George Fitzmaurice, Brendan Kennelly and Maurice Walsh is showcased here in a very intelligent way. The volunteers are a mine of information and very...More

Date of experience: March 2014
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