" The Seanchaí is a visitor attraction in the Heritage Town of Listowel which presents the works of the great Kerry writers in a unique audio-visual experience. Located in a 19th century Georgian residence in Listowel’s magnificent Square, the Centre features five of the County Kerry’s most esteemed writers – John B. Keane, Bryan MacMahon, George Fitzmaurice, Brendan Kennelly and Maurice Walsh. The writings of these national and internationally renowned literary figures are filled with an abundance of rich characters, humour, romance and tragedy drawn from the towns and villages of North Kerry. The words of the writers will make you laugh and cry, but above all you will come away from your visit to Seanchaí with a sense of the people and places that shaped Kerry’s literary genius."
Created on Friday, 07 November 2014 17:12
The life stories of six famous Irish writers from North Kerry
Also featuring the last interview given by John B. Keane
Described as the literary capital of Ireland, Listowel, and indeed North Kerry has produced an abundance of world famous writers, giving it a uniqueness not to be found in any other part of Ireland.
This DVD brings together for the first time the life stories of six famous writers from North Kerry in a series of documentaries first produced in the 1990s. Narrated by Barry McGovern, each documentary features a new introduction by family & friends of the writers.Read more...