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    November 2023

    The Ireland Funds

    We would like to sincerely thank the Ireland Funds and its donors for the generous support received under the Heart of the Community Fund 2022. It was of tremendous benefit…

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    May 2023

    Remembering George Fitzmaurice

    We remember the great Irish playwright and writer, George Fitzmaurice, who passed away 60 years ago this May. Fitzmaurice was known for his sharp wit, unique dialogue, and rich characters…

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    March 2023

    Whiskey by Maurice Walsh

    To mark World Whiskey Day we are sharing this article written by Maurice Walsh first published in The Bell magazine in the 1940s. Before becoming a full-time writer Maurice worked…

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    March 2023

    New Exhibition Coming Soon

    Kerry Writers’ Museum is delighted to announce that it will soon open a new exhibition of Celtic illumination artwork by artist Michael O’Connor.  Born and raised in the Georgian townhouse…

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    March 2023

    Remembering Bryan MacMahon

    This year marks the 25th anniversary of the passing of writer Bryan MacMahon.  Born in Listowel in 1909, MacMahon was a folklorist, short story writer, poet, playwright and producer of…

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What people are saying about us
  • Popped in here to escape the rain and get a cup of tea and cake. Very reasonable prices and great service. Then noticed the little hare jumping around on the wall when I used the toilets! Looked very intriguing and prompted us all to buy tickets to the museum. Wow! So worth it as the exhibits and the way it was presented was lovely, really unusual. So informative and so different to other museums. Really good value for money and a real highlight to the town.

    Great Service (Trip Advisor Review)

    – March, 2023

  • Most impressive is how ingrained in both The Creative & local communities The Seanchaí is, from the workshops, coffee mornings & plain old drop ins, To Book launches, poetry recitals, projects & engagements with the local schools. The Seanchaí is a much loved and universally treasured cultural icon. By the inhabitants of Listowel, most of Co. Kerry and West Limerick.

    Mark Ollerhead (Google Review)

    – March, 2023

  • We had requested the 30-minute tour, but happily lingered for an hour longer than we had planned. As we exited, we looked at each other and laughed out loud at our good fortune. We could have so easily missed this experience that left us feeling moved, intrigued and a bit more educated about the Kerry writers. In our delight, we failed to tip our guide but I will be going to your donations page to make a modest pledge in gratitude for our host whose name we did not record to memory.

    Jane Braswell (Google Review)

    – March, 2023

  • Our visit to the Kerry Writers Museum was a very memorable experience from beginning to end. Cara, who was working at the centre that day, was very welcoming and most helpful. The exhibition of the Kerry writers was imaginative and most engaging. The seanchai relating the background stories each writer was magic! A wonderful experience all round.

    Cara (Google Review)

    – May, 2021

  • This museum has been developed with great care and meticulous attention to detail. The audio elements are matched perfectly to the installations which are beautifully presented. The option to activate the audio guides in each room without resorting to the use of handheld devices worked very well. This is a must see/hear for anyone with an interest in Irish writing. There is also a little coffee shop and gifts on sale.

    Beautifully Curated (Trip Advisor Review)

    – July, 2019


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