Nestled in the northern half of the County of Kerry, along the beautiful coastal N69 route, known the world over the lush green countryside and peaceful meandering rivers, is located the lively market town of Listowel, situated on the banks of the River Feale. 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 be to found in any other part of Ireland.
This is reflected in the writings of the late John B. Keane, one of it’s most famous sons. Beautiful Listowel, serenaded night
and day by the gentle waters of the River Feale. Listowel where it is easier to write than not to write. Where first love never dies, and the tall streets hide the loveliness, the heartbreak and the moods, great and small, of all the gentle souls of a great and good community. Sweet, incomparable hometown that shaped and made me. Listowel has a long history dating back to 1303 where it first appears in the Plea Roll. Fortress to the Fitzmaurice family the town developed around Listowel Castle and its magnificent Market Square, one of its many distinguishing features.