Listowel Town Information - Listowel Food Fair 2016
Listowel is a thriving inland town on the banks of the River Feale. In the town are the ruins of a castle which belonged to the Lords of Kerry, and was the last to hold out against the Elizabethan forces during the Desmond revolt; in 1600 it was taken by Sir Charles Wilmot, who put the garrison to the sword.
Activities and attractions include: angling for brown trout on the River Galey and on the River Feale . Teach Siamsa Folk Theatre at Finuge (3 miles/5 km). Day coach tours. Centre for Writers Week, Harvest Festival of Ireland and 'Wren Boys' Championships. Horse-racing Festival meeting in September.
There is a literary and cultural centre with a theatre which features Irish traditional music and an exhibition.
John.B.Keane (statue pictured below) wrote of his home-town;
"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."
PLACES TO STAY IN LISTOWEL INCLUDE:
Allo's Bar, Bistro & Townhouse - info
The Listowel Arms Hotel - Info
John R's Self-Catering Apartments -Info
For more accommodation options info please click here.
For extensive information on Listowel, where to stay, fun things to do, places to eat etc, please visit the Love Listowel website (Click the image to the left for access)