Listowel & North Kerry

Experience North Kerry

North Kerry boasts not only beautiful scenery, but is filled with amazing characters too, most notably in Listowel, the home of Ireland’s largest Literary Festival; Writers Week.

The beautiful heritage town of Listowel with Georgian square on the banks of the River Feale is a modern Irish town where stories begin and where people are cherished. A welcome awaits all who visit this place, whether its for a chat at the Farmers Market on Friday mornings, a whistle-stop tour on the Lartigue Monorail, a pint & a story at John B Keanes Bar, a gig at Mike the Pies, people watching in the Listowel Arms Hotel, shopping in Listowel’s fashionable boutiques, walking through Childers Park taking in the Garden of Europe. A truly special place, its only when you have visited, that you can truly understand Listowel’s magic that continues to inspire artists and writers alike.

Just 15 minutes’ drive from Listowel a little further along the Wild Atlantic Way on the scenic north-west coast is the seaside resort of Ballybunion is a haven for everyone.  With two European Blue Flag sandy beaches, and spectacular high cliffs. Take in a round or two of golf on the world-renowned old course. When the wind is up, go surfing or try a spot of shore fishing along the Cashen river.  For families there is a modern outdoor children’s playground, Crazy Golf, and the Health and Leisure Centre with three Indoor Pools, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam Room and state of the art Gym. And to finish of your day Ballybunion boast some of the finest restaurants and pubs in the region.  And at the end of a long day sit in front of an open fire and enjoy the many traditional tunes and stories which will carry you well into the night. Ballybunion something for everyone.