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    Listowel, County Kerry Listowel, County Kerry

    Listowel Writers' Week

    Writers and book lovers from all over the world make their way to Listowel for a celebration of culture and imagination!
    County Kerry
    Art & Culture
    1hr 30mins from Shannon Airport
    Ireland's oldest literary festival

    Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Listowel Writers’ Week has stood the test of time and is regarded as one of Ireland’s greatest literary and arts festivals. Lovers of the written and spoken word can join writers, artists and poets in the beautiful town of Listowel, County Kerry, for five days of talks, walks and performances...

    Listowel, County Kerry
    +353 (0) 68 21074
    May 2022

    Listowel Writers' Week

    Activities around Listowel, County Kerry

    Literary delights at Listowel

    Half a century since its inception, Listowel Writers’ Week continues to draw writers and book-lovers to this beautiful Kerry heritage town on the southwest corner of Ireland, transforming it into the centre of the literary universe. Broadcaster and author, Graham Norton called it “The best literary festival in the world,” and Emma Donoghue, author of Room said “I love the warmth and informality of this wonderful gathering.”

    Enjoy talks from renowned authors, take a masterclass in drama or poetry, or tour the Kerry Writers’ Museum. Round off your evenings with trip to the theatre, a film screening or a literary pub crawl to soak up everything on offer in this unique festival.

    For people who like books, ideas and a generous dollop of celebrity, the literary festival is a summer fix

    The Irish Times
    Listowel, County Kerry Listowel, County Kerry

    Listowel Writers' Week, County Kerry

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