20th May - 4th September
Monday - Sunday 09.30 - 17.30
Last admission 45 minutes before closing
Average length of visit: 1 hour
Listowel Castle can be opened out of season for tour groups by prior arrangement with Pádraig Ó Ruairc
Toilets and car/coach park close to site. Toilet for visitors with disabilities in the adjacent Kerry Literary & Cultural Centre.
Restaurant Monday - Friday in the Kerry Literary & Cultural Centre.
The construction date of the earliest castle at Listowel dates to the 13th century but the present castle was probably built in the 15th century by the FitzMaurices. The castle stands on an elevation on a steep bank, overlooking the river Feale, above the location of a strategic ford. A substantial part of the front of the castle survives consisting of two large, square towers of four storeys, standing almost to the original height of 15.3 metres, connected by a wall of the same height and linked together by an arch on one side. A major programme of conservation works has been undertaken at the castle including the provision of an external staircase to allow public access to the upper levels.
Location: Listowel town centre
Scheduled tours. Access by guided tour only
Videos/cameras are not permitted on tour
Maximum number 12
Duration: 40 minutes
Please note site is very restricted and can only accommodate groups of 12. All tour groups must pre-book.
Leaflet/Guide Booklet: None
Photography/Video allowed: No (while on tour)
Additional Information: Restricted access for visitors with disabilities