Listowel Castle

Listowel Castle

Contact Details

Address:

The Square,
Listowel,
Co. Kerry.

Tel. No: +353 (86) 385 7201

Email: info@heritageireland.ie 
Email: padraig.oruairc@opw.ie

Opening Hours

2018

17th May - 16th 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 

Admission Fees

Free

Facilities

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

Guided Tours:

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