Welcome to Listowel

Literary Capital of Ireland

John B Keane's Bar

Born in Church Street in 1928, John B. Keane is  a literary legend in Ireland. John B.'s hugely popular summer pub theater kicks off in the William Street watering hole, with some great entertainment lined up for July and August with singing, storytelling and drama. The entertainment starts at 9.15 pm each Tuesday and Thursday and is well worth a visit.  http://www.facebook.com/JohnBKeane

John B Keane wrote of Listowel;

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.