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Listowel Castle

The Square, Listowel, Ireland
+353 68 22566
Review Highlights
a free tour well worth the 40 minutes of your time

My wife and I were on holidays in North Kerry and spent a day in Listowel. We didn't even know it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Not much left but the Tour guide was very good

This is 1/2 of a Tower House. Although much of it is now gone. The Tour guide provided a great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Marc T
Lansdowne, Canada
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The Square, Listowel, Ireland
+353 68 22566
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were on holidays in North Kerry and spent a day in Listowel. We didn't even know it had a castle before our visit! Our guide Ann was very enthusiastic and helpful, as well as knowledgable and made the past come alive...More

Thank GeorgeH478
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is 1/2 of a Tower House. Although much of it is now gone. The Tour guide provided a great overview of the unique features of a tower house

Thank Marc T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just popped over to the castle to have a quick look after having lunch and had just missed the official start time for the guided tour. However as it was quiet and just the two of us the guide was happy to show us...More

Thank Robb H
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Was impressed with the ruin from the street but apart from the information you get from the sign, don't see the point of spending much time here. It could be improved with perhaps some static displays showing the history, why it mattered, relics or artefacts...More

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 26 March 2017

My so and I visited in the off season (ie when it is meant to be the coldest, snowiest and wettest). We'd wanted to stay in Ballybunion, but that is closed to tourism in the off season - so instead we stayed at Listowel and...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Although this castle is mostly a ruin, it has been fixed up so that you can get up to the upper floors and the young tour guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable.

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The Listowel Castle is located just off the Square in the beautiful town of Listowel in Kerry. It is the remains of an old castle. Beautiful backdrop for photos.

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Great front although it was closed for the season when I called (sep) still it was interesting to read the info about the history and the way the castle was caught using tunnels , nice wee info ratio centre and garden to the front markets...More

Thank binflynn1
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We arrived thinking this was a free and self-guided castle tour. It was definitely not self-guided, there were chains keeping us out. And, I think the booth had a charge listed but am not 100% sure. We wandered around outside and got a feel for...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Thanks to lovely energetic Annette, the guide, the visit was very pleasant. She explained us about the castle and the "closets" to keep the dresses out of lice (!!!) and the way they used horses' hair to fortify the mortar!

Thank SiRi C
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