KERRY - Heritage Town of Listowel

Entire bungalow hosted by John & Betty

  1. 8 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 3 bathrooms
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorperson.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.


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Great property in Kerry where you will be assured of a warm Irish Welcome from Betty and John.

Come and enjoy the Kerry craic! (Craic is the Irish word for fun!)

On 3/4 of an acre, the all level accommodation and suitable for persons with limited mobility and wheelchair users. Free WiFi.

The space
Cead Mile Failte - a Hundred Thousand Welcomes - to Derry House, a 5* guest-rated property, which is also featured as 5* rated on TripAdvisor, and a place where you will be assured of true Irish hospitality.

Only 14kms ( 9 miles) from the WILD ATLANTIC WAY Drive, the Heritage Town of Listowel has a history which goes back to the 12th century with Listowel Castle and the Fitzmaurice clan.

Not in the more expensive tourist accommodation locations, and yet still close to everything, Listowel is so well positioned as a base for your home-coming or a vacation.
We are centrally located for day trips to attractions in County Clare, County Limerick, County Cork and our own lovely, scenic County Kerry - known as The Kingdom.
- making LISTOWEL the best place to be for your vacation, honeymoon or home-coming.

Listowel, a designated Heritage Town, has many on-going activities and we DEFINITELY recommend a visit to John B. Keane's pub (John B's) located centrally in the town and only minutes from the property on the edge of town.

The property is wheelchair accessible and suitable for guests with limited mobility.

We can accommodate up to 8 guests - please ensure that the three bedroom and five bed layout is suitable for your needs.
We also have a cot/bed suitable for a baby or small child.
There are three en-suite bedrooms:
Bedroom 1 - A king size bed
Bedroom 2 - A king size bed and a single bed
Bedroom 3 - A king size bed and a single bed and has a wheelchair accessible en-suite.

The kitchen sink and hob can be lowered for use by a wheelchair user.
Please contact us for more information about our facilities.

Other facilities include washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, iron and ironing board, microwave, double electric oven and hob, Welcome Basket, hair-dryer in each bedroom, etc.

DAY TRIPS : Just a few suggestions -
*Limerick City - only 45miles/72kms from here
"Glenstal Abbey just 15 minutes from Limerick is a place where the monks recite their prayers and Mass with chant.
*Adare Village with it's quaint thatched houses.
*Bunratty Castle - outside Limerick - perhaps take in a Medieval Banquet show.
*Kiss the Blarney Stone" at Blarney Castle and visit nearby Cork City (about a 2 hour drive).
*Titanic Experience" - Cobh (Cove) near Cork City, and formerly called Queenstown, was the pick-up point for 123 passengers before the ship embarked on that fateful voyage to America.
*Tralee Town" and it's Geraldine Museum and much more.
*Killarney Town" - Muckross House, Killarney's Lakes and the surrounding area - Take a trip with a jarvey in a jaunting car.
*Castlemaine is a town you may pass through - this was the birthplace of "The Wild Colonial Boy".
*The Ring of Kerry Drive - absolutely fabulous.
*Cross over the Shannon River into County Clare to visit the Cliffs of Moher and The Burren.
The ferry is only 15 minutes from here and the crossing will have you in County Clare in 20 minutes.
*Crag Cave - 30 minutes away, discovered in 1983 and thought to be over 1 million years old.
*Take the short trip to Asdee, ancestral home of the wild west outlaw Jesse James.
His father emigrated from here to Missouri where young Jesse was born on September 5th 1847.
*Ballybunion Golf Course" - if it's good enough for Bill Clinton and Tiger Woods to play a round early!
*Listowel Pitch and Putt Course are a few minutes from here.
*Ballybunion Surf School" - With four miles of golden blue flagged beaches, Ballybunion offers waves for beginners, intermediates and the wild Atlantic cliff break provides exhilarating surf for the seriously advanced.
*Dromin Equestrian Centre is just a few minutes from us.
*Salmon and Trout Fishing on the River Feale - the river meanders around the town of Listowel.
Sea and shore fishing in the Atlantic - lots of places are to be found locally.

We sincerely hope this has given you an idea of how well positioned we are, here in Listowel, for you to enjoy many local amenities and wonderful day trips to fantastic scenic drives and cultural locations.
Return to your accommodation, relax and later. maybe stroll to the town for some "craic agus ceol" - fun and music.

Derry House is actually 240 metres off the main Listowel to Tarbert Road and in a quiet cul-de-sac.
The road has five other family homes along it, all professional people, great neighbours, and we are the end house.

Listowel is a famous literary town and frequently called The Literary Capital of Ireland.
Annually, in May/June it hosts Writers’ Week, a literary festival overflowing with art, drama, poetry, film, music and story telling.

A few miles from the town, a local man, Maurice Walsh, penned a book with a well known title - "The Quiet Man", which was adapted and turned into a Hollywood film starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.

A few miles up the road is the town of Foynes.
The actress, Maureen O'Hara, is a patron of the Foynes Flying Boat Museum
It was also here that our world famous Irish Coffee was invented!
*Irish Coffee Making Championships" - this is held annually in Foynes, around June

The Listowel Racecourse hosts two horse-racing events each year and the race course is only a 3 minute drive from here.

One of Listowel’s treasures is The Garden of Europe, located in the Town Park.
It contains over 2,500 trees and shrubs from all over Europe.
It is only a short distance from us - right beside the golf course, down by the riverside.

If you need information on anything for your vacation with us, we will be happy to have it ready for you on, or before, arrival.

We can be reasonably flexible in respect of these times as long as we don't have any bookings on the day before, or after, your visit.

We wish to Thank You most sincerely for considering staying in Derry House, Listowel, County Kerry - where a warm Irish Welcome awaits you and the place to make new friends.
Every Good Wish
Betty and John

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed, 1 single bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Patio or balcony
Luggage drop-off allowed

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4.95 out of 5 stars from 86 reviews


Where you’ll be

Listowel, Kerry, Ireland

The Heritage Town of Listowel is a place where you can arrive as a tourist and leave as a local!

The property is in a quiet area and only minutes from the town centre and stores, yet with a countryside feel about it.

A petrol station is only a couple of hundred metres from the property and it has a mini-store for basics. You can also have a breakfast there with other take-away eats.

Hosted by John & Betty

  1. Joined in June 2011
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John is a former member of the Irish Defence Forces (Army) and Betty is a retired HSE worker.
We love to travel and we particularly love to meet and greet good people to our county - The Kingdom of Kerry - Heaven's Reflex - call it what you will, you'll never know until you go!

We love promoting all Ireland, our county, our culture, our history, our fabulous scenery, our music, our songs, and our Irish dancing!

We believe that every host should be an ambassador for their country and do their utmost to help guests enjoy their stay by helping them plan their stay even before they arrive and making sure they enjoy their hard-earned vacation.

We want our guests to leave happy, to want to return again to Ireland and to bring their family and friends next time.
John is a former member of the Irish Defence Forces (Army) and Betty is a retired HSE worker.
We love to travel and we particularly love to meet and greet good people to our…

During your stay

We are 99.99% of the time available to help you with any questions and advice.

John is very happy to bring you to the local pubs and introduce you to some great characters.....musicians, singers and story-tellers very welcome!
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 15:00 - 00:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy