Ireland's oldest literary festival, Listowel Writers' Week celebrates its 50th festival this year.
Listowel is a picturesque heritage town situated in County Kerry in the southwest of Ireland. The annual literary festival is famed for promoting writing and all its genres throughout the literary community, and creates an environment in which literature can be appreciated by the widest possible audience and where writers and readers celebrate the written word, together. This year, they were delighted to present their first virtual festival. Although it will be difficult to recreate the magical atmosphere of the festival, they are thrilled to be able to reach out to the diaspora and provide the opportunity to join them on a virtual tour of Ireland's literary capital, Listowel.
This special online event toured of the streets and square of Lovely Listowel, where the past fuses with the present to create a vibrant literary environment. Visitors were able to meet the people, view the landmarks and relive the historical events that have made the town such a special place.