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Millstream House makes and ideal base to discover the charms of Listowel and the surrounding Kerry region. Suggested activities include:

  • Listowel is a designated heritage town with a remarkable literary tradition. The Kerry Writers Museum in the Square in Listowel  contains exhibitions paying homage to the life and works of John B. Keane, Bryan MacMahon, Brendan Kennelly, Maurice Walsh and George Fitzmaurice.


  • The 2018 Writers Week Festival takes place from the 30th May until the 3rd June 2018. It consists of workshops, lectures and competitions and participants include many of the leading Irish and international writers. It allows aspiring writers the chance to meet and learn from these people in a convivial and relaxed atmosphere.


  • Enjoy a pint in John B Keane's bar. The pub is now in the capable hands of Billy Keane and the walls feature memorabilia from John B's extraordinary career


  • The world renowned Ballybunion Golf Links is a mere 9 miles away, For any golfer this is an essential part of the trip to Ireland


  • In 2018 the Listowel Races take place over seven days in September (9th-15th). The atmosphere and 'craic' make this one of Irelands most popular horse-racing events and many people prefer it to even the Galway races. There is also a two day meeting on the 3rd and 4th of June 2018.


  • The river Feale is one of Irelands best salmon fishing rivers. The river passes within 200 meters of Millstream House. Fishing permits can be arranged with the local anglers club


  • Railway enthusiasts will be delighted with a trip on the restored Lartigue Railway. This unique monorail originally ran from Listowel to Ballybunion. A section of the track is now restored and allows visitors a chance to experience this unique railway experience