Brenda Woulfe is the owner of Woulfe’s Bookshop. Since April 2005, Woulfe’s Bookshop has been selling books in the town of Listowel, Ireland’s Literary Capital.

A traditional independent Book Shop for the discerning individual. A very wide range of interesting stock available. “Special Orders” for most books, tapes, CD’s etc. Orders are accepted by telephone, email or fax. There is a large children’s department. Book tokens, Greeting Cards, Audio Books, NAXOS, Classical Music CD’s, Story tapes and Quality Stationary are all stocked. We can also send a special book to a relative or friend anywhere in the world.

Being a Kerryman – By John B Keane

“Being a Kerryman, in my opinion, is the greatest gift that God can bestow on any man.

When you belong to Kerry you know you have a head start on the other fellow. In belonging to Kerry you belong to the elements, to the spheres spinning in the Heavens. You belong to History and Language and Romance and Ancient Song.

It is almost unbearable being a Kerryman and it is an awesome responsibility.”

Read this lovely article about my shop in the Irish Examiner

As a former bookstore owner, I know a great shop when I see one. Brenda has a wonderfully diverse selection. I found some books by Irish authors that I’ve been searching for, and am very grateful.


Great selection of very interesting books. Very friendly and helpful staff, and Brenda is wonderful.


Opening Hours

Monday: 10:30am – 5:30pm
Tuesday: 10:30am – 5:30pm
Wednesday: 10:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday: 10:30am – 5:30pm
Friday: 10:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 10:30am – 5:30pm


7 Church Street, Listowel, Co. Kerry


An Post are doing a special rate for posting books €6.80 per parcel