We're traveling to the Listowel Writers Week festival in late May/early June of 2013. It seems like there are few hotels in Listowel (Listowel Arms looks lovely, but is a bit out of our budget). We're thinking of staying in Tralee and have read that there is an hourly bus between the two. We won't have a car, so we'll need to rely on public transport. (I realize a car might be preferable, but this is University-sponsored travel, and my institution will not allow me to drive students anywhere abroad.)
Any suggestions you have are welcomed!