Cultúrlann Sweeney is a 108 seat theatre  and gallery managed by the Arts Office in Kilkee, Co.Clare. It also houses the Sweeney Memorial Library.

The Sweeney Memorial Public Library, Kilkee, was founded in the 1950s with money bequeathed from Dr. William J. Sweeney, Union City, New Jersey whose grandfather was born in Kilkee in 1833. A newly refurbished library , theatre and gallery, renamed as Cultúrlann Sweeney was opened on the 27th of February 2012 by Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs.


Current and upcoming exhibitions are

If interested in exhibiting please read our galley guidelines and contact to be placed on a waiting list

Cultúrlann Sweeney Exhibition Guidelines


The theatre is currently closed due to COVID restrictions so programming is currently online.

Recent events include