Cultúrlann Sweeney is a wheelchair accessible 108 seat theatre, gallery space and library in Kilkee, County Clare.

Exhibition information:

There is currently a very long waiting list to exhibit at the gallery but if you wish to be placed on the waiting list please read the gallery guidelines and return the booking form to us.

Cultúrlann Sweeney Exhibition Guidelines 2024

Booking information:

Box office is currently closed.

Online: You can book anytime online (please note booking fee of €1 per ticket applies to all tickets).

Notes on refunds: We are unable to give refunds on tickets purchased.  We may give a refund in the case of a sold out show where a waiting list is in place, depending on the amount of notice provided.

Contact us 

Box office is currently closed.

For general queries you can contact us at arts@clarecoco.ie

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Library Information

Information on all library services and details are here

What’s on

Information

Interior photo of gallery space and library, taken from above.

Photo courtesy Matt O'Mahony & Associates

History

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.

Theatre

Culturlann Sweeney Kilkee runs a Film Club all year round with a special children’s programme in July and August annually. Occasional events take place throughout the year with a full summer line up in July and August that features film, theatre, music concerts and supports local events such as the Kilkee Civic Trust talks and the Kilkee Playwrights Festival.

Gallery

We run a year round gallery programme. If interested in exhibiting please read our gallery guidelines and contact arts@clarecoco.ie to be placed on a waiting list. A permanent collection of watercolours by the Rev. William O'Brien are on display in the meeting room.

Opening Hours

Our gallery opening hours are

  • Monday 1.30pm–5.30pm and 6.00pm–8.00pm
  • Tuesday 10.30am–1.30pm and 2.00pm–5.30pm
  • Wednesday 1.30pm–5.30pm and 6.00pm–8.00pm
  • Thursday 10.30am–1.30pm and 2.00pm–5.30pm
  • Friday 10.30am–1.30pm and 2.00pm–5.30pm
  • Saturday 10.30am–2.00pm
Please note the gallery is closed Saturdays of Bank Holiday Weekends

Our box office opening hours are

  • Wednesday 2.00 - 5.00pm
  • Friday 2.00pm–5.00pm
O’Connell Street
Kilkee
Co. Clare
V15 P960
Ireland