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

Contact us at 065 9060769 or for bookings. Alternatively you can book anytime online (please note booking fee of €1 per ticket applies to all tickets).

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What’s on


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

Photo courtesy Matt O'Mahony & Associates


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.


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.


We run a year round gallery programme. If interested in exhibiting please read our gallery guidelines and contact 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

Exterior photo of modern white-painted library/gallery/theatre building.

Photo courtesy Matt O’Mahony & Associates

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
Co. Clare
V15 P960