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The Sweeney Memorial Library in Kilkee was founded in the 1950s with money bequeathed by Dr William Sweeney, from Union City, New Jersey, whose father was born in Kilkee in 1833.

After an extensive refurbishment, which cost €1.6 million and doubled the size of the building, it reopened in February 2012 as an expanded cultural centre.

Cultúrlann Sweeney now has a gallery space and a 108-seat theatre, as well as a library with 12,800 items for lending. There are also ten free public access internet PCs, and meeting rooms are available. The library hosts book clubs for children, teenagers and adults, and frequently welcomes both local and visiting exhibitions, lectures and performances.  For further information on what’s on at Cultúrlann Sweeney please see the website

Opening hours are 10.30am to 1.30pm and 2pm to 5.30pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and from 1.30pm to 5.30pm and 6pm to 8pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. The library is also open Saturdays from 10.30am to 2pm.

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