Sweeney Memorial Public Library, Kilkee

Sweeney Memorial Public Library, Kilkee

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. The newly refurbished library was opened on the 27th of February 2012 by Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs.

This library has a stock of over 12,800 items for lending and there are ten free public access internet PCs.

Opening Hours:

Monday and Wednesday – 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm and 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – 10.30 am to 1.30 pm and 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm

Saturday – 10.30 am to 2.00 pm



52.9 km from the Cliffs of Moher
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Sweeney Memorial Public Library, Kilkee
O'Connell Street
Co. Clare
V15 P960

One of Ireland’s most famous sights, the Cliffs of Moher are entirely vertical and the cliff edge is abrupt. On a clear day the views are tremendous, with the Aran Islands etched on the waters of Galway Bay. From the cliff edge you can just hear the booming far below as the waves crash and gnaw at the soft shale and sandstone.

With a due-west exposure, sunset is the best time to visit.

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