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Kenmare Butter Market
Kenmare, Co. Kerry
Family friendly
Rainy days
Free car parking
The Kenmare Butter Market in County Kerry, is one of Ireland's contemporary art exhibition and performance spaces.

Originally constructed in the mid 1800s as the Kenmare Butter Market, this iconic building underwent a transformation in the 1960s, evolving into a vibrant dance hall. It has now become much more than just a relic of the past and is a thriving hub of cultural activity in the heart of Kenmare Town.

The Kenmare Butter Market is steeped in history and brimming with character and stands as a testament to the rich heritage of Ireland. Its storied past adds depth and charm to its modern day incarnation as one of the country's premier exhibition spaces. The Butter Market has transformed into an impressive art gallery, showcasing a diverse range of works from local and international artists alike.

The Kenmare Butter Market is not just about visual arts, it is also a dynamic music venue that offers something for every taste. It has a spacious layout and versatile design, with a capacity to host an array of musical events. The Kenmare Butter Market can have intimate acoustic performances to electrifying rock concerts. The Kenmare Butter Market has become a sought after destination for music lovers of all genres from classical and folk, to jazz and beyond.

The Kenmare Butter Market continues to be a cultural cornerstone of Kenmare, serving as a gathering place for the community and a platform for artistic expression. Its legacy as a symbol of creativity and innovation is sure to endure for generations to come.

Why we like it
  • The Kenmare Butter Market showcases new work by national and international professional artists.
  • It gives increased opportunities for education and creative participation through a workshop model.
  • Provides artist residencies to emerging artists from both national and international backgrounds.
Contact details
The Square, Kenmare, Co. Kerry, V93 HT65, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 2 hours here.

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