Sean McSweeney

Born in 1935, Sean McSweeney's home and nearby studio are situated a short distance from the Sligo coast. Since moving to the county from Wicklow in the 1980's, the shoreline together with the bogland behind it have been the principal subject for nearly all of his paintings. McSweeney's paintings are held in the collections of the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, The Ulster Museum, Belfast and the Arts Councils of Irleand and Northern Irland. In 1996 a book on the artist was published by Gandon Editions.


Aer Lingus, AIB Bank, Arts Council of N. Ireland, Bank of Ireland, PJ Carroll & Co., Dublin City University, Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery Dublin, Insitute of Chartered Accountants Ireland, Irish Management Institute, Midland & Western Building Society, Sligo Museum & Art Gallery, Trinity College, Sligo RTC, Ulster Museum Belfast plus private collections worldwide

Solo Exhibitions:

1965-1977 The Dawson Gallery
1976 The Kenny Gallery Galway
1980 Enniskillen Arts Centre
1980-88 Taylor Galleries Dublin
1982 Belltable Arts Centre Limerick
1985,87,91 The Kenny Gallery Galway
1986 Carroll Gallery Longford
1986,88 The Gordon Gallery Derry
1988 Sligo Art Gallery
1989 Kerlin Gallery Belfast, Riverrun Gallery Limerick
1990-91 Retrospective 1965-1990 Galway Arts Festival, Sligo Art Gallery, Cootehill Festival, Cavan, RHA Gallagher Gallery Dublin
1992 Vanguard Gallery Macroom, Shoreline & Bog, Sligo Taylor Galleries Dublin, Narrow Water Gallery Warrenpoint
1994 Taylor Galleries Dublin
1995 Fenderesky Gallery at Queen’s Belfast, Taylor Galleries Dublin
1998 Glebe Gallery, Donegal
2000 Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast
2001 Vangard Gallery, cork
2001 John Martin Gallery, London
2002 Taylor Galleries, Dublin
2003 Family Collection, The Gallery, Civic Theatre, Dublin