Group photo in Foyer of Town Hall building of staff and volunteers from An Táin Arts Centre


An Táin Arts Centre is an independent arts space in Dundalk, Co. Louth. We are a venue with two theatres, a gallery, artist studios, a production house, a meeting point for creatives, a supporter of artists and a home for the arts in Dundalk.

Situated along Ireland’s Ancient East, Dundalk has a rich cultural heritage that dates to at least 3500 BC. An Táin Arts Centre derives its name from the Táin Bó Cúailnge or the Cattle raid of Cooley, a legendary story from early Irish literature, which is said to have taken place in the nearby Cooley Peninsula.

Supported by Louth County Council and The Arts Council, An Táin Arts Centre houses a 350 seat main theatre, a 55 seat studio theatre, a visual arts gallery, two workshop spaces and supports Bó Studios a new artist studio in the heart of Dundalk. Our programme is a diverse collection of local arts, national tours, workshops, exhibitions and in-house productions. To view the programme click here.

Please note that our Technical Information section is currently being updated due to changes in equipment. All programming, rental and technical queries can be addressed to


Sharon McArdle (Chair)
Moya Hodgers
Erin McGreehan
Seán Kelly
John Reilly
Ruth Sands
Catherine MacGinley
Board Biographies


Arts Centre Assistants
Gareth Tuite
Nadeza Dubilovica
Dillon McGee
Geraldine Byrne

Front of House Assistants
Katie Anne Bolger
Kevin Cumiskey
David Callan
Lucy Amoah
Isabella Louidice
Eileen Gomez
Etaoin O’ Reilly


Director / CEO
Paul Hayes Email

Audience Development Manager
Mary Claire Cowley Email

Front of House and Marketing Officer
Linda McConville Email

Finance Officer
Josie Knight Email


The company’s constitution can be viewed here.

An Táin Arts Centre is a company limited by guarantee (CRN 537097) and registered charity (20143145) with charitable tax exemption (CHY 21695).  Our most recent externally audited accounts can be viewed here:
Year End 2014.12.31 / Year End 2015.12.31 / Year End 2016.12.31 /
Year End 2017.12.31 / Year End 2018.12.31 / Year End 2019.12.31 /
Year End 2020.12.31 / Year End 2021.12.31 / Year End 2022.12.31 

An Táin Arts Centre aligns itself with the Arts Council’s policy on the fair and equitable renumeration and contracting of artists as outlined in ‘Paying the Artist’ which can be viewed here.

An Táin Arts Centre is  committed to becoming an eco-friendly venue and we are working to ensure that we operate in a sustainable way, minimising waste and adhering to best practice. Our Environment Policy can be viewed here.

This project has been part-funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under Project Ireland 2040.

Tá an tionscadal seo páirt-mhaoinithe ag an Roinn Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Ealaíon, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus Meán faoi Thionscadal Éireann 2040.

An Táin Arts Centre is committed to transparency and accountability in all our work.
Contact us if you have any questions.