About Us

South Tipperary Arts Centre in Clonmel was founded 25 years ago to be a focal point for the arts in Clonmel and County Tipperary.

Today, our vision is to be a centre of excellence for the arts in Tipperary (and beyond), bringing the best of Irish and internationally renowned arts practices to Clonmel, enhancing engagement and opportunities for arts practitioners and audiences in the region.
As well as presenting a range of visual arts exhibitions in our gallery space, we also host events such as music, performance, poetry readings and dance. Outreach and education work is integral to our success, with one of our key objectives being to engage with a wide and varied range of audiences.  Our studio is used for short term exhibitions & screenings, as well as for a variety of classes and workshops.  It is also a rehearsal space for theatre, dance, music, and is available for meetings and seminars.

The Arts Centre would like to thank Tipperary County Council & Arts Council of Ireland for their ongoing support and funding.  


South Tipperary Arts Centre is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in the Republic of Ireland.  As such, we must observe and comply with the Companies Act of 2014 and the Charities Act of 2009.  South Tipperary Arts Centre is committed to good governance and complies with all regulatory requirements and operates in accordance with its constitution. South Tipperary Arts Centre keeps detailed financial records, maintains strict financial controls and is transparent in its audited financial statements.

Board Members

Loughlin Kealy (Chair) - Professor of Architecture at UCD and former Chair of the Irish Landmark Trust.
James Reilly (Secretary) - Practicing solicitor who lives and works in Clonmel
Cllr Siobhan Ambrose – Mayor of Clonmel, Member of Tipperary Co. Council
Billy Doyle – Former Town Clerk of Clonmel
Phil Shanahan - Social Inclusion Programmes Manager with South Tipperary Development Company
Catherine Marshall -  art historian, curator and critical writer.
John Hannafin – lecturer in Creative Multimedia, Digital Animation Production, Game Art & Design in LIT Clonmel.
Cllr. John Fitzgerald – Member of Tipperary Co. Council
Cliona Maher – Director, Clonmel Junction Arts Festival
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