The Courthouse Arts Centre is open, honest and fully transparent in its fundraising activities, the proceeds of which all go towards the primary activity of developing, managing and operating the Courthouse Arts Centre.

The Courthouse Arts Centre complies with all regulatory requirements and operates in accordance with its Constitution. The Courthouse Arts Centre is committed to good governance and has embarked upon the journey of compliance with the Governance Code. The Courthouse Arts Centre has a voluntary board of management that oversee the governance of the company in accordance with the law and best practice for non-profit organisations. Current board members can be accessed here.

The Courthouse Arts Centre is a registered charity No: 20029586 View our profile here.  With a Revenue CHY No: 11099

The Courthouse Arts Centre is also a registered company – Tinahely Courthouse CLG (Company limited by guarantee) with a company registration number: 247125. View our profile here.

Board of Management

Frank Gallagher (Chairman)
Brian Whelan (Secretary)
Eamon Heffernan
Edel Brennan
Prof. Ciaran Brady
Prof. W. J. Mc Cormack
Ellen Fox-Lanigan

Frank Gallagher (Chairman): A co-founder of the arts centre and a professional musician Mr. Gallagher is also a special needs teacher in the local area.

Brian Whelan (Company Secretary): A professional folk/rock musician Mr. Whelan is also a former financial controller for Andersen Financial Services, Irish division.

Eamon Heffernan: A co-founder of the arts centre Mr. Heffernan is a retired self-employed businessman and vice-chair of the local GAA.

Edel Brennan: A community activist Ms. Brennan is the company secretary for the local community playgroup and a credit union officer.

Prof. Ciaran Brady: Former head of the History Department Trinity College Dublin Prof. Brady currently holds the chair of Early Modern History and Historiography at TCD.

Prof. W.J. Mc Cormack: Professor (retired) of literary History at Goldsmiths College University London, Prof. Mc Cormack is also a poet, literary critic and Aosdána member under the name Hugh Maxton.

Ellen Fox-Lanigan: A community activist and fundraiser for local and national charities in a voluntary capacity. Mrs. Fox-Lanigan is involved with many organisations in the community.

Strategy Documents 

2017-2022 Artistic Policy and Five Year Strategy : Review date 2018    CAC Artistic Policy and five year Strategy

Finance Documents

Company Constitution: The organisation complies with all regulatory requirements and operates in accordance with its Constitution which is available for download Company Constitution

Audited Accounts: The Courthouse Arts Centre keeps detailed financial records, maintains strict financial controls and is transparent in its audited financial statements.

2017 SORP Audit 2017 SORP Audit

2016 SORP   Audited accounts 2016 – SORP

2015  2015 is available here.

2014  2014 is available here.

The Statement of Recommended Practice for charities and not-for profit entities as developed in the UK in 2005 (SORP) is currently accepted as best practice in Ireland. The Courthouse Arts Centre will comply with SORP, and present financial statements accordingly, from 2016 onwards.

The Courthouse Arts Centre will endeavour to comply with the principles as outlined in the following & to review them periodically:

Our fundraising compliance and donor charter can be viewed here. Fundraising Compliance and Donor Charter

Child Protection Policy

The Courthouse Arts Centre is committed to providing a safe environment and a positive experience for all children and young people with whom we interact.Procedures and policies, in accordance with guidelines outlined in Children First, National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children have been implemented.

Any issues or concerns regarding the safety and welfare of children or young people at the Courthouse Arts Centre should be reported to the Child Protection Officer or DLP.

Our full child protection policy can be view here. CAC Child Safeguarding Policy 2018

Our Child Safeguarding Statement can be view here. CAC Child Safeguarding Statement 2018

Our Child Safeguarding Risk Assessment can be view here. Child Safeguarding Risk Assessment of The Courthouse Arts Centre 2018

Data / GDPR

Our Data Protection and GDPR Policy can be viewed here.  Data Protection & GDPR Policy 2018

Our Cookies Policy can be view here. Cookie Policy 2018


Our Risk assessment and management Policy can be viewed here.  Risk Assessment Policy and Management Plan 2017

Our health-safety-statement can be viewed here.  Health & Safety Statement 2017

customer QA

Our customer Charter can be viewed here . CUSTOMER CHARTER 2018

Our Feedback and Complaints Procedure can be viewed here.  Feedback and Complaints Procedure