At Ballina Arts Centre we are committed to the governance and transparency requirements as outlined by the Arts Council of Ireland. Ballina Arts Centre is committed to the process of adopting and ultimately complying with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland. Ballina Arts Centre has been added to the List of Organisations on the adoption journey, now up on

Board Members

Padraig Moore (Chair)

Padraig is a former town councillor and a retired businessman who continues to play an active role in numerous organisations and events in Ballina.

Sarah Collins (Sec)​

Sarah joined the Ballina Arts Centre Board in 2020. Sarah is a Pharmacist by profession and holds an MBA from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Sarah is an active member of Riverside Theatre Group & is a passionate advocate for the Arts and the development of the Arts Centre in Ballina.

Cllr Annie May Reape​

Annie May is a Fianna Fáil County Councillor. She is an elected and serving member of Mayo County Council since 1991. She became the first female Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council from 1991-2 and received tremendous respect and publicity for this. She has been a member of the board of Ballina Arts Centre for over a decade. Arts and the development of the Arts Centre in Ballina.

Cllr Mark Duffy​

Mark is an independent councillor and Cathaoirleach of Ballina Municipal District Council.

Gillian Marsh​​

Gillian is a TV producer and is director of the television production company, GMARSHTV. Established in 1997, it has has grown to become one of Irelands leading Production Companies. Based near Crossmolina in Co. Mayo, the company has built its name producing distinctive television with a rural edge. She is passionate about telling human stories and is a creative and astute communicator.

Gerry Ring​

Gerry is a retired bank manager with vast experience in financial management. A keen golfer he is also treasurer of the Ballina One Act Festival

Martina di Lucia​

Martina has many years involvement in the area of community arts and community development. She is an enthusiastic and devoted follower of the arts and brings a wealth of experience to the board.

Ann Marie McGing​

Ann Marie McGing is Acting Arts Office with Mayo County Council. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Irish and History of Art from University College Dublin and a Post-graduate Diploma in Arts Policy & Practice from University of Galway.


  • To see a copy of our audited accounts for 2022  READ MORE.
  • To see our most recent tax clearance certificate READ MORE.
  • To read our Memorandum and Articles of Association READ MORE
  • Registered Address: Ballina Arts Centre CLG., Barrett St. Ballina Co, Mayo.
  • Complaints, feedback and comments should be addressed to : Paul Cunningham, Director; Ballina Arts Centre, Barrett St. Ballina Co. Mayo.
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