THENCF is a cultural cooperative based in Ballina, County Mayo organised according to the ICA cooperative principles.


  • Community and social meet-ups for local artists.
  • Public and private spaces for artists.
  • Reduce youth migration from area through better social facilities.
  • Increase participation in the arts.
  • Develop local artists.
  • To regenerate the town by reusing vacant spaces.
  • To create a vibrant, authentic, modern nightlife in the area.
  • Improve prestige of area abroad.

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  • Dee Al-Shamaa
  • Paul Barrett
  • Colm Cahill (treasurer)
  • Seosamh Cahill (secretary)
  • Sharon Ní Chuilibín
  • Joe Clarke
  • Darren Hallinan
  • Conor Hickey (joint-chairperson)
  • Paul Hogan
  • Carmel McMahon
  • Peter 'Sid' Murphy (joint-chairperson)
  • Serena Tarascio
  • Laura Wade
  • And many more... join up here!


  • Paul Cunningham, Ballina Arts Director
  • Anne-Marie Flynn, Mayo North Tourism
  • Billy Lewis, Moy Valley Resources
  • Peter Dooley, Cahill Trautt Accountants