With an ever-changing menu, comfortable environment, loyalty cards, free Wi-Fi and a friendly staff, The Rua Red Café is the ideal meeting spot for a business coffee or lunch with friends.

The Rua Red Café provides high-quality coffee (served by fully trained baristas), a range of hot and cold drinks, gourmet sandwiches, soups, and hot savories and salads – all available as a takeaway service.

The Café, situated on the ground floor, is the perfect venue for smaller events, catering for 55 seated guests and 100 standing with a small outdoor decking area. Flooded with natural light, courtesy of floor-to-ceiling wraparound windows, the Café is available for reservations throughout the day and can be hired after 5 pm for private functions, parties, and events. Previously catered events have included retirement parties, exhibition openings, full-day seminars, and product launches.

A full catering menu with pricing options is available on request. 10% discount on catering when booked in conjunction with meeting room.

Rua Red café is a not-for-profit enterprise. All proceeds help us deliver art, dance, music, and many more creative activities to our community.

Current Café Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 9.30am – 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm

Café Exhibition

Art Created By You – celebrating the creativity of TUH Staff


Daniel Anderson, Breda Burke, Aisling Duffy, Jérôme Fennell, Shirley Ingram, June Lanigan, Edwin Manalo, Mark McDermott, Carmel McKenna, Ray Mullen, Dina Murphy, Ciara Norton and Monica Zapanta. Project curated by Alison Baker Kerrigan – Arts Officer

‘Art Created by You’ is an exhibition celebrating artworks created by TUH Staff members. The initial project concept of ‘Cards Created By You’ invited submission from TUH Staff of their own images they would like to see on the front of a greeting card. The Arts Department and selection panel were completely overwhelmed by the number of beautiful entries submitted; from drawings to paintings, to handcrafts with the most popular format being the photographic image. 18 winning artworks were selected which now proudly feature in two deluxe six-card variety packs, alongside a third pack for use by the Hospital’s Executive Management Team.

This Café Wall exhibition showcases all 18 winning images. These and many more entries are also being shown in a larger exhibition on Hospital Street in TUH. ‘Cards Created By You’ variety packs are on sale here in Rua Red for €10 per pack (cash only) with all proceeds going to the Art at the Beside Programme for patients in TUH. Cards may also be purchased from the Shop in the Hospital Atrium and online through the TUHF website:

This project is brought to you by The National Centre for Arts and Health at Tallaght University Hospital (NCAH at TUH). Our sincere thanks to the Meath Foundation for supporting both projects and to Rua Red South Dublin Arts Centre for featuring this work on Café Wall.