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 take away 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 5pm for private functions, parties and events. Previous 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.

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

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Make your Mark

An exhibition of work from the patients and staff of Tallaght University Hospital

Month of November

Since time began, people invented wondrous ways to leave a mark for others to see. Early cave art depicted scenes of lifestyle, experiences, culture and emotion. Even the most simple of line drawings has the ability to describe, inform and communicate something about you.

Make Your Mark was an invitation to adult inpatients and the staff of Tallaght University Hospital to make their mark by creating an artwork for display in one of two exhibitions, the first being this one in Rua Red.

This fun and creative arts and health project with Olivia Hassett and Caroline Hyland, Artists in Residence at TUH, began in early September and will continue in the hospital over the coming months. A final display of works will take place within Tallaght University Hospital during 2020.

Make Your Mark was created primarily for patients as an opportunity to enjoy making art works for exhibition. This was for most participants a new and exciting opportunity to navigate the unexpected route from patient to artist. 'Make Your Mark' also offers an unique opportunity for patients and staff to participate equally as artists in a collective display of their artworks.

All artworks were created on 8” x 8” blank white paper with the added option to choose from a selection of templates designed for this project. Artworks were created during group and one on one sessions by the bedside, all of which took place in numerous wards throughout the hospital. Make Your Mark artworks on display were created using a variety of materials by male and female patients aged from their twenties to eighties who were short and long stay patients of Tallaght University Hospital. The Make Your Mark project and exhibitions are facilitated by the National Centre for Arts and Health (NCAH) based in Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) and supported by the Meath Foundation.