About Us

Here at Irish Art Services we are dedicated, reliable, flexible and the longest & largest operating art services company in the country.

Irish Art Services Ltd. began in the year 2000, our sole purpose was the transport of art. In 2016 we merged with Magtrans Ltd. established by Tony Magennis.

With our combined 50 years of experience in art transport and the new name of Irish Art Services our company began to branch out. We no longer felt the word “courier” suited us as we were now so much more than that.

Our team has also grown, each tech and driver with their own accomplishments and qualifications, each one trained to the highest ability. With our fleet growing from 2 vans to 7 climate controlled, art spec, alarmed and tracked vehicles, we are sure we can help you with any project you may have.

Meet The Team

Joe Murphy

Managing Director

Joe is a hands on manager. He goes between transporting art to replying to emails and providing quotations. With his nearly 20 years experience he has the knowledge to understand that a great team is what makes a business function smoothly.

Joe is proud to say that his employees are recognised all over the country for their high level of training, their friendly and accommodating attitude, their diligent work ethic, which makes Irish Art Services the business it is today.

Liz Dempsey


Lis has been with IAS since 2019 & came with a wealth experience in office administration, accounts & HR. Liz is involved in all aspects of the daily running of IAS.

Wayne Scully

Dublin Manager

Our longest standing and most experienced technician on the IAS team is Wayne Scully. As Dublin Area Manager Wayne keeps the team’s days running smoothly to make sure every job is carried out efficiently and to the highest standard.

Wayne is a technician and a driver with fully accredited certificates in SOLAS Safe Pass, Air Cargo Security, SOLAS Construction Skills, Manual Handling

Mick Gould

Art Technician

With his own Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from Dublin Institute of Technology, our tech Mick brings to life our motto that out team aren’t just people moving art, they are artists moving art. They understand the care that must be put into wrapping, carrying and transporting a piece.

Each of our techs has their own ability, Mick is often delegated as project manager for certain jobs as he has the experience and understanding as an artist but also he carries the same credentials as Wayne, a full driver’s licence, Air Cargo Security training, SOLAS Construction Skills and also Safe Pass and Manual Handling.

Senan Lavery

Art Technician

Senan is a very valuable team member here at IAS. Senan has a wealth of experience on various projects over the years, he has taken on lead roles installing and de-installing works in Doneraile Castle, Kilruddery House and Dublin Castle, to name but a few. His deep knowledge of tools and systems is invaluable.

Shane Murphy

International Transport

Shane is our international man. He travels to the UK monthly along with selected EU trips to European art capitals such as Germany, Paris, Austria etc.

With an artistic flare for glass engraving, Shane has created pieces for the Queen’s very own collection amongst other high profile names. Having served in the Navy for over a decade Shane is well used to travelling the seas and is equipped with a particular knowledge for keeping pieces safe whilst in transit.



Nick is an excellent addition to our growing team. Also accredited with mobile tower scaffolding Nick is an all-around great tech.

An artist himself, Nick puts his vast experience to good use every day. Nick has taken the lead in many projects & is demand due to his renowned knowledge & insights.