About Us

Here at Irish Art Services we are dedicated, reliable, flexible and the longest 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 6 climate controlled, art spec, alarmed and tracked vans 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.

Wayne Scully


Our longest standing and most experienced tech on the IAS team would have to be 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.

As well as that Wayne is a technician and a driver with fully accredited certificates in SOLAS Safe Pass, Air Cargo Security, SOLAS Construction Skills.

Bob Byrne


With his own Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from Dublin Institute of Technology, our tech Bob 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, Bob 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


Senan is a very valuable character here at IAS. His knowledge when it comes to crate construction and his unique ways for completing tasks is second to none. Senan is the classic DIY man, any queries on tools Senan is your guy.

Senan’s time keeping and sense of direction is also impeccable! No matter what mountain he has to climb or river he has to cross Senan will arrive at your home on schedule

Triona McCarthy

Office Admin

The title Head of Office Administration is rightly given to Triona as she brings over 20 years of office experience to Irish Art Services.

In the office Monday to Friday, Triona is always on the other end of the phone to help with any queries regarding status of an order, contact details for drivers and any queries relating to invoices.

Carl Warner

International Transport

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

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

Joe Scullion


A recent graduate of National College of Art and Design (1st Class Ba (Hons) in Fine Art, Painting) Joe is an excellent addition to our growing team. Also accredited with mobile tower scaffolding Joe is an all-around great tech.

An artist himself, his solo shows consist of As It Goes – Kevin Kavanagh Gallery – 2018, Settle – Rua Red – 2014, Waiting to Materialise – Talbot Gallery, 2014. His list of awards also includes Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary Award 2018, Incubator Residency Award – Talbot Gallery, Arts Council Travel and Training Award 2014, Listhús Skammdagi Residency Award 2014, RDS Taylor Art Award 2013, Block T Purchase Award.

Jacqueline O’Carroll

Office Admin

With credentials in internationally recognised programmes such as ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) and Sage Accounting, Jacqueline also takes care of office dealings.

Any issues with invoicing Jacqueline will be sure to get to the root of efficiently and quickly as possible.