A first edition copy of ‘Bog Poems’ by Seamus Heaney also attracted interest

Detail from `Girl in an Orchard (Under the Apple Blossom)` by Maria Dorothy Webb

Free event on St Stephen’s Green gives the public access to works that cannot normally be viewed.

Geoffrey Holderi in the 1973 James Bond movie Live and Let Die, which brought some of the wilder cliches of voodoo to the moviegoing public

Rarely seen African tribal art makes a big splash in Mealy’s summer auction

Tinnahinch is a compact and very private residential estate in Enniskerry with a main property, a guest house and a fishing lodge (...)

Samuel Beckett:  The  collection comprised 347 letters and postcards, written in French,  sent by Beckett to his friends, the French artists Henri and Josette Hayden. Photograph:  Jane Bown/Guardian

Subjects include writer's theatrical career, including 1952 production of ‘Waiting for Godot’

 Mixing a perfect gin and tonic at the Henrick’s distillery in Scotland

Cucumber and roses are part of the mix in a gin brand with genteel appeal

Antique Chinese cloisonné bronze guang – a type of decorative ewer used for pouring rice wine at ritual banquets – sold for €250,000, 10 times the estimate (€20,000-€30,000) at Sheppard’s

Chinese bronze wine vessel makes €250,000 in Sheppard’s auction

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