The Ireland jersey was worn by William (Billy) Grant Byron in 1899, the year of Ireland’s second Triple Crown victory. It is reputed to be the oldest international rugby jersey in the world.

Football signed by ‘Busby Babes’ given to Shamrock Rovers in 1957 also for sale

Man in a Train, Thinking by Jack B Yeats is estimated by de Veres at €200,000-€300,000

Artist's ‘Man in a Train, Thinking’ was inspired by hard-luck story of man who ‘lost’ a sweepstake fortune

Detail from Sir John Lavery’s The Maid was in the Garden Hanging out the Clothes is estimated at £300,000-£500,000

Artists’ paintings included in ‘Modern British and Irish Art Evening Auction’

Two first World War medals, two next-of-kin memorial plaques, and a letter from Buckingham Palace

War medals, next-of-kin plaques, letters from king and tankard form single auction lot

Saloon at Russborough House : venue for ‘Heritage Housekeeping: Philosophy and Practice’. Photograph reproduced courtesy of Russborough

Study day at Russborough House being run jointly by Irish Georgian Society and the Institute of Conservators-Restorers in Ireland (...)

Religious statuary which formed part of an auction of items from two Mercy convents in Tralee, Co Kerry, last Saturday

The most successful auction of 2015 took place in a Kerry convent last weekend

Pamela Mitford, painted in Paris c1925, by Paul César Helleu (1859-1927). The portrait will go under the hammer in Dublin next month

Painting of Pamela, given as a parting present to Tipperary rector, may be worth €30,000

Jaques Staunton ivory chess set estimated at €8,000-€10,000

Adam’s ‘Fine Period Interiors’ auction includes four versions of the board game

Roy Lichtenstein’s 1964 painting was inspired by a comic book image

Record price for piece by American ‘pop art’ painter at New York auction

Norman Parkinson photograph of Baroness Thatcher: her belongings are being sold. Photograph: Bettmann/Corbis

Baroness Thatcher’s personal collection being sold

Page from the 1631 bible which reads: “Thou shalt commit adultery”

One of the few surviving copies of a version of the Bible with error stating ‘thou shalt commit adultery’

Sr Margaret Mary Alacoque and the Sacred Heart”, 8ft x 6ft on a marbleised base, is estimated at between €200-€300

Nuns depart two more convents in Munster and consign contents to auction

Sir John Lavery’s ‘Winter in Florida’ dates from around 1927

Sir John Lavery’s ‘Winter in Florida’ painting to go under the hammer

Detail from the poster  for the Charlie Chaplin film ‘A Dog’s Life’ sold for £37,500

Rare film memorabilia at Bonhams auction in London

A Regatta on the Grand Canal, by Italian artist Vincenzo Chilone (1758-1839), was looted during the second World War but has now been returned

Painting owned by Jewish family and seized during war is recovered by heirs

A Village Kermesse Near Antwerp by David Teniers the Younger, one of the paintings at Russborough House, is said to be worth €2 million

Foundation looking for ‘white knights’ to buy old masters and donate them to State

Hastings Railway Station by Walter Frederick Osborne: sold for £62,500 at Sotheby’s

Paintings by Sir John Lavery, Jack B Yeats and Walter Osborne all do well

Rare: 50 of these 1985 coins never made it back to the Central Bank

Coin was one of 500 made in 1985

Detail from ‘The Brigadier’ portrait by Lucian Freud, which  goes on sale in Christie’s New York next month

Painting of Andrew Parker Bowles to go on sale in New York. But what’s the Donegal connection?

Sir John Lavery’s painting had been on loan to the Hugh Lane Gallery for the last two decades. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Unnamed private collector buys ‘Japanese Switzerland’ at Irish Art sale in London

Whyte’s auctioneers said a bronze medal, given to one of the participants at a meeting of EU justice ministers, chaired by Ireland and held in Luxembourg in June 2004, had sold for €70

Ireland had unusual practice of awarding ministers medals for attending meetings

The “Blueshirt”, which includes the Fine Gael crest, that sold at Whyte’s on Saturday afternoon for €1,400.

However, Blueshirts flag, estimated to be worth similar amount, failed to get a buyer

Detail from a portrait of Arthur Guinness II,  by artist Martin Cregan made €32,000, over the double the top estimate (€10,000-€15,000)

Bidders spend ove r€1.3m at annual Country House Collections auction

View from Howth by Sir William Orpen, estimated at £80,000- £120,000

The auction on Wednesday, the first since 2012, will test international and local demand for Irish art

Kilcooley in Tipperary was bought from Nama on 220 acres in 2013 for €2.1 million

The blue cotton military-style shirt with epaulettes and breast pockets and embroidered shield-shaped Fine Gael badge stitched to the left breast will be auctioned on October 17th

Shirt and belt of the Army Comrades’ Association estimated at €1,000-€1,500

An Italian marble piece depicting five putti musicians

Plenty of interesting lots on view in Country House Collections in Slane Castle

Oliver Sheppard’s “The Death of Cúchulainn” in Dublin’s GPO: Prof Tom Dunne will talk about the  work on May 4th, 2016. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Cork Decorative and Fine Arts Society has organised talks for 2015/2016

Times past: ‘Speaker’s Clock’ that plays ‘God Save the Queen’ was previously on loan to Leinster House

Historic grandfather clock among lots sold alongside contents of Guinness house at auction in Co Kildare

Ernest Shackleton’s Aurora Australis sold for £122,500

Auction record for book as Ernest Shackleton’s ‘Aurora Australis’ sells for £122,500

Detail from Japanese Switzerland, by Sir John Lavery, which is  being sold by its private owner and is estimated at £300,000- £500,000

Collection of important Irish paintings to be auctioned later this month at Sotheby’s

The 9ft 9 inch mahogany clock went under the hammer  at the Killashee House Hotel in Naas, Co Kildare

The grandfather clock, which plays ‘God Save the Queen’, once stood in Leinster House

The 18th-century clock, described as “highly important” and of great historical significance, was loaned to the Houses of the Oireachtas in 2007 by Mayo businessman Frank Kerins.

Grandfather clock once worth €500,000 that plays ‘God Save the Queen’ up for auction

Detail from ‘Portrait of Vivian Hugh Smith’ (1867-1956), later 1st Baron Bicester of Tusmore Park, by Sir William Orpen

William Orpen’s ‘Portrait of Vivian Hugh Smith’ sells above estimates for €26,000

The inscription on the “presentation shillelagh”

‘Presentation shillelagh inscribed ‘To E Bevin. As a token of love’ for auction

Some of the ‘Dublin Fragments’ which painter and architectural historian, Peter Pearson,  collected  during the 1970s and 1980s

Non-selling exhibition will feature collection of memorabilia owned by Peter Pearson

 One of the designs of the London home of the 18th-century Prince of Wales, contained in a pocket book sent to his friend Thomas Conolly, of Castletown House, Co Kildare

Pocket book of 18th-century Prince of Wales among Furness House lots for sale on Tuesday

Hastings Railway Station, by Walter Frederick Osborne, has a top estimate of £100,000/€136,000 at the Sotheby’s Irish Sale next month

Art works had been on loan to Dublin and Limerick galleries by a family that wishes to remain anonymous and will be offered for sa(...)

A pair of large Chinese “Qing period” powder-blue vases, each 2.5ft high: they exceeded the estimate of up to €40,000

Price is the highest ever paid at auction in Ireland for Chinese porcelain

One of the 38 photographs from 19th century Egypt that are up for auction at Matthews

Collection estimated at €700-€1,200 contains images ‘of Egyptian and Islamic interest’

Detail from ‘Delphiniums’ by  Anne McLeod

Water Colour Society of Ireland display takes place at the Concourse Gallery

‘Horse With Jockey Up’ by Basil Blackshaw

Three major auction houses – Whyte’s, de Veres and Adam’s – hold sales from Monday

Pen and ink sketch by Jack B Yeats titled “This is the way they rode the Pony Express in Earls Court in 1887”

Broncho Charlie Miller a star performer with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show

An artillery shell from 1916, turned into a dinner gong, which was found in a London flea market and which will go under the hammer in Whyte’s, with an estimate of between €800 and €1,200, next month.

Antique made from Rising artillery shell was uncovered in Islington flea market in 1987

Hugh Douglas Hamilton’s pastel and crayon portrait of Mary Preston

Lots at the St Stephen’s Green rooms include furniture, paintings and silver

‘Penguins listening to the gramophone during the summer’

Sotheby’s in London is selling rare books on polar exploration by Shackelton and Scott

A Victorian 18-carat gold watch  with diamonds and pearls, circa 1900, estimated at €2,295 by Courtville Antiques

Annual showcase of gold, silver, jewellery and furniture, begins on Friday and includes a series of lectures

Charles Darwin, the Victorian naturalist who formulated the theory of evolution. His letter to a barrister in London from 1880 is for auction in New York

Naturalist’s letter on religious beliefs estimated at more than $70,000

Antiques dealer Jimmy Weldon with the 1922 key made for the reopening of Clerys  and the accounts ledger. Photograph: Eric Luke

Key made in 1922 to mark reopening of landmark store on Dublin’s O’Connell Street

The certificate granting the ‘Freedom of the City of Dublin’ to the artist Sir John Lavery in 1935 has turned up after 80 years and is to be sold at auction later this month. Photograph: Fine Art & Collectibles Auctioneers & Valuers

Artist’s hand-decorated certificate to go under the hammer for €2,000-€3,000

Portrait of Vivian Hugh Smith by Sir William Orpen, which he painted in 1919

Whyte’s auctioning a portrait of Vivian Hugh Smith with estimate of €10,000-€15,000

Lot 153, a 19th-century painting by English artist John Whitehead Walton

An auction at a Georgian mansion in Co Laois has a neoclassical theme and is expected to realise more than €1 million

Detail from ‘Hell for Leather’ by Peter Curling: the oil-on-canvas painting has an estimate of €25,000-€35,000

Painting by renowned equestrian artist is part of the latest de Veres auction

Corned beef: the last lunch menu from the Titanic

Coincidentally, captain’s medals from ill-fated ‘Lusitania’ on offer in separate sale

Interior of Furness House: both the house itself and its contents are for sale

Items from Furness House, Co Kildare, include family heirlooms, art and antiques

Detail from ‘Boy with Flute’ by Paul Henry

Drawings in New Zealand for 70 years now back in Ireland to be auctioned

Graiguenamanagh: the whole town gets involved in book festival

Graiguenamanagh is venue for three-day festival featuring book dealers from all over Ireland

The shoes worn by Roger Bannister in breaking the record for the four-minute mile

Shoes have estimate of £30,000-£50,000 at Christie’s ‘Out of the Ordinary’ auction

The late Dr Ian Paisley with former taoiseach Bertie Ahern and the carbine musket that Dr Paisley presented to him.   Photograph: David Sleator

Price achieved by gun given to Bertie Ahern by Ian Paisley shows value of rare weapons

Rare Irish 1943 half-crown

Extremely rare Irish Ormonde Money gold coin is star lot in London

Roxane Moorhead, IPAV’s director of fine art courses. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Courses begin in October at the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers

The diary was kept  by Minnie Burton, wife of Harry Burton, the photographer  who spent eight years recording the excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun

A diary recording excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun sells for £8,125 at Sotheby’s

Derek Hill painting a portrait of playwright and songwriter Sir Noël Coward

Englishman was granted honorary Irish citizenship by President Mary McAleese

Although slightly off the beaten path, ‘First Editions’ is really worth a visit and the contents of the shop will delight book lovers of all types and ages. Photograph: Declan Clancy

‘First Editions’ in Dublin’s Ballsbridge is a popular destination for book lovers

Capard House: the contents of the Georgian mansion in Co Laois will auctioned on September 22nd and 23rd. Photograph: Fennell Photography

Auction to take place on-site at the 13-bed Greek-revival Georgian mansion in Laois

A detail from ‘La Bocca della Verità’ by German artist Lucas Cranach the Elder: a “masterpiece of German Renaissance painting”

The artist’s intriguing ‘La Bocca della Verità’ sells for a record price at Sotheby’s

‘A large and frightening sea monster seen by several people off the coast of Kilkee, Ireland’. Image from The Days’ Doings, 1871. Photograph: Mary Evans Picture Library in London

Image of Co Clare sea-serpent, dating from 1871, found in London

Detail from The Learner by Jack B Yeats, one of the paintings already consigned to The Irish Sale at Sotheby’s in London on October 21st

Dates at Sheppard’s, Whyte’s, Adam’s and Sotheby’s have been announced

Detail from The Three Trees by  Rembrandt

Prints fetched about €360,000 at Bonhams in London for anonymous seller

The Convalescent by William Gale, which was sold at auction in London for about €52,000

A 19th-century painting called ‘The Convalescent’ evokes the healing power of the beach

Nude Girl Reading by William Orpen will be among the Irish paintings Sotheby’s will auction this autumn in its reinstated Irish Sale

Orpen and Yeats to feature as appetite returns for Irish art

Michael Flatley and  Taoiseach Enda Kenny pose beside one of Flatley’s paintings. Photograph: Brian McEvoy.

Retired dancer’s art career has taken flight following his debut exhibition in London

Hobby Horses by Jack B Yeats, one of the paintings for auction at Dolan’s of Clifden this weekend

Paintings by Jack B Yeats and Harry Kernoff among those going under the hammer in the coming days

Denis Russell with the paintings before they were taken away by gardaí

Art taken in burglary includes work by Lavery, Yeats and Paul Henry

Outdoor inspiration: painter applies himself to his art

Europe’s biggest outdoor painting event underway in Wexford

Detail from Jules Thomas’ painting of Heron’s Cove

Lots include work by Mark O’Neill, Markey Robinson and Graham Knuttel

Denis Russell  shows the paintings he found in a hedge near his home in Co Wicklow on Tuesday. Photograph: Whelan family

Garda confirm recovery of works by Sir John Lavery, Jack B Yeats and Paul Henry

An Old Master painting, by David Teniers the Younger (1610-1690), from Russborough House, was withdrawn from the auction.

An Taisce seeks review in High Court of licences to sell paintings in London

Kerry economist’s 18-century essay now one of the world’s most collectible rare books

Roger Casement: said in 1913 letter: ‘I only want to be an Irishman’

Unpublished letter, which was sold to private buyer in Ireland, sheds new light on his growing disenchantment with the British emp(...)

Harry Kernoff’s painting ‘The Mall, Castlebar (Co Mayo)’, estimated at €6,000 to €10,000, for sale at Dolan’s two-day auction to be held in Clifden

Jack B Yeats painting a highlight at Dolan’s

Mount Vesuvius Erupting, a painting from the 19th-century Neapolitan School, made €3,400 (€700-€1,000)

There were strong prices and big surprises at the Chatsworth sale at Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers

A section of the ‘Saint Francis Xavier preaching in the Orient’ window from Harry Clarke Studios which sold for €31,000 at an auction on Tuesday night. Photograph: Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers.

Priest pays €31,000 for piece depicting co-founder of order St Francis Xavier

British medal awarded to Frederick Stephens “for services rendered at Beggars Bush Barracks during Rebellion 1916”.

Terenure bookseller decorated with St Andrew’s award for services rendered

A ‘possibly unique collection’ of the personal belongings of an Irish officer in the British Army during the first World War is estimated to sell for €1,000-€1,500

Last major auction of summer includes collection from Harry Clarke Studios

Mount Vesuvius towers over the Italian city of Naples. Photograph: Getty Images

Long blighted by a negative image, Naples deserves to regain its place in the list of the world’s must-see destinations

Detail from a painting by George Campbell, who spent much of his working life in Spain

Paintings by George Campbell, Gerard Dillon and Daniel O’Neill can be viewed in Dublin and Down

Donegal carpet sold for €18,000 at Mealy’s sale on Wednesday

The blue carpet, measuring 14m by 5m, was made for the New Ireland Assurance company for its Dublin boardroom in 1964

A late 19th century “South American bird-feather fan” adorned with taxidermy of a hummingbird

Mealy’s auction includes exotic fans once reviewed by Charles Dickens

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