A catalogue from 1950 for the sale of the contents of Shelton Abbey

Auction catalogues for house contents sales rise in value and are now collectable

Fresh air: Artists at the “paint-outs” in various locations around Wexford during the Art in the Open festival

The annual outdoor painting festival in the southeast draws artists from Ireland and overseas

Left: Highclere Castle. Right: Table setting at Highclere

Online-only auction offers real experience of Highclere Castle

‘Corpus’ figure from 12th or 13th century fetches €350,000 at Sotheby’s auction

The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue du Bois, a painting by Fortunio Matania.The painting shows Co Tipperary-born Fr Francis Gleeson, igiving absolution on the evening before the Battle of Aubers Ridge in May 1915. Photograph: Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans Michael Parsons

Stole found in storage in London museum with copy of famous painting

James O’Halloran of Adam’s Auctioneers valuing the objects that were purchased as part of our Five Go on a Treasure Hunt series. Photograph: Alan Betson

Five Go on a Treasure Hunt: We gave five treasure hunters €100 each and sent them off to flea markets and car-boot sales to seek b(...)

‘The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue du Bois’, by Fortunio Matania. This painting relates to an incident in France in May of 1915, when the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Munster Fusiliers suffered very heavily at Rue du Bois, in the Pas-de-Calais close to Arras. Credit: Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Lost Fortunino Matania masterpiece depicts the Royal Munster Fusiliers regiment on the eve of a battle which would wipe out most (...)

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