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

See Naples. And sigh. Formerly the glorious capital of a separate kingdom, Italy’s third-largest city – after Rome and Milan – spiralled into decline (...)

“The Wild Atlantic Way, Sleagh Head, Co Kerry” by Ivan Sutton: at the De Veres online art and design auction on July 21st

Auction Results: Wednesday (July 15th) Mealy’s, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny (71 per cent of lots sold). A 28in-high bronze figure of Michael Colli(...)

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

Adam’s is holding its annual summer loan show which this year features paintings by George Campbell and other mid-20th century Northern Ireland artist(...)

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

An exceptionally large Donegal carpet, believed to be one of the biggest ever made in the former Killlybegs factory, sold for €18,000 at Mealy’s sale (...)

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

The Victorian novelist Charles Dickens was also a prolific – and wonderful – journalist. He was the founder, in 1859, and editor of a weekly magazi(...)

The Road Beside The River by Jack B Yeats goes to auction at Christie’s

Auction Results Monday (July 6th) Mullen’s Laurel Park, Woodbrook, Bray, Co Wicklow. An ebonised, brass-inlaid and red-tortoiseshell-inlaid(...)

The New Ireland Carpet features a woven central medallion with a harp and a crest of the four provinces

Catalogued as the “New Ireland Carpet”, an exceptionally large Donegal carpet measuring about 13.7m by 5m will go under the hammer in Mealy’s auction (...)

Siberian Mouse: nibbles ‘in a most realistic manner’.

At Sotheby’s “Treasures” auction on London on Wednesday evening, the Siberian Mouse – a pearl, gold and enamel automaton mouse – sold for £365,000 (ab(...)

A collection of stained glass windows from the Harry Clarke Studios has come to light and is to be sold at auction. Photographs supplied by Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers.

A collection of stained glass church windows from Dublin’s renowned Harry Clarke studio has come to light and is to be sold at auction later this mon(...)

Roger Casement: said he wanted Ireland to be restored to Europe. Photograph: Getty Images

Roger Casement, who was executed by the British for treason in 1916, predicted his own downfall three years earlier when he wrote: “I fully expect to (...)