Medals awarded to Cork priest Fr (later Archdeacon) Tom Duggan, who had served as a chaplain in the British army during both World Wars, sell for €8,000

The major Dublin auction houses may have shut up shop for an extended summer break but salerooms around the State are still buzzing. At Sheppard’s in (...)

The tiger skin, which has been carefully preserved, was brought home to Ireland as a souvenir of the British Raj

Chance items in auction salerooms can bring to life the most unexpected aspects of our history. Among the lots on view at Sheppard’s in Durrow, Co Lao(...)

The celadon jade seal, of a pale, olive- green colour and double-gourd shape has a carving depicting three hornless dragons from Chinese mythology

A matchbox-sized piece of carved jade sold for €260,000 at Sheppard’s auction in Dublin on Tuesday morning – the highest price achieved in any Irish f(...)

Sheppard’s has already established a reputation for selling Chinese porcelain

Sheppard’s auctioneers, in Durrow, Co Laois, is to hold its first auction in Dublin later this month, a move signalling increased competition in the c(...)

Paul Sieffert’s study of a nude, sold by Sheppard’s this week

Study of a Female Nude, an oil-on-canvas probably painted in the 1920s, by French artist Paul Sieffert sold for €19,000 – comfortably above its estima(...)

An early 20th-century flying machine guiding at €3,000-€5,000

An unusual Victorian regimental military helmet, of a type known as a “chapka”, that belonged to an officer in the 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers – a 19th (...)

Benjamin Stanley told the High Court he had attended a dancing event at the Castle Arms Hotel and was walking through the hotel foyer when his leg went from under him

A man who claims he slipped in the foyer of a hotel where he had attended a ballroom dance has sued for damages.Benjamin Stanley (67), a retired counc(...)

Detail from a 19th century painted urn which has a guide of €2,500-€3,500 at Sheppard’s three-day sale which begins on Tuesday

Sheppard’s Irish Auction House in Durrow, Co Laois starts the 2015 season with a three-day auction beginning next Tuesday, March 2nd. The catalogue ha(...)

Christy Sheppard with his son Michael, who now heads the business

Christopher “Christy” Sheppard, the founder of Sheppard’s Irish Auction House – one of Ireland’s best known auctioneers of fine art and antiques – die(...)

The year 2014 in Irish salerooms will be remembered for what might have been as the two most keenly anticipated auctions never actually happened. The (...)