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.

A valuable grandfather clock that plays God Save The Queen has been removed from the main hall in Leinster House after suffering damage from hot ai(...)

 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

In 1789, while the revolting French were sharpening the guillotine for plump aristocratic necks, in London an untroubled Prince of Wales was enjoying (...)

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

There were some very strong prices – and some big surprises – during the two-day Chatsworth fine art sale at Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers which ended o(...)

In February, a “Native American” outfit sold for €320,000 at Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers

Auction Results: Monday (June 1st) Victor Mee Auctions on-the-premises sale of house contents at Emo House, Emo, Co Laois. A Georgian mahogany four(...)

The back of a  medal awarded to one of the Clare team who  won the All-Ireland hurling final in 1914

GAA memorabilia seems to be growing in popularity among collectors in Ireland and throughout the diaspora. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers has an interesting(...)

The £1 race card for the 1993 Aintree Grand National, signed by all the jockeys, is estimated at €300-€500

As the world’s favourite horse race – the Grand National at Aintree, Liverpool – takes place this afternoon, an unusual memento of the annual event ha(...)

A set of forks which belonged to Jonathan Swift have green-stained ivory handles which  carry the initials of the writer and his family coat of arms

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), the renowned Anglo-Irish satirist and Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, used his quill to deadly effect to puncture (...)

A first edition of ‘Dubliners’ with the original green dust-jacket went for £86,500 at Sotheby’s in 2013.

Since the new year, first edition copies of Dubliners by James Joyce can officially be classified as “antiques” – or antiquarian as they’re describ(...)

Four volumes containing the unique copies of ‘The Flapper’, a magazine produced in 1904-1910 by the Shaw children of Bushy Park House, Terenure, Dublin sold for €4,400

Auction results: Friday (December 5th) Bonhams, London. A Kunstkammer table-top cabinet made in Augsburg, Germany during the mid-17th century, and fo(...)

The Flapper:  the four leather-bound albums contain a fascinating account of Edwardian life from the perspective of six children who lived in Bushy Park house in Terenure

A very rare glimpse into the private world of upper-class children in early 20th century Ireland has come to light in a unique set of documents con(...)