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(...)

Rare first World War leather horse mask, €900-€1,400 at Mealy’s

War Horse, the title of a Steven Spielberg film and a West End musical based on the children’s novel by Michael Morpurgo, reminded 21st-century aud(...)

A collection of early 20th-century mugshots of Irish emigrants in America sold for €540

GAA medals are not just tokens of honour and glory. Some have significant financial value and are sought after by a growing band of Irish collectors a(...)

The great Wexford hurling star Nickey Rackard

Sports fans are among the most avid collectors and a lucrative business has developed supplying their demand for mementoes. GAA and rugby items are am(...)

Salmon Fishing on the Boyne by Nano Reid (€25,000-€35,000) at Whyte’s

Tuesday, May 20th Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers, The Chatsworth Fine Art Sale, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny. 80 per cent of lots sold. Oil painting by Abraham (...)