A Fair Day, Mayo by Jack B Yeats sold for €1 million in 2011, the highest figure paid at auction for a work of art in Ireland

The Irish fine art and antiques market was worth an estimated €50 million last year. That’s a drop of about 50 per cent since the peak of the boom (...)

‘Harvest Fruit’ by Patrick Hennessy (estimate €3,800-€4,500) at Dolan’s Irish Art House in Clifden, Co Galway

Viewing is underway for the last big auctions of summer before the holiday season. First up is Matthews Auctioneers’ “Summer Auction” at Rockfield Hou(...)

Auction ResultsWednesday, June 19th Bonhams, London. Art Déco bronze and ivory figure of a dancer by Demetre Chiparus, (pictured) £265,250 (£200,000-£(...)

Next Sunday, June 23rd, auctioneer Damien Matthews will sell the contents of Drumbar House, Cavan town at 2pm. Viewing takes place on Saturday. The house, originally part of the Farnham Estate, was home to the McCarren family and was recently sold to a couple from Hong Kong. Estimates for the more than 600 lots range from €20 to €15,000.

House contents auctions held on the premises are popular with bidders as they allow items to be viewed in situ. Next Sunday, June 23rd, auctioneer Dam(...)

The entire contents of The Montrose Hotel, formerly one of Dublin’s best-known hotels, are to be sold at public auction next Saturday. The 158-(...)