Detail from Claddagh Quay, Galway, by Cecil Maguire. The painting is up for auction  with some other items in the ESB art collection. It is expected to fetch up to €5,000.

Ireland’s State-owned electricity company, the ESB, is to sell a substantial portion of its corporate art collection by public auction. The sale is th(...)

The top lot in Adam’s was a painting by Roscommon-born Impressionist artist Roderic O’Conor, a French landscape titled Chemin Mènant à Grez which made €210,000 within the estimate (€150,000-€250,000).

It is almost mid-point in the 2014 auctions calendar and the results from two major art sales in Dublin this week suggest that the Irish market is rec(...)

‘A Dusty Rose’ (€50,000-€70,000)  by Jack B Yeats, one of the pieces from Deepwell, the home of John Reihill which is to be auctioned by Adam’s

In September 2011, Adam’s sold a painting titled A Fair Day, Mayo by Jack B Yeats for €1 million – the highest price ever paid for a picture at auctio(...)

Sir William Orpen’s Portrait of Captain Colin David Brodie, dating from 1928, (€20,000-€30,000)

A painting once stolen by the notorious Dublin criminal Martin Cahill, known by his nickname, “the general” is among the highlights in Whyte’s art auc(...)

‘A Farm in County Down’ by Paul Henry

Since the economy crashed in 2008, the Irish fine art and antiques market has experienced a flight to quality and search for safe-haven status. The mo(...)

Auction ResultsMonday, May 27th Whyte’s, Important Irish Art, RDS, Dublin. Bringing In The Turf by William Conor, €21,000 (€18,000- €22,000); Connema(...)

‘I have yet to see people who worked so hard for so little gain. It meant incessant toil with the spade” was how the painter Paul Henry describ(...)

Striped Jug and Flowers by Anne Redpath

A busy week in Dublin salerooms begins with Adam’s “Sunday Interiors” auction tomorrow at 11am with more than 600 lots including furniture, sil(...)

The catalogue for deVeres art auction in Dublin on May 14th contains some timely images of the Irish countryside as many city residents decamp (...)

Michael McDonough (79), Barbara 

McDonough-Flynn (76) and Margaret 

McDonough-Nee (75) in 
Milton, near 
Boston.
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 The three siblings were painted in 1946, when they were children, by artist Derek Clarke for ‘Connemara’, 
left, 
which sold at auction for ¤38,000.

Rarely has a painting attracted such interest or generated more emotion than Connemara Family (...)