‘Airman of Inisheer’ by Margaret Clarke

“Since the beginning of 2015 the Irish art market has experienced a resurgence and there is a palpable confidence in the saleroom with collect(...)

The certificate granting the ‘Freedom of the City of Dublin’ to the artist Sir John Lavery in 1935 has turned up after 80 years and is to be sold at auction later this month. Photograph: Fine Art & Collectibles Auctioneers & Valuers

The certificate granting the Freedom of the City of Dublin to the artist Sir John Lavery in 1935 has turned up after 80 years and is to be sold at auc(...)

Mahan Esfahani, who was born in Tehran in 1984, makes music like someone who has an old head on young shoulders. Photograph: Marco Borggreve

Kilkenny Arts Festival’s Eternal Harmony: The Music of JS Bach got off to a sticky start on Friday. It was a clammy day, and even damper in the int(...)

Denis Russell  shows the paintings he found in a hedge near his home in Co Wicklow on Tuesday. Photograph: Whelan family

A man cutting furze bushes in a field beside his holiday cottage in Co Wicklow on Tuesday has found paintings by leading Irish artists in a black b(...)

Cabbage vendors: a postcard included in one of the biggest collections of vintage Irish postcards dating mostly  from 1905-1920

Are you a deltiologist? No, it doesn’t mean membership of a weird cult or refer to the latest fad diet. The little-used word is used to describe a col(...)

Detail from ‘The Queen’s own Scottish Borderers Observe the King of Jews Appearing behind Seán McGuigan’s Sheep on the Fourth Sunday After Epiphany’ by Belfast artist Dermot Seymour, which has an estimated auction price of €1,500-€2,000

Viewing begins today for Dublin’s first major art auction of 2015 when Whyte’s unveils its Irish and international art at the RDS where the sale ta(...)

Ian Whyte: “There is an acute shortage of top-quality art and collectibles for auction.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Despite three consecutive art auctions in Dublin scheduled to begin on Monday – at Whyte’s, de Veres and Adam’s – and other sales around the country, (...)

A vintage poster for the film Sally’s Irish Rogue, the first film to be made at Ardmore Studios in Bray, Co Wicklow

MICHAEL PARSONS Whyte’s auction of collectibles next Saturday includes vintage film and travel posters, advertising memorabilia, militaria, coins and (...)

Postcard from a  selection of rare, early 20th-century postcards from Kilkenny (€200-€300). It  features the Kilkenny team that won the 1907 All-Ireland final.

Tipperary beat Kilkenny by a single point (1-9 to 1-8) to win the 1950 All-Ireland hurling final. A copy of the match programme is among the GAA lots (...)

Film buff alert: A poster for Dublin nightmare, €150-€200 at Whyte’s

More than 800 posters collected from the 1940s to the 1970s, mainly from cinemas around Ireland, will be auctioned by Whyte’s next Saturday in the Fre(...)