Flogging the family silver in times of need has long been a discreet tradition among the no longer wealthy. Selling in London means avoiding the embar(...)

Hilton House, Mullinahone, Co Tipperary

Hilton House, Mullinahone, Co Tipperary “The valley near Slievenamon” – spiritual home of Tipperary hurling fans according to the popular ballad – is (...)

James O’Halloran of Adam’s Auctioneers valuing the objects that were purchased as part of our Five Go on a Treasure Hunt series. Photograph: Alan Betson 4:03

You have finally got around to clearing the attic. While leafing through yellowing copies of An Claidheamh Soluis and The Illustrated London News s(...)

In the summer of 1955, Jackie Kennedy and her husband visited Ireland and went to the races at the Curragh. She later recalled the drive down from (...)

Workmen found what they thought was an old press or bathroom cabinet and were about to dump it into a skip when Fr John O’Reilly asked them to leave it to one side

A Flemish altarpiece discovered by a priest in Co Wexford was sold at auction last night for €40,000. The 15th-century artwork went under the hammer a(...)

Bantry House: auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull said they hoped to raise about €1 million from the sale of the house’s contents, which include paintings, furniture, books and French tapestries. Photograph: Lyon & Turnbull /PA Wire

The contents of Bantry House in west Cork – one of Ireland’s best-known stately homes – will be sold at auction this autumn. One of Scotland’s leadin(...)

The portrait of Msgr Patrick J Garvey, dated 1902, by American artist Thomas Eakins

In a case with parallels to that of the Jackie Kennedy letters, a Catholic seminary in the United States is facing opposition to its planned sale of (...)

Three Studies for a Portrait of John Edwards. Photograph: Christie’s Images Ltd

A painting by Dublin-born artist Francis Bacon sold for $80.8 million (€58.9 million) in New York last night. The triptych painting Three Studies for (...)

Yvonne and Louis Jammet, then owner of Jammet’s restaurant in Dublin, with AJ Con Leventhal (centre) in 1932. Jackie Bouvier and her stepbrother “Yusha” Auchincloss were brought to the restaurant by Fr Joseph Leonard in 1950. Photograph: Róisín Hood/Jammet’s

The archive of letters written by Jackie Kennedy to Fr Joseph Leonard, to be sold at auction by Sheppard’s Irish Auction House next month, contains do(...)

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy wirh Fr Joseph Leonard: the archive of her correspondence with the priest will be sold at auction next month. Photograph supplied by Sheppard’s Irish Auction House. 2:48

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy’s thoughts about her marriage to President John F Kennedy, their life in the White House and her reaction to his assassinat(...)