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Fans were once essential fashion accessories on formal occasions but are now rarely used except by ladies of a certain age in Mediterranean countri(...)

Is this the famous lost Victorian painting ‘The Rush Gatherers, Lough Corrib, Connemara, Ireland’.

A famous 19th century painting of Lough Corrib in Connemara by James John Hill – believed lost for over 150 years – has unexpectedly been found.Or ha(...)

During the first World War the British government established National Shell Factories in Britain and Ireland to manufacture munitions for the West(...)

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 (...)