‘A Connemara Cottage’ by Paul Henry

Auction Results Monday (September 25th), Dix Noonan Webb, London, “Paper Money” auction. A collection of 78 Irish “Lady Lavery” 10-shilling notes all(...)

Lot 86, an antique blue-and-white ‘Qing Period’ vase measuring just 23cm sold for €740,000

“Chinese vase sells for record price. ” Heard it before? Well, here we go again. Last Saturday, a bidding war lasting seven minutes unexpectedly erup(...)

Taking the Donkey Through the Water, by English artist Harold Harvey, depicts an idyllic countryside scene, and is estimated at €8,000-€12,000.

Sheppard’s saleroom in Durrow, Co Laois has been unusually quiet for the past six months as the auctioneers held two major sales off-site – first at C(...)

Most of the main Irish auction houses are “resting” for Hallowe’en and the schools’ mid-term break after a hectic autumn, but have already announced d(...)

Loughton House in Moneygall, Co Offaly: 91 per  cent  of 2,700 lots under the hammer were sold and the house is still on the market for €2.75 million.

Sheppard’s marathon four-day auction at Loughton House in Moneygall, Co Offaly concluded last weekend after more than 2,700 lots went under the hammer(...)

The 1976 silver-grey Silver Shadow Rolls Royce which is for for sale

Sheppard’s is entering the classic cars market, with a section of its forthcoming auction devoted to this niche area of collecting. Classic and vint(...)

Map of the manor of Abbeyleix, Co Laois, which is reputedly the oldest planned estate town in Ireland

The outgoing Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan took a brief break from election canvassing in his Laois constituency to drop into his loca(...)

The tiara, believed to date from the 1930, was once owned by the Honourable Doreen O’Brien, a daughter of the14th Baron of Dromoland Castle, Co Clare

Sheppard’s ended a busy year with a one-day sale in Durrow, Co Laois, on Tuesday where the top lot was, to general surprise, Lot 514, “two polychrome (...)

An 18th century mahogany table sold for £19,500

Auction Results Tuesday (September 8th) John Weldon Auctioneers, Cows Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin. Rare coins. An Irish 1943 Half-crown €1,000 (€1(...)

Detail from The Learner by Jack B Yeats, one of the paintings already consigned to The Irish Sale at Sotheby’s in London on October 21st

Thinking of selling art or antiques? Some auctioneers have already announced auction dates and are actively seeking consignments this month. All offer(...)