Noirin Collins  and Margaret Hegarty  in the “blue room” at Hegarty’s Auction Rooms

Auction at Hegarty’s in Bandon on August 26th based around Denniss Collection from a country house in Schull

 Irish George I silver candlesticks by John Hamilton, available from Charles and Sarah Vivian at the West Cork Antique Fair, Rosscarbery,  August 26th

Collectibles in many categories for buyers in counties Offaly, Dublin and Cork

Danish drinks bar from the Vintage Hub (€2,500) with Kandya stools by Frank Guille (€225 each)

Furniture from the late 1920s to the mid-1970s is getting a new lease of life as young professionals seek out original pieces

Dublin City Marathon 1983 - A young boy looking after the water for the marathon runners. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

Published: October 31st, 1983Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

Keighery’s auction house is good place to hunt for vintage Waterford glass

Tourmaline crystals from Afghanistan, coming under the hammer in Texas this week, estimate $30,000-$50,000.

Sale of eclectic and decorative furniture from owners of Ashford Castle

Paul Newman: a Rolex Daytona Cosmograph watch he gave to his daughter’s boyfriend in 1984 sold for $15.5 million in 2017, the most expensive watch ever sold at auction. Photograph: Getty Images

Rolex, Patek Philippe make up the A-list of sought-after vintage watches, followed by Omega, Cartier and Longines

The rug being moved at the  furniture and fine art auction at Powerstown House, Clonee, Co Meath in 1996. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Published: July 8th, 1996. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

The Comforter by Jack B Yeats

Yeats, Sean Keating, Mary Swanzy and Francis Bacon all feature on Ian Whyte’s list

Mitchell’s Cruiskeen Lawn whiskey advertising mirror, doubled its top estimate to make €11,500 at Victor Mee Auctions

Contents of old Donegal pub, Sweeneys of Ballyshannon, among top sellling lots at Victor Mee auction in Cavan

Part of the Corpus Christi procession from the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Mourne Road, Drimnagh in June 1982.Photograph: Eddie Kelly

Published June 11th or 14th 1982. Photograph by Eddie Kelly

Seán Keating’s  Fear Agus Bean ón Oileán (lot 193, €25,000-€30,000)

Ballyconneely auction of art, furniture, silver and handbags designed to attract buyers on a break

George Mealy on his years in the auctioneering business: “It has been a passion – an absolute passion. There was something new every day. I’ve loved every minute of it.”

Online and phone bidding have taken the fun out of the saleroom, says veteran auctioneer

Photographers train their cameras on the Guinness home. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Published: April 12th, 1986. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

June Blake’s garden, wrapped around her Victorian farmsteward’s cottage. Photograph: Wicklow Tourism

Don’t overlook these alternatives to Powerscourt and Mount Usher

Longlisted for Man Booker Prize 2018: Sally Rooney, Donal Ryan and Anna Burns. Photographs: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times; Man Booker

Sally Rooney, Donal Ryan and Anna Burns in running for £50,000 prize

‘Herding the Horses’ by Patrick Hennessy

Playwright’s widow selling Irish paintings to donate to Peter McVerry Trust

Victor Mee with some of the items from this week’s sale

Contents of old Donegal pub, Sweeneys of Ballyshannon, among top lots at Victor Mee

Rare chronometer timepiece doubled its lower estimate to make €25,000 at Fonsie Mealy’s summer sale in Castlecomer.

Results from the salerooms and forthcoming event

The Times We Lived In: House on Inis M, Aran Islands. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

The Times We Lived In – Taken: November 26th, 1955. Photograph by Eddie Kelly

Colin Walsh won last year’s Francis McManus short story prize but says that if you look at the economics of writing, it doesn’t really bode well.

Your book may be a page-turner, but it probably won’t be a money-maker

Bluthner boudoir piano at Adams

A boudoir grand piano, silver and art with reasonable reserves to be found at Adams

Arthur Devis Preston, portrait of James and Emily Fitzgerald, Count and Countess of Kildare, sold at Bonham’s for €262,000

Records smashed in salerooms last week show Old Masters are never out of fashion

Teapot by Etaoin O’Reilly, at In Flux

Catch an exhibition of students’ work and see behind the scenes of ‘The Breadwinner’

Map of the Hundred Acre Wood, at €487,000 the most expensive book illustration ever sold at auction

1926 map of the Hundred Acre Wood was unseen for nearly half a century

David Bowie backing group in action at Slane Castle. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

Published: July 13th, 1987.Photograph by Dermot O’Shea

6 Broadford Walk, Ballinteer, Dublin 16

Five homes to view this weekend

Lot 200: emerald and diamond ring

What’s due to go under the hammer in the art and antiques salerooms?

The “Love Cup” and a letter from US president Bill Clinton is expected to sell for ¤1,000 to ¤1,500 at Whyte’s auction

Pewter cup featuring pop artist Robert Indiana’s LOVE design set for Whyte’s sale

Lot 451, Lady Kildare’s writing desk

Fonsie Mealy’s summer sale includes objects from Carton House and Morristown Lattin

Lady Fingall, right, presenting the Joseph R O’Reilly memorial cup to Mrs B Allan, wife of the owner of the winning horse Copp. Photograph: Dermot Barry

Published: May 21st, 1954.Photograph by Dermot Barry

Northern comfort chair from Gabriel Furniture, a father and son team who are showcasing their designs at Irish Design Works 2018

Irish Design Works 2018 show features furniture, lighting, sculpture and more

Herman & Wilkinson is putting together its third sale of collectables from the East

Pauline Bewick, ‘Fossett’s Horse Rides’, 2001 (lot 104A).

Whyte’s summer sale of art has many small works by big-name artists

Old masters: Victoria Beckham at her boutique, where the Sotheby’s paintings on show include Lucas Cranach the Elder’s Portrait of a Man with a Spotted Fur Collar and Portrait of a Lady in Profile, from the circle of Leonardo da Vinci

Sotheby’s hopeful that artworks paired with fashion will be seen in a new light

The Times We Lived In – Published: May 12th, 1988. Photograph by Jack McManus

Carmel Mooney, ‘Edge’

As the artist looked on we asked a volcanologist for his take on these fiery paintings

The facade of the Royal Academy’s Burlington House in Piccadilly, London.

The big draw is the 2018 Summer Exhibition – a show that has been has been held every year since 1769

The Times We Lived In – Published: June 12th 1963. Photograph by Jimmy McCormack

The Hinterland Festival is taking place in Kells, Co Meath. Photograph courtesy of The Hinterland Festival

Hinterland Festival of Literature and Arts runs alongside two-day sale

The almost life-sized wooden E-Type Jaguar which sold for €4,000 in a  two-day sale as part of the Café en Seine contents auction. Photograph: Michael Donnelly

Stuffed grizzly bear, bronze ladies among top sellers at two-day sale

Tara brooch by Edmund Johnson, with Irish river pearls, from Weldons

Silver, art, furniture and vintage finds included in popular annual summer sale

John Trotter, Portrait of a Volunteer Officer

Step back in time with an 18th century art exhibition in what was once the only art gallery in Ireland and England

The Times We Lived In – Published: June 16th, 1982. Photograph by Eddie Kelly

Brian and Eileen Burns.

Irish-American lawyer says it’s time to sell collection built as a tribute to his heritage

Coolattin House, Co Wicklow

Three day Coolattin House sale includes collection of the late solictor Gerard O’Keeffe

Michael Ondaatje: Warlight is an elusive, elegiac novel which will enchant some readers and enrage others. Photograph: Getty Images

Warlight, the author’s latest novel, is about two teenagers being abandoned into the shadowy underworld of post-war London

Mainie Jellett’s Flower Forms

Works by Mainie Jellett and John Doherty could prove to be solid investments

The map of Ireland in the 1468 Venetian Portolan atlas identifies 57 settlements, including Porto Rosso (Portrush), Limerich, Chorca, Drogda (Drogheda) and Bre (Bray)

Map is part of a 600-year-old atlas going on auction at Christie’s for up to €1.8m

Diamond line “tennis’ bracelet for sale at Weldon’s.

Art and collecting: what sold, and what’s coming up in the salerooms

A marble-topped serpentine side table which belonged to William Randolph Hearst.

A Irish marble-topped piece once owned by William Randolf Hearst among items in Sunday sale

The organisers of ArtSummit have assembled a stellar panel of speakers for the conference, which will be held in the salubrious surroundings of Adare Manor in Co Limerick

Adare Art Summit to focus on wealth planning, with time for networking too

The Times We Lived In – Published: May 13th, 1986. Photograph by Dermot O’Shea

17th-century silver dressing-table set

Mint condition items show the fad for Chinoiserie that swept 17th century Ireland

Top of the sales lists was Jack B Yeats, whose Morning Glory rose above its top estimate to make €175,000 (€80,000–€120,000)

Big-hitters like Yeats, Henry and Osborne now fetching prices well above pre-sale estimates

Chinese blue and white dragon bowl, made €95,000 at Sheppard’s

Chinese blue and white dragon bowl fetches €95,000 at Sheppard’s Irish Auction House

John Luke, Pax

20th-century paintings owned by Pittsburg family to be sold in London

The Times We Lived In – Published, August 19th, 1997. Photograph by Alan Betson

Lot 248: Set of four italianate stone cherubs, €1,500-€2,500

Sheppard’s has created a dreamy garden in Laois to host its summer sale or garden furniture and statuary

The Instagarden from Argos who have thought long and hard about what is trending in gardening.  File photograph: Getty Images

Home Front: short of space at home but don’t want to move? A garden house is an increasingly popular option

Lot 33, Norah McGuinness, The Liffey

Land and seascapes show the Irish weather in all its unpredictable glory

The Times We Lived In: Published date;November 5th, 1996. Photograph by Jack McManus

Claude Monet, Nymphéas en Fleur

Record prices set for Matisse, Diego Rivera, Delacroix and Corot

The DFS Avenue bed.

How to do a sleepover in style and who will fix up your furniture

Paul Henry, ‘Killary Bay’, Lot 27

Major painting by Yeats and a collection of Kernoffs feature in summer sale

Lot 21, art deco gilt-framed mirror (one of pair)

From a Starck high stool to a 1960s Danish dining suite and a pyschedelic Scott rug

William Scott, Berlin Blues 2 and Dark Earth Scheme.

Sotheby’s expert makes comparison with Rothko and DeKooning ahead of auction

Students from Bolton Street College protest on the Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin. July 7th, 1987. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Published: July 7th, 1987, photograph by Peter Thursfield

A shed of fireplaces which will be offered in a four-day auction at BG Salvage

BG Salvage in Dublin 8 is selling a vast array of stock as it switches to property hire

Lissaniskey House, north Tipperary

From a Hermes scarf to Queen Anne furniture, everything is for sale at Lissanisky

John Philip Murray painting ‘Looking at Tradition’, Lot 300, Mullen’s Laurel Park

Newly-discovered eve-of-execution letter written by Kevin Barry in Mountjoy Jail goes for €17,000

Comedian Frank Carson retrieves his ball from the hole before taking part in the Terry Wogan Golf Classic at Dún Laoghaire Golf Course. Photograph: Joe St Leger / THE IRISH TIMES

The Times We Lived In – Published: June 4th 1990. Photograph by Joe St Leger

Whyte’s, tribal mask Lot 423

Vintage travel posters, rare Irish silver and contemporary art in Co Louth among the top picks to view

Lot 52 sapphire and diamond bracelet

Big bold bracelets dominate in jewellery sale

 ‘High Nelly’ bicycle made €7,000 (Victor Mitchell’s sale)    

Letitia Marion Hamilton, ‘Flower Market, Dubrovnik’, sells for twice lower estimate

The Times We Lived In: Published; July 24th, 1955. Photograph by Eddie Kelly

On sale in New York for $35 million: a rare Van Gogh painting once owned by Liz Taylor

The 1889 painting sold by Taylor’s estate in 2012 is back on the market, asking $35m

Lot 45 Roderic O’Conor, Figures in a Pool

A new app allows prospective buyers to visualise paintings on their own walls

Listings one: Pair of leather tub armchairs, Hegarty’s, Bandon, Lot 115  

Forthcoming at Sheppard’s, a newly-discovered eve-of-execution letter written by Kevin Barry in Mountjoy Jail, €20,000-€30,000

Sugar bowl circa 1755 by Jasper Johns. The Silver in Georgian Ireland Symposium is on Wednesday, May 30th, at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin. 

In the boom years of the 18th-century, the Irish put their finest silverware on display

The Times We Lived In. Published: June 13th, 2000. Photograph by Pat Langan

Hobbit one: Rare first edition copy of JRR Tolkien’s 'The Hobbit'

Just 1,500 copies printed in 1937 and this edition contains infamous publisher’s error

The Times We Lived In. Published: August 23rd 1961. Photograph by Gordon Standing

The Times We Lived In – Published: March 14th, 1953. Photograph by Dermot Barry

The Times We Lived In – Published: June 8th 1971. Photograph by Tommy Collins

Tea boxes are used for stands by Bookmakers at the races at the Phoenix Park racecourse on June 3rd, 1985. Photograph: Eddie Kelly/The Irish Times

The Times We Lived In – Published: June 3rd, 1985. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

The Times We Lived In – Published: February 8th 2002. Photograph by Frank Miller

Schoolboys pose next to the “The Bowl of Light” on O’Connell Bridge in April 1953. Photograph: Dermot Barry

Published: April 14th, 1953. Photograph by Dermot Barry

Dr John Charles McQuaid (President of Blackrock College, Dublin), Papal Nuncio Paschal Robinson, and President de Valera. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Times We Lived In – Published: June 22nd, 1932. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Times We Lived In – Published: May 5th 1980. Photograph by Tom Lawlor

The Times We Lived In – Published: August 11th, 1960. Photograph: Jimmy McCormack

Dress designer Sybil Connolly in her garden that runs between Merrion Square and Fitzwilliam Lane.  Photograph: Peter Thursfield / The Irish Times

The Times We Lived In – Published: October 31st, 1986. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The Times We Lived In – Published: September 29th, 1977. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The Times We Lived In – Date: January 1980. Photograph by Pat Langan

 Peter Carey: ‘our mother country is a foreign land whose language we have not yet earned the right to speak’. Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty Images

A novel whose powerful ambience, sly humour and slew of memorable characters are impressive on their own terms

The Times We Lived In – Published: July 25th 1968. Photograph by Dermot O’Shea

The Times We Lived In – Published: September 10th 1985. Photograph by Tom Lawlor

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