Skibbereen online art auction includes ‘Paris (1948)’ by Louis le Brocquy, ‘The Prisoners’ by Patrick Collins and ‘Women of Belfast’ by William Conor

Forget flatpack – savvy punters know the place to go furniture-shopping is the auction room, where good-quality, handmade pieces can be found at knockdown prices

Auction rooms, charity shops and discount stores offer bargains for every aspect of your home improvements

Upcycling bric-a-brac, art and furniture from the vast selection available at markets and online auction sites is an enjoyable way of putting a unique stamp on your personal space


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