This unique bronze by Stephanie Hess, called Air Hug II, will be a subtle reminder of the year without hugs for our loved ones. €1,400 at the Solomon Fine Art gallery.

With lockdown curtailing normal shopping activity, members of the Irish Antiques Dealers’ Association have curated a selection of unusual pieces that (...)

Seamus Heaney on his 70th birthday at his home in Sandymount, Dublin in 2009.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The latest catalogue from De Burca Rare Books in Blackrock lists some highly collectable works by the late Irish bard and writer Seamus Heaney. While (...)

Celtic Cross in a West of Ireland Landscape by Paul Henry sold for €105,000 through Morgan O’Driscoll

Morgan O’Driscoll ’s Irish and international art this week was a good litmus test for the online auction market in the current health crisis. The res(...)

The Store Yard has a selection of 19th century rocking horses,  from €350, and vintage red hat boxes from Christy’s of London c1960, €90 each.

Antique gifts have a lot to offer. Not only are they the most eco-friendly choice, they are made to last and for buyers offer a more relaxed alternati(...)

Sean Connery as James Bond in Goldfinger, 1964. Photograph: Corbis/Getty

With the advent of autumn, two rare book catalogues have just been launched for winter fireside reading. Some of the highlights from De Búrca Rare Bo(...)

Sylvia Beach and James Joyce.

Ulysses is now widely regarded as one of the greatest works of western literature, invariably topping lists of best novel categories, and holding a re(...)

With wedding season in full swing, many guests are faced with the dilemma of choosing gifts. Not everyone wants to give cash, or tackle an online wedd(...)

Queen Victoria meeting an Irish colleen: from Punch magazine in 1861

Collectors of rare and antiquarian books are increasingly using the internet to search for, and to buy, so traditional catalogues are now generally pu(...)

Eamonn de Burca: ‘As a general rule of thumb, with really rare books one can expect to double one’s money in 10 years’

Éamonn de Búrca runs De Búrca Rare Books, along with his son William, in Blackrock, Co Dublin. He buys and sells old and rare books, manuscripts and (...)

‘An Mháthair agus Sgéalta Eile’ by Patrick Pearse, inscribed on February 19th, 1916

Until he attained fame as a rebel leader and signatory of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, Patrick Pearse was better known as a teacher and wri(...)

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