Denis Lynes

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Ted Hegarty, antiques auctioneer, Bandon, Co Cork

With interest rates for bank deposits at historic – and dismal – lows, many savers and investors are seeking alternative investments. Property, the st(...)

The programme from the famous “Thunder and Lightning Final” of 1939 which saw Kilkenny and Cork   brave extraordinary weather

German Stukas were unleashing blitzkrieg on Poland and British prime minister Neville Chamberlain had just declared war on Germany as Cork and Kilken(...)

‘For people starting out as collectors, furniture and art are the obvious choices’

Who? Denis Lynes established Lynes & Lynes in Cork City in 1976 and has been holding regular auctions for the past 40 years – with sales approxi(...)

Lotabeg: auctioneer George Gerard Mealy said “people were disgruntled by queues on the way in but were extremely happy on the way out”.

Mealy’s sale of the contents of Lotabeg House in Cork this week attracted the biggest crowd to any auction in Ireland for years. More than 7,000 peop(...)

On parade at Cheltenham: (left to right) Peter Payne-Gallwey, trainer and steward; Phil Bull, racehorse owner and founder of the Timeform system of handicapping horses; Sir Winston Churchill, British prime minister; his wife, Lady Spencer- Churchill; Harry Wragg, racehorse owner and famous jockey; Keith Piggott, jockey, trainer and  father of jockey Lester Piggott; Anne, Duchess of Westminster, owner of racehorses including Arkle; ‘Frenchie’ Nicholson, trainer and founder of a jockey school; Princess Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth; Sir Cecil Boyd-Rochfort,  Trainer of horses for British royal family; Ian Balding, trainer; Dorothy Paget, racehorse owner; Sir Noel Murless, trainer; Charlie Smirke, jockey; his wife, Ann Smirke; Dan O’Brien, trainer and father of Vincent O’Brien; Barry Fitzgerald, Irish film actor, whose real name was William Joseph Shields, best known for his role as Michaleen in ‘The Quiet Man’; Arthur Shields, Irish film actor, brother of Barry Fitzgerald, best known for his role as Rev Playfair in ‘The Quiet Man’; JP Donleavy,  Irish-American author –  or, possibly, his father, Pat Donleavy; Prince and Princess Monolulu, A famous, turban-wearing racing tipster and his partner; Pat Gray and Annie Hickman,  Tipperary farmer racegoer and his wife; Grania Cazenove, owner of a Tipperary stud farm; Waldron West, the artist disguised as a policeman; Herbert and Mrs Blagrave; trainer and his wife

Some Characters Seen at Cheltenham on Gold Cup Day, is the title of one of the most interesting and desirable paintings to appear at auction in Irelan(...)

Religious statuary which formed part of an auction of items from two Mercy convents in Tralee, Co Kerry, last Saturday

An auction of contents of two Mercy convents has unexpectedly turned out to be the most successful auction in Ireland in 2015 with 100 per cent of (...)