Mulligan’s of Poolbeg Street: an old Dublin establishment with plenty of charm. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

In my more than 25 years of writing Lonely Planet’s guide to Dublin, the one constant is that Dubliners have little more than a vague familiarity with(...)

Balloon sculptures by Jeff Koons, €15,000-€20,000 each

A rare painting by Paul Henry, Celtic Cross in a West of Ireland Landscape (1929), featuring a large cross dominating his signature bulbous cloud land(...)

Castle Blunden: Jane and Caroline Blunden at their former family home, in Co Kilkenny, some of whose contents are being auctioned on June 25th. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

THE BLUNDEN TWINS HAVE TRAVELLED THE WORLD THROUGH ART AND CULTURE. NOW THEY ARE BACK FOR A FINAL SALE OF CONTENTS AT CASTLE BLUNDEN, IN CO KILKENN(...)

Lot 268, an 18th century   German table box. It sold for €36,000

While auction catalogues can make fine bedtime reading, the highly-charged atmosphere through the online audio link of Fonsie Mealy’s sale in Birr on (...)

A small violin and bow fetched €1,500 at the auction at Mullen’s of Laurel Park, having had an estimate of €100-€200.

AUCTION RESULTS Mullen’s of Laurel Park in Bray, Co Dublin, February 18th: an 80 per cent sale rate. Lot 326, Ciaran Cleere’s Waiting for Currachs to(...)

Lot 304; A rare and early photograph of the Moon signed by Prof Henry Draper 1863 (€7,000–€11,000)

 A chance meeting at the British Association of the Advancement of Science held in Dublin in August 1857, sparked the beginning of an amateur alb(...)