Garech Browne

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Galway City Museum lies opposite the historic Claddagh district in Galway. The ring will be showcased in the new  Atlantic Museum extension in 2022

What is believed to be the oldest-known Claddagh ring in existence is on its way back to Galway having been recently purchased by the city’s museum. (...)

Set of eight Irish George III chairs from Killadoon House,  Co Kildare achieved €55,000 (reserve  €17,600- €29,300) at Sotheby’s

Auctions Results January 15th, RJ Keighery Antiques, Waterford Lot 109, two antique timber fairground horses, €320 (€100-€200); lot 142, captain(...)

Claddagh rings from Garech Browne’s collection feature in the Sotheby’s Royal and Noble sale on January 21st in London.

Twenty-two Claddagh rings from the collection of patron of the arts, traditional Irish music and poetry enthusiast and all-round bon viveur Garech Bro(...)

Carton House. Over two centuries earls, dukes, lords and a loanshark presided as head of a dining table, which is about to go under the hammer at Sotheby’s in London. Photograph: Alan Betson

If pieces of furniture could talk and recount tales from their use, perhaps lot 72 in the forthcoming Royal and Noble sale by Sotheby’s in London, on (...)

A jewelled breast star representing the Most Illustrious Order of St Patrick. Photograph: Sotheby’s

The contents of one of Ireland’s most famous country homes, Luggala in Co Wicklow, are to be sold at a major auction in London later this month. Soth(...)

Author Eoin Colfer and  Ballymorris House.   The house outside Wexford town sold for €975,000

The residential property market is slowing down with the registered number of sales of houses and apartments across Ireland in 2019 down almost 4 per(...)

Guinness heir: Garech Browne at his Luggala estate home in 2018. Photograph: RTÉ

Who – or what – was Garech Browne? It’s hard for the people who knew him to reach a consensus, although Last Days at Luggala (RTÉ One, Wednesday, 9.35(...)

The sale of the Luggala property  sparked intense interest from a host of wealthy international buyers, amid calls for the State to buy it to add to Wicklow National Park. File photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

U2 lead singer Bono tried to buy Luggala, the Co Wicklow estate and house owned until recently by the Guinness family and home to Garech Browne until (...)

Luggla: Garech Browne on his Co Wicklow estate in 1999. Photograph: Joe St Leger

His parties and hospitality were unsurpassed, but a new documentary about Garech Browne paints a portrait of a spendthrift who eventually ran out of m(...)

Luggala Lodge dates from about 1787 and was used as a location for films and TV series including Braveheart,  Excalibur, King Arthur, Dancing at Lughnasa and The Tudors.

A reclusive Italian count is believed to be the new owner of the 5,000 acre Luggala estate in Co Wicklow after his wife set up a company by the same n(...)

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