The final refurbishments at luxurious Ashford Castle at Cong in Co. Mayo have been completed. Auctioneer Aidan Foley will offer contents from 55 bedrooms and lots from other parts of the hotel at the old Sawmills on the Clonbur Road near Cong next February 7 and 8. More than 1,000 lots will be sold without reserve.
There are curtains, lamps, sofa’s, beds, dressing tables, towel radiators, pictures, prints, mirrors and antique furniture. There will be viewing on Friday, February 6. Many items sold for much more than had been anticipated at a similar sale of contents from the first part of the refurbishment of the castle – hotel last summer.
UPDATE: This was a highly successful auction at which nearly everything was sold. There were internet bidders from around the world, many with memories of holidays at Ashford. Nearly 40% of lots were sold on the internet.
(See post on antiquesandartireland.com for July 24, 2014).