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    AN IRISH PUB AND AN EARLY U2 POSTER

    Saturday, August 24th, 2019

    There is more than a whiff of nostalgia in Aidan Foley’s auction at Sixmilebridge Co. Clare on August 27.  The sale goes back to the days when pubs were individual rather than generic, snug refuges with  open turf, log or coal fires dotted with the occasional utterly genuine conversation piece – pastiche was unheard of – and sawdust on the floor.  Original contents from a number of such establishments offer rich pickings to collectors at Sixmilebridge.  There is a big selection of pub memorabilia from the Murray family of Limerick. They owned nightclubs and pubs and when they added the highly traditional Scott’s Bar in Kilkee to their portfolio they retained many original contents.Some of these are included in this 1,200 auction which is, Aidan Foley promises, “original stuff”, the kind of thing that collectors go for.  A fine framed advertisement for Michael Egan’s finest Irish whiskey, Limerick, Ireland is redolent of an earlier age. Aidan Foley will include some original Cunard Line luggage label stickers from a long gone travel agency, a nostalgia tinged memory of the days when people left Ireland on ocean liners never to return. An early U2 Tick Tock Tour poster will attract a different sort of collector.

    An old Irish Whiskey advertisement UPDATE: THIS MADE 900 AT HAMMER
    An early U2 poster

    HOTEL FURNISHINGS FROM ADARE MANOR AT SIXMILEBRIDGE

    Saturday, May 5th, 2018

    A SELECTION FROM AIDAN FOLEY’S SALE

    Hotel furnishings from Adare Manor will be sold by Aidan Foley at Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare on May 14 and 15. The 1,500 lot auction includes lots now surplus to requirements at Adare Manor and will also feature lots from other clients.

    Office equipment, banqueting tables, kitchen equipment, sofa beds, vintage furniture, a pony cart in need of restoration, fishing equipment and militaria are among the lots on offer on May 14.  On the following day there is Georgian drum table, gilt consul tables, four poster beds, a carved oak dining table, armchairs, oak coffers, wardrobes, serving tables, bookcases and Royal Crown Derby china. Viewing gets underway on May 12.