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    Sunday, July 3rd, 2016
    The auction of contents of the Convent of Mercy at Doon, Co. Limerick on July 9 will scatter the accumulations of 151 years. Charleville auctioneer P.J. O’Gorman will offer more than 350 lots from the collection of The Sisters of Mercy, who are leaving. The sisters came to Doon from Kinsale in 1865 in the aftermath of the famine.  In the years from 1847 to 1853 the number of houses in the parish had dropped from 982 to 375.  During one six month period more than 300 people died of starvation.

    Highlights include a Regency breakfast table, a Victorian extending dining table, library bookcases, an unusual pair of long benches, a Dublin long case clock and a six stop pedal pipe organ from the convent chapel. There are church pews, statues, porcelain, bras and books.  Here is a small selection:

    A long case clock.

    A long case clock.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 500

    A Victorian bookcase.

    A Victorian bookcase.

    A pair of unusual Victorian benches.

    A pair of unusual Victorian benches.  UPDATE: THESE MADE 300

    A Victorian pipe organ

    A Victorian pipe organ  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,200