Vintage View: Christ the King church

Kya deLongchamps visits Christ the King, the masterpiece of celebrated US architect Barry Byrne and stumbles on a mystery.

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Wish List: Affordable character and colour on the home front

Celebrating 2015, The Year of Design, Refract presents the astonishing work of 20 glass designers from Britain, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, and the USA.

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Antiques in brief

Weldon’s will showcase these diamond and sapphire cluster earrings at the Kinsale Antique Fair tomorrow priced at €7,250.

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Keen interest in sale of collector’s estate

A pair of Louis XV walnut demi-lune side tables with ribbon inlay at Woodwards in Cork next Wednesday (€2,500-€4,000).

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Hobby Horses (1927) by Jack B Yeats at Dolan's Connemara sale in Clifden (€78,000-€85,000).

Bidder excitement builds for a great summer sale at Clifden

Des O’Sullivan looks forwards to an auction at Dolan’s which promises to be the best bank holiday sale in years.

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For an enjoyable family home, just add kids

Kya deLongchamps encourages us to live fully, and thrive in stylish, practical surroundings that can be enjoyed by the whole family from zero right up to 100.

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Vintage View: Mona Lisa Smile

Kya deLongchamps pauses to consider the most enigmatic face in the World.

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Nostalgia will be a big factor in sale of old style tractor seats

Des O’Sullivan expects a lot of collector interest in an unusual sale taking place in Castlecomer next week.

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Wish List: Delicious new buys for your home

Faith Ryan finds some gorgeous, eclectic new buys to make your home life as unique as you are.

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Good fences make for good neighbours

Kya deLongchamps gets a little defensive, as she sets up some outdoor boundaries in her choice of walls and fencing.

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Seating to make you healthy, wealthy and wise

Did you know that while teachers in Irish schools are supplied with ergonomic chairs on which to sit, school children spend hours each day on chairs that encourage poor posture?

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Big price for Enigma coder

An unnamed buyer has paid around €215,00 a rare German Enigma machine — used by the German military to send coded messages during the Second World War.

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Long case clock top lot in exciting sale

Des O’Sullivan predicts keen interest in a quality Dublin auction.

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Wish List: Some out of this world table-ware

Faith Ryan decorates with Brian O’Driscoll, and looks to the planets for some out of this world table-ware.

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Designs that will bring a smile to your face

Kya deLongchamps encourages us to re-assess our living space and find a way to surround ourselves with what makes us truly happy.

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Meet Cartoon Saloon director Paul Young

Yesterday saw the release date of a film by Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon, entitled Song of the Sea, which earlier this year was nominated for an Academy Award. 

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Exciting recent bidding, with more on the horizon

The sale of Archdeacon Tom Duggan’s military cross, OBE and Second World War medals at Woodwards in Cork last week demonstrates the power of an exceptional lot.

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Donegal carpet chief among a wealth of exciting sale items

Des O’Sullivan looks forward to what promises to be an eventful auction in Castlecomer next Wednesday.

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Vintage View: affordable and delicious period dishes

Majolica (often confused with tin-enamelled Maiolica) is a scrumptious and affordable lead-glazed earthenware that took off in the mid-19th century and is still potted and prized in Europe and the US.

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Meet antique alumnus Marc Allum

Niall Murray talks to the man who’s on the money when it comes to odd items on Antiques Roadshow.

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