The top lot of the first day of the auction, The Long Walk, Galway, made €10,000.
Wild Poppies made €8,250 at hammer, Poppies in a Wildflower Meadow made €8,750 and other works sold for various sums above €5,000.
Classical mixed media works by Markey Robinson, Fishing Boats Return and The Road Home, sold for €3,300 and €3,200 respectively; A Galway Squall by James Humbert Craig made €7,000; September Evening, Tallow Fair by Arthur Maderson made €3,800; Dubliner by Harry Kernoff made €3,400; Buachaill Óg by Robert Taylor Carson made €3,500; Summer’s Day, Salthill by John Morris made €2,500; and The Summer Roses by Patrick Hennessy sold for €2,800.
Carrarroe, Connemara by Charles Lamb failed to find a buyer. It had been estimated at €7,500-€8,500.
A suprising casualty on the centenary of the start of the First World War was an album of photographs showing the building of a 54-tonne wagon gun for a rail gun at Gateshead in 1914. Estimated at €1,000-€1,500, it failed find a buyer.
August 1948, the artist Lucian Freud spent three weeks on holiday in Ireland. This drawing, entitled Boat Connemara, is one of two works he produced while here.
He used a masterly technique of calligraphic patterns and cross hatching with a hint of colour to highlight the subject.
The work was rediscovered and came up at Christie’s in London last February. It was estimated at £200,000-300,000 and sold for £657,250 (about €827,000).