Monthly Archives: October 2012

“MacSwiney letter snapped up by National Archives” – Irish Examiner, October 17 2012

By Claire O’Sullivan, Irish Examiner Wednesday, October 17, 2012 A previously unknown letter written by a Cork lord mayor who died on hunger strike in a British jail has been sold to the National Archives. Terence MacSwiney’s letter was sold … Continue reading

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“Pleas for State to buy War of Independence letters” – Irish Examiner, Tuesday 16th October 2012

By Eoin English Tuesday, October 16, 2012 The auction of a unique collection of War of Independence letters is to go ahead tonight despite calls for the collection to be kept in public ownership. Auctioneer Ted Hegarty confirmed that, as … Continue reading

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“Letters linked to struggle for independence set for auction” – Irish Examiner, Mon. October 15

Letters linked to struggle for independence set for auction By Eoin English Monday, October 15, 2012 Rare letters linked to Ireland’s struggle for independence, including a handwritten note by the British prime minister, which were found in a collection not … Continue reading

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“Osborne sketchbook, a rare sale” – Irish Times, Saturday, October 13, 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012 Michael Parsons AN AUCTION next Tuesday in Bandon, Co Cork features the previously unseen archive of a prominent west Cork clan, the Keyes McDonnell family of Castlelack. Hegarty auctioneers said the papers include a sketchbook of … Continue reading

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Irish Examiner covers MacSwiney letter in Hegarty’s October 2012 Auction

IrishExaminer.com – Friday, October 12, 2012 MacSwiney letter could sell for up to €2,000 By Eoin English – Saturday, October 06, 2012 A previously unknown letter written by Lord Mayor of Cork Terence MacSwiney, who died on hunger strike in … Continue reading

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– Walter Osborne sketch book – letter from Terence MacSwiney dated 1916 – & more

An exciting discovery of a sketch book of Walter Osborne (1859 – 1903) drawings will highlight the forthcoming Hegarty’s Fine Art & Antiques Auction on 16th October next at the Auction Rooms, Bandon, Co. Cork. The sketch book came to … Continue reading

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