RARE ‘SALE OF LIMERICK’ CATALOGUE AT LIMERICK AUCTION ROOMS AUCTION

Hamptons Limerick Auction Rooms,

Garryglass Industrial Estate, Ballysimon Road, Limerick, Co.Limerick

Contact: Daren Parish or Richard Ryan on (061) 422143 or (087) 829 0735

Web: http://www.lar.ie/

SALE OF ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES

On: Saturday 18th February, 2012 at 2.30pm

There are several interesting items amongst the 400+ lots in this sale but head and shoulders above the rest is a fascinating piece of social history – a catalogue for the sale of Limerick City by the 4th Earl of Limerick in 1907. It seems from the catalogue, that what little of Limerick the Pery family didn’t own, wasn’t worth owning. The extraordinary sale took place over a full week in June 1907. The catalogue is in fair condition and includes numerous maps, details of leases, ground rents etc. and hopefully will find its way into a museum collection. It carries a paltry estimate of €500 – €600 and will surely fetch far more than that on the day. The Earldom of Limerick continues to flourish with the 7th Earl born as recently as 1963 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_of_Limerick albeit now based in England.

Viewing:

Wednesday 15th Feb. from 10.00am – 6.00pm

Thursday 16th Feb. from 10.00am -6.00pm

Friday 17th Feb. from 10.00am – 6.00pm

Saturday 18th Feb. (day of sale) from 9.30am

Catalogue here: https://www.easyliveauction.com/auction_catalogue.cfm?d&auction=16834BFCCD4943D1FA00

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