Majority of contents from Guinness house scoop €875,000 at Kilashee House yesterday
7 Oct 2015
The majority of contents in the Guinness family home scooped €875,000 at Kilashee House Hotel yesterday. Leixlip couple, Patrick and Louise Guinness, also have the beautiful Georgian Furness house on the market. They acquired the house from Patrick's parents Desmond and Mariga, back in 1994. Because all their children have now left the homestead, the couple have opted to downsize, their home is selling for €2.5million. Yesterday, a large amount of their valuable collections were sold by Fonsy Mealy Auctioneers. A 19th-century coach possibly used by King George IV on a visit to Lady Conyngham at Slane Castle sold for €32,000. The Speaker’s Clock at the Irish Houses of Parliament, created by Francis Johnston, was sold for €120,000. The gilt wood harp owned by the late Derek Bel of The Chieftains netted €3.200. A collection of 12 rare paintings by artist John Ireland sold for €1,600. Meanwhile, an inventory from Carton House dating back to 1818 scooped €10,000, estimates had suggested it would make €5,000. .
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