Monday November 30, 2020

Flatley’s pile gives up its treasures and trinkets

The sale of 700 items from Castlehyde House’s contents is a window into the idiosyncratic tastes of the former Riverdance star

22nd November, 2020
2
The dining room at Castlehyde House, Michael Flatley’s home in Co Cork

A home seldom comes as grand as Castlehyde House, the Palladian mansion magnificently restored by Michael Flatley in 2001. With a second refurbishment underway, some 700 items from its contents will be sold at Sheppard’s this week in order to, as Philip Sheppard puts it, “render his collection more relevant”.

Flatley’s tastes are eclectic: there are Gainsborough chairs, sporting shotguns, portraits of literary heroes (Wilde and Tolstoy), Chinese porcelain, terrestrial globes, gold plated...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The Belgian-born master’s singular approach to the depiction of the human head is shown in a quartet of new works at Adam’s Important Irish Art sale

Ros Drinkwater | 1 day ago

The saxophone that Bill Clinton famously tooted on the campaign trail in 1992 is now up for auction

Ros Drinkwater | 1 day ago