Friday May 29, 2020

A tale of two sales

Castlecomer is the place to be, as both its auction houses have upcoming sales: Fonsie Mealy’s on March 7, and Mealy’s on March 13

4th March, 2018
A Russian School silver gilt triptych at Fonsie Mealy’s

In the 1986 film Heartburn, the late Nora Ephron’s fictionalised account of the break-up of her marriage to journalist Carl Bernstein, the newlyweds are showing friends round the fire-ravished ruin of a house they’ve just purchased. “This is why we bought the place,” says the husband, proudly pointing to the period marble chimneypiece.

It raises a smile, but they wouldn’t be the first to buy a property on the strength...

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