Fascinating nuggets aplenty in Sweeney's box of tricks
The estate of the late Tony Sweeney casts a long shadow over the spring sales.
The estate of the late Tony Sweeney casts a long shadow over the spring sales. Remembered as the doyen of Irish racing journalists, he was a man of many enthusiasms.
He was the author of the Sweeney Guide to the Irish Turf, but also of Ireland and the Printed Word 1475-1700, a scholarly survey of pre-1700 books associated with Ireland.
Negotiations are now underway with an institution regarding his personal collection of pre-1700s books.
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