What a gem! All eyes on Kinsale for fair
Des O’Sullivan looks ahead to a sale of vintage delights in Co Cork
Kinsale is always a popular venue and Hibernian Antique Fairs will have a full house at Acton’s Hotel from 11am to 6pm tomorrow for what will be their first Kinsale fair of 2017.
All their regular dealers will be in attendance with an array of silver, jewellery, Irish art, and Waterford Crystal. The fishing town will also see a collection of rare books and maps, china and porcelain, Victorian tools, miniatures, watches, Murano glass, coins, banknotes and vintage items.
Dealers from Belfast, Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Limerick, Drogheda, Galway and around Ireland will attend.
Among them are Weldon’s Dublin, Marie Curran, Dublin, Treasures Irish Art, Athlone; Des Gallagher, Belfast; Maureen Kiely, Drogheda; Eva Ryan, Limerick; Judy Burton, Waterford and Charles and Sarah Vivian from Co Cork.
Sadly, one dealer who will not be there is the late Tom Linehan from Cork who died at the end of April. He will be greatly missed by all of his colleagues.
A pigeon’s blood ruby and diamond ring which Weldon’s will bring to the antique fair in Kinsale tomorrow (€22,500).
A three-sapphire ring which will be part of the display on sale at the Hibernian Antique Fair at Kinsale tomorrow.