Hundreds of bargain hunters descended on Adare Manor in Limerick late last week for a two-day auction of the hotel's interiors and exteriors, before it completes a major refurbishment under owner JP McManus.
According to the Irish Examiner, more than 1,800 items ranging from colonial four-poster beds to antique paintings were put under auctioneer Aidan Foley’s gavel at the auction.
The Limerick Leader reports that the most expensive item to sell over the two days was a Yahama baby grand piano which sold for €4,550, more than four times its reserve, adding that over 5,000 people came to view the auction lots on Tuesday and Wednesday, and more than 800 people registered for the auction on the first day of the sale, while, in addition, there were some 300 active bidders online and more over the phone.One of the items
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Items auctioned included the beds slept in by US president Bill Clinton and golfer Tiger Woods during their Irish visits.