22 November 2020
By Elaine Murphy
What: Public sale of chosen contents from Michael Flatley’s Castlehyde Home, close to Fermoy, Co Cork
When: Thursday 26 November 2020, 10.00-13.00 & 14.00-17.00
Digital Catalogue: https://www.sheppards.ie/digital
Sheppard’s public sale home of Durrow, Co Laois will maintain a “a residue sale” of the contents of Michael Flatley’s Castlehyde property on November 26 and 27.
Greater than 700 gadgets from the Irish American dancer’s residence might be up on the market throughout the stay on-line public sale, together with medieval-style fits of armour, rifles, a billiard desk, and neoclassical Roman busts.
The gadgets within the public sale are “surplus to necessities within the newly-devised ornamental scheme” of the house.
Michael Flatley bought the 12 bed room Castlehyde in 1999 for €4 million, the spent an estimated €30 million on its refurbishment. The mansion, and its contents, have been put available on the market in 2015 for €20 million. The property was withdrawn from the market in 2017 and relaunched in 2018 with a lesser asking worth of €12.5 million, in line with the Irish Occasions. Traditionally, Castlehyde was the seat of the Hyde household, which included Douglas Hyde who was the first President of Eire, after the nation gained independence.
Flatley tour in 2018