Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers
The Old Cinema
Chatsworth Street
Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
R95 XV05
+353 (0)56 4441229



The business, originally established in 1934 is a family run business based on Chatsworth Street, Castlecomer. In the late 1960’s Fonsie joined the firm and in addition to the established Antiques and Fine Art business, he set up a Rare Book Department. Fonsie is well known as a leading Auctioneer and Valuer of Antiques, Rare Books, Manuscripts, Fine Art, and Paintings.

George Fonsie, Fonsie’s Son joined the firm in 2004, and the business continues to prosper under the directorship of both Father and Son. With over 60 years’ combined experience, Fonsie and George Fonsie are well placed to offer a truly professional and personal service.

We are one of Ireland’s leading auction houses and have become recognised both nationally and internationally as the premier auctioneers in Rare Books, Fine Art, Paintings, Furniture, Silver, Sporting Memorabilia, Irish Historical Artefacts, Manuscripts and Maps.

Conditions of Sale

The highest bidder to be the buyer, and if any dispute arises between two or more bidders, the lot in dispute shall immediately be put up again and resold.

In the case of lots upon which there is a reserve, the Auctioneer shall have the right to bid on behalf of the Seller.

The Purchasers to give their names and places of abode.

The lots to be taken away and paid for, whether genuine and authentic or not, with all faults and errors of description at the buyers expense and risk, within the specified time after the end of the sale; the Auctioneers not being responsible for the correct description, genuineness or authenticity of or any default or defect in any lot, and making no warranty whatever.

If within 30 days after the Sale of any item, the Auctioneer receives a notice in writing from the Buyer by Registered Post that such an item is a deliberate forgery, together with the necessary evidence to satisfy the Auctioneers of such an allegation, then the sale of that item will be rescinded and the net purchase monies refunded (less any outlays incurred by the Auctioneers) to the purchaser. In the event of any dispute arising in relation to the foregoing, the matter shall be referred to an Independent Arbitrator to be agreed between the parties.
The auctioneers reserve the right to withdraw or adjust the content of any lot prior to the auction without notice.

To prevent inaccuracy in the delivery and inconvenience in the settlement of the purchase, no lot can on any account be removed during the time of sale, and the remainder of any purchase money due, must absolutely be paid on delivery.
Upon failure of complying with above conditions, any money deposited in part payment shall be forfeited. All lots uncleared within the time of aforesaid shall be resold by public or private sale, and the deficiency (if any) attending such resale, shall be made good by the defaulter at this sale.

N.B.: Payment by cash or guaranteed cheques. All Cheques or Drafts to be made payable to “Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Third Party Cheques or Drafts will not be accepted as payment for lots purchased.

Purchasers to pay 25% Auction Fees (VAT inclusive) depending of type of sale.
First-time Buyers require Bank References. Bids are accepted in euro only.
We accept payment by Debit Cards (Laser / Visa Debit Card) etc., and Credit Cards (Mastercard / Visa Payments are subject to 3% Surcharge).
All shipping from our auction house is outsourced to third parties. We do not pack or ship in-house. All items are shipped at the purchaser’s own risk and expense. We accept no responsibility for any issues arising between the purchaser and the shipping company.

The following information on shipping companies is provided as a guide:

For Books, Silver & smaller Items:

PACK & SEND Belfast East
379-381 Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 1AL, United Kingdom.

Tel +44 (0) 2890 219003

Fax +44 (0) 2890 455887



MBE -Mail Boxes. etc,
3 Lombard Street East, Dublin 2

T: +353 (0) 1 671 0400

For: Furniture and Large Artworks.

Gibbons Removals, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny.
Tel: 056.7760444

Mc Canns Removals, Durrow, Co.Laois.
Tel. 057.8736596

Carlyle Fine Art Services , Dublin.
Tel. 087.2890898

Chatsworth Summer Fine Art Sale

by Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers
28th May 2024 from 10:30am BST
Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny

Chatsworth Summer Fine Art Sale

by Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers
29th May 2024 from 10:30am BST
Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny