THIS Sunday January 25 Hibernian Antique Fairs and most of Ireland’s leading antique and fine art dealers will host a major fair at Dromoland Castle, County Clare. As befits this environment, the emphasis will be on excellence and quality with a particular focus on Irish fine art and antiques. It’s the second such fair at the five star castle and is set to become an annual highlight there.
The company’s founder and CEO Robin O’Donnell said: “Following the resounding success of the K Club The Luxury Collection last October, Hibernian Antique Fairs are on the go again”.
Some of Ireland’s top fine art galleries along with acclaimed artists from around the country are taking part. “We have felt for years that the high end of the antique and fine art business needed to be brought to our audience but could never quiet find a way to do it. We believe we have now found the place and the way,” says Robin. “We have been inundated with inquiries by both the trade and the public and the demand for stands at the fair has been nothing short of extraordinary”. He made a decision early to try and make this into something new and different, with the emphasis on absolute quality at all costs.
“It would have been much easier and far more profitable to throw the gates open and just allow everybody and anybody to show at the event but we strongly believed in order to host an event like this the emphasis had to be on quality and not quantity”.
Anticipate stands and gorgeous goods from O’Kelly Antiques Limerick, Gormley’s Fine Art, Annamoe Antiques Wicklow, Kerry Mullaly, Maura Coffee, Janet Greeves fine jewellery Belfast, Treasure Irish Art Athlone, to name but a few.
Admission to the event will be mostly by invitation with a number of tickets available at the event to the public at a cost of 5euro a head and children free. The fair runs on Sunday January 25, from 11am to 6pm; further details may be had by email: [email protected]