A number of items of Roscommon memorabilia were sold at auction in Kilkenny today.
Two “Books of Survey and Distribution” for County Roscommon, which contain maps and details of land ownership, sold for €50. The remainder of the local items sold related to Roscommon GAA.
A lot comprising of 5 GAA County History Books, including “Roscomain, 101 Years, 1889 – 1990, sold for €130.
A Silver and Rose Gold Medal inscribed on the reverse with “Boyle – G.A.A. 1914,” sold for €100. There was no indication of what competition it related to.
A programme from the 1946 All-Ireland Senior Football Final, between Roscommon and Kerry, (Drawn game) sold for €210, while a programme from the Replay sold for €420.
A programme from the 1962 All-Ireland Senior Football Final, between Roscommon and Kerry sold for €100.
Meanwhile lot which featured a variety of GAA memorabilia, included a photo of the Roscommon GAA All-Ireland winning team of 1943 signed by Captain Jimmy Murray, did not sell.
Free valuations of Roscommon GAA memorabilia are available by emailing a photo and description to [email protected]
Highlights from the auction included “The Joe Barrett GAA Medal Collection” which features All-Ireland, provincial and other GAA Medals and a War of Independence Medal, sold for €40,000. The Philip Shanahan GAA Medal Collection Medal which included All-Ireland, National League and Inter-provincial Medals sold for €19,000.
A Limited Edition reproduction of The Book of Kells, which sold for €5,000. A Seamus Heaney Manuscript for “Celtic Art: An Introduction” sold for €2,000. An original 1916 Rising Combatants Service Medal, together with an Irish Poplin 1916 Armband, sold for €2,400. A Limited Edition copy of Samuel Beckett’s “Stirrings Still” , signed by the author, sold for €1,500. A limited edition copy of James Joyce’s “Ulysses” signed by the author, sold for €1,400.