Maureen O’Hara gems to be sold at Sheppard’s of Durrow next week

Sean Keane


Sean Keane


Star of The Quiet Man

A silver framed photo of Maureen O’Hara to be sold in auction

Items belonging to two remarkable Irish women will go on sale next week in County Laois - Ireland’s first female president, Mary Robinson and the late Hollywood actress, Maureen O'Hara
O’Hara was among the last of our real film stars along with Peter O’Toole and Richard Harris.
She epitomised style and when she made the film, The Quiet Man in Cong, Co Mayo, with John Wayne, thousands of people thronged the streets of Galway just to get a look at her.
Sheppard’s Irish Auction House in Durrow will auction off her jewellery and furs on Tuesday, November 28 and Wednesday, November 29.
According to auctioneer, Philip Sheppard, they faithfully reflect the pinnacle of Hollywood glamour and luxury. One piece, a Christian Dior full-length, white mink coat is trimmed with Arctic fox fur and lined throughout with silk.
The famously redheaded actress is photographed wearing this coat in a beautiful silver-framed image.
Lot 845 is a relatively rare 18 carat white gold round brilliant cut diamond ring with baguette diamond shoulders.
The centre round brilliant cut diamond weighs 8.3 carats. It is valued at between €100,000 and €150,000.
Lot 846 is a wonderful l 18 carat white gold round brilliant cut diamond solitaire ring.
It has a diamond weight of 5.03 carats and is valued at between €50,000 €70,000.

A white and yellow gold natural Colombian emerald and round brilliant cut diamond bangle which she owned has an estimate of between €60,000 and €80,000.
Mary Robinson
Mrs Robinson has sold her Victorian fishing lodge, Massbrook House, overlooking Lough Conn in County Mayo.
Lots include an exceptional, large Aesthetic Revival oak library table (Lot 129) by Holland & Sons, London.
A Dublin George III brass hanging hall lantern is expected to fetch between €1,500 and €2,500. The lantern is of hexagonal form with engraved glass-panelled sides suspended on scroll arms.
Both collections will be on view to the public at Sheppard’s multi-room exhibition facility in Durrow on Monday, November 27, from 10am to 5pm each day.