Whyte’s, founded in 1783, are today Ireland’s premier specialist art and collectibles auction house. They hold six to eight sales per year, featuring a wide range of Irish art and collectibles, primarily from private collections and estates.

Whyte’s major art sales are conducted at the Royal Dublin Society’s Clyde Rooms, while their other sales (including History, Literature and Collectibles auctions) are held at their Molesworth St. premises and the historic Freemasons Hall. The Molesworth St. terrace that houses Whyte’s galleries is the last remaining intact terrace of Georgian shopfronts in Dublin, completed 1831.

Whyte’s combines their 200-year history of business in Dublin with an enthusiasm for modern technologies, offering both the advantages of a traditional auction house and the convenience of live web bidding.

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The eclectic collector is invited to Dublin!
The popular auction series by Whyte’s is back on Saturday 5 May. The selection is wide-ranging as usual, with historic artefacts, manuscripts, advertising signs and posters, coins and curios on offer.
How the Butler Yeats family became part of the fabric of 20th century Ireland
During the 20th century, the Butler Yeats family made an incredible impact on the political, literary and art fabric of Ireland. In 1841, William Butler Yeats married Susan Pollexfen. The couple had six children William Butler Yeats; Susan Mary "Lily" Yeats; Elizabeth Corbett "Lolly" Yeats; Robert Corbet Yeats; John "Jack" Butler Yeats; and Jane Grace Yeats.
Moments that made history: The Easter Rising and The Good Friday agreement
On 21st January, Whyte's Eclectic Collector sale features historical items from two significant periods of The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland's history.
The Society of Dublin Painters and the beginnings of Irish modernism
Born in Belfast, Paul Henry holds his place in the artistic canon as one of Ireland's most important 20th century artists. His depictions of the west of Ireland are an important part of Irish art history.
Artist Spotlight: Harry Kernoff
Harry Kernoff, was a leading figure in Irish Modernism and is best remembered for capturing the people of Dublin with a sympathetic paintbrush.

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William Murphy, Killarney, Sixpence-Halfpenny, 7 March 1797
William Murphy, Killarney, Sixpence-Halfpenny, 7 March 1797 Tradesmen issue, scarce, about fine. Other Notes: BANKNOTES Whyte's
Deacon Blue, Over the Land and the City. Tour poster.
Deacon Blue, Over the Land and the City. Tour poster. A four-sheet-sized poster. h:60  w:40 in. Whyte's
Thomas McDonagh, signed volume of poetry
Thomas McDonagh, signed volume of poetry Mc Donagh, Thomas. Through the Ivory Gate: A Book of Verse; Dublin: Sealy, Brayers & Walker, [1902]. Blue cloth, title & author's name stamped in gilt with floral device to centre of front cover, text printed in green within orange decorative borders. Signed to the final page by McDonagh with a dedication "To my dear friend Dominick Hackett". Whyte's
1916-1922: Irish Volunteers constitution and service certificate
A typed early copy of the 1918 constitution of the Irish Volunteers and the military service certificate of James J. Flynn, Dolphin Street, Loughrea, County Galway confirming his pension claim for service with the Irish Volunteers from prior to the Easter Rebellion until 1922. (2 items) Whyte's
1976: 'Gusty' Spence Long Kesh Irish language book
1976: 'Gusty' Spence Long Kesh Irish language book An Sloinnteoir Gaeilge agus an tAinmneoir by Muiris Ó Droighneáin, 80pp, 2nd edition. With notation on title page "A.A. Spence L/K 1976" Book with translations of names and surnames from Irish to English and English to Irish. An interesting insight into the literature that Gusty had whilst in Long Kesh. Spence and some other Loyalist prisoners attended Irish language courses, including some taught by Frank McArt, (Proinnsias MacAirt) well known IRA man, and were proud of their Fáinne Nua badges. Naturally Spence was particularly interested in the Ulster dialect. h:7  w:5 in. Whyte's
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38 Molesworth Street
Dublin 2
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