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Contents of Milford House go under the hammer

Hundreds of years of history are up for sale in Carlow today.

The entire contents of Milford House – which has been home to the Alexander family for centuries – is going under the hammer in the Talbot Hotel.

The more than 700 lots include the likes of a spear taken as a trophy from the King of the Zulus in the 1800s, and a set of giant Irish elk antlers.