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€10,000 paid for WB Yeats glasses at Kilkenny auction house

A bidder paid 10 thousand euro at a Kilkenny auction house yesterday for a pair of WB Yeats glasses.

Fonsie Mealy auctioneers had a collection go under the hammer yesterday at their salesroom in Castlecomer.

Bids were taken for over 200 lots of items including paintings, letters and personal memorabilia

One of only two known signed and compiled sketchbooks to exist from W.B Yeats time in Art College in Dublin fetched €17,000.

A monogrammed briefcase belonging to Yeats, which he subsequently gifted to his son Michael sold for €3,400.