After nearly 400 years in residency the Dillons, once one of the most powerful of the Anglo-Irish ascendancy, depart Clonbrock. Frank Gavin was one of the last two staff employed at the demesne. He talks of its final days when everything in the house and lands was put under the hammer by Christie’s of London in an auction that attracted national and international interest.


Sale of the heritage of Clonbrock House –The eyes of the world came to watch as the renowned auctioneering house, Christie’s of London, come to Clonbrock to organise the sale of the contents of Clonbrock House