About Us

Our firm was originally founded in 1934 by Fonsie’s late Father. From the start the company ran successful Antique and Fine Art Auctions at their premises in Castlecomer and throughout Ireland. In the late 1970’s Fonsie joined the firm and in addition to the established Antiques and Fine Art business, he established a Rare Book Department. He has become well known as an expert valuer and auctioneer of rare books, manuscripts, fine art, antiques and paintings.
We are one of Ireland’s leading specialist auction houses and have become recognised both nationally and internationally as the premier specialists in Irish historical artefacts, rare books, fine art, paintings, furniture, silver, sporting memorabilia, manuscripts and maps.Fonsie’s son, George Fonsie, works with him now in the firm since he joined in 2004, and the business continues to thrive under the directorship of both Father and Son. With over 50 years’ experience combined, Fonsie and George Fonsie are well placed to offer a truly professional and personal service.Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers will continue to be located in the existing premises at the Old Cinema, Chatsworth Street, Castlecomer, Kilkenny. We hold auctions at our premises on Chatsworth Street, also in Dublin and regionally at country house locations throughout Ireland.