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The family behind one of the country's most famous brands is selling some off its heirlooms

Some of the items on sale are said to be part of European history.

US Clinton Guinness pint Some of the Guinness family heirlooms are being sold off EMPICS Sports Photo Agency EMPICS Sports Photo Agency

FAMILY HEIRLOOMS BELONGING to the Guinness family are set to go on sale at an upcoming auction.

In total a total of more than 700 lots will be going up for sale.

These items are being auctioned off by Patrick, who is the seventh generation in direct succession to Arthur Guinness, and Louise Guinness.

Patrick is the son of Desmond Guinness, a renowned author on Georgian art and architecture. Along with his wife Mariga, they founded the Irish Georgian Society. 

desmond guinness Desmond Guinness pictured here in 1992 Eamonn Farrell / Eamonn Farrell / /

What’s included in the sale? 

Included in the sale are items ranging from period furniture, silver, book collections, and old manuscript letters and maps.

A 19th century road coach is set to be included, which is thought to have been used to carry King George IV when he came to Ireland.

Also included are a range of items related to the Guinness legacy, among which are cartoons, barrels, paintings, drawings and statuary.

When is it on?

Viewing of the objects will take place at the premises in Furness, Naas on 3 and 4 of October between 12pm and 5.59pm and on 5 October between 10.30am and 5pm.

The auction will take place in the Killashee House Hotel in Co Kildare on Tuesday 6 October from 10.30am.

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