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Entire contents of hotel where Late Late stars stayed to be auctioned off

Everything, including chandeliers and beds, must go at The Montrose Hotel auction this weekend. You can view the contents from today.

The Montrose Hotel in Donnybrook, Dublin 4
The Montrose Hotel in Donnybrook, Dublin 4

THE ENTIRE CONTENTS of a south Dublin hotel where film legends such as Maureen O’Hara, Peter O’Toole and Richard Burton stayed is to be auctioned off this weekend.

Over 3,500 lots will be sold in a one day auction at The Montrose Hotel on the Stillorgan dual carriageway Donnybrook this Saturday with public viewings at the 158-bedroom hotel starting today.

The Montrose was built in 1964 by PV Doyle, a renowned hotelier and later chairman of Bord Fáilte, and was used by stars such as Maureen O’Hara, Liza Minelli, Jack Doyle, Peter Ustinov, Richard Burton, and Peter O’Toole when they appeared on RTÉ’s Late Late Show.

Gaelic football teams, Ireland’s international soccer and rugby sides also frequented there and will have used some of the items that will be auctioned off this Saturday.

These include thee large Waterford Crystal chandeliers, two large Empire style chandeliers, over a hundred table lamps, a dozen leather settees, over a hundred double beds and hundreds of more items.

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Matthews Auction Rooms, which is organising the event, describes it as “an exceptional auction of high quality”.

The entire contents will be sold without reserve. The hotel itself was sold last year and is set to be turned into student accommodation.

Public viewing gets under way at the hotel at 11am this morning and will stay open until 5pm as will be the case again tomorrow and on Saturday morning from 10am before the auction gets under way at 12 noon.

Pics: Matthews Auction Rooms.

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Hugh O'Connell

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