Buying with O’Reilly’s

  1. Catalogue
  2. Viewing
  3. Auction
  4. Buying
  5. Payment
  6. Collection

1. Catalogue

The catalogue will go online approx. 10 days before the auction and will include description, photograph and estimates for each lot.
Full condition reports are available on each lot by request.
We do not post results of the auction online.

2. Viewing

Selected pre booked views can be arranged, contact us at or  +353 (0)1 453 0311 to make an appointment to view items.

While we are restricted in our viewing capabilities, we can send you condition reports that will be carried out by our qualified gemmologist and specialist valuers along with image and video requests where possible.

The auction will be on view the Sunday prior to the auction 12pm-4pm, the day before the auction (Tuesday) 11am-5pm and the morning of the auction 10am-12:30pm. Certain lots can also be viewed outside of these hours by private appointment only. Please phone +353 (0)1 453 0311 to make an appointment to view items.

3. Auction

We hold monthly auctions.
The auction starts at 1pm.
Printed catalogues are available at reception.
There will be circa.600 lots in the sale and the auctioneer goes through approximately 120 lots per hour.
The bidding steps are generally in increments of 10% of the previous bids.
Raise your paddle number to bid. Please ensure that your paddle number can be seen by the auctioneer.
At the end of the sale or when you are leaving, please return your paddle number to reception.


4.1 Bidding in person

Please come to reception prior to the auction, fill out a registration form and you will be given a paddle number.
If you have registered before, you will be able to get a paddle number by giving your name and address at reception.
Please note, there are often queues for registration, so arrive early to avoid missing your lot.
We are open at 10am on the morning of the auction for viewing. We are also open the day before (Tuesday) 11am-5pm and the Sunday before the auction from 12pm-4pm.
There is 18.5% premium (incl. 21% VAT) on top of the hammer price.

You can also download the registration form attached and the absentee bidding form bring it to reception on the auction date or during one of the viewing days.

4.2 Absentee bids

If you cannot attend the auction you can fill out the absentee bidding form, whereby you would tell us the lot you wish to bid on and your maximum bid. We will bid on your behalf and buy it as nominal as allowed, taking into account other bids and reserves (if applicable).
There is 18.5% premium (incl. 21% VAT) on top of the hammer price.
You can get this form at reception.
You can also fill out an absentee bidding form online. Register an account with us, find the lot you wish to bid on and click “Place a bid”, fill in the required details, we will bid on your behalf under the same conditions as stated immediately above.
Bids below the bottom estimate will not be accepted.
This form will cease at 11am on the day of the auction.
You will be phoned the day after the auction (Thursday) if your bid was successful, however you can phone us, +353 (0)1 453 0311,  to find out if your bid was successful and arrange payment and collection.

4.3 Telephone bids

If the lot estimate is over €2000 then you can bid live on the telephone. Fill out the telephone bidding form attached here. We will phone you approximately five lots before your lot is due and inform you of the live bids on the floor. Please note, for a telephone bid you must be prepared to bid to the lower estimate. Due to demand, we cannot guarantee the possibility to facilitate a telephone bid for every lot.
There is 18.5% premium (incl. 21% VAT) on top of the hammer price.
We do not accept responsibility for telephone bids if we cannot get through, so please ensure you can take our call during the auction.

4.4 Live Auction Bidding Online

There is also an option to bid live, through the online bidding platform, Easy Live Auction. You will need to create a separate account with Easy Live. You will have the option to pay a flat rate of £3 or pay 3% commission in addition to the buyers commission of 18.5% for bidding with O’Reilly’s.

5. Payment

We do not accept credit cards. We accept debit card, bank draft, bank transfer or cash. Please note subject to the Property Services Regulatory Authority or PSRA requirements, buyer’s completing transactions in the cash amount of €500 and above, will be required to complete a cash origin form. This form will be available at reception and transactions will not be finalised until this form is completed.
Please note that debit cards may have daily limits so please check with your bank prior to the auction day.
Bank transfer details are available upon request. Please email us for our client account details to set up a bank transfer. Reference: Registered Buyer’s Name.
Any account for items purchased must be settled within 10 days of the sale and the items collected within the same.
All lots sold will be invoiced to the name and address in which the paddle has been registered.
We cannot split bills.

6. Collection

If you are coming to the auction you can collect the item 30 mins after you are successful with your bids. Please note, this cannot be done any sooner to produce invoices at reception.
If you leave an absentee bid and are successful, you will be phoned the day after the sale (Thursday). We will not phone you if you are unsuccessful, however, you are welcome to phone us to discuss the results of your bids.
Successful absentee and telephone bids can be collected as soon as they are paid for.
Any account for items purchased must be settled within 10 days of the sale and the items collected within the same.
Upon payment certain items can be posted out to the buyer for an extra charge. Tracked postage starts at €12 within Ireland, €20 to Great Britain and FedEx shipping is also available.  Please inform reception if you intend your items to be posted out by courier (overseas).

PSRA Registration Number #003688