Covid 19 and Auction Notice


I write these words at a time of great uncertainty. We here at O’Reilly’s would like to confirm at this moment in time to our friends, customers, vendors and purchasers that we will endeavour to carry on operating here at O’Reilly’s in line with Government and H.S.E. guidelines. We will operate a 48-hour timed auction on Wednesday 25th March from 1pm GMT until Friday 27th March at 1pm GMT, instead of our usual live auction, a first for us.

We are cancelling our open public viewings this weekend and next week due to Covid 19. It is important to note that we may offer a limited number of private viewings of some selected items by prior arranged appointment only. We will operate a strict social distancing programme as per the latest H.S.E. guidelines.

This is a very difficult time for us all. If we act with a degree of common sense and adhere to strict hygiene controls, we will get through this.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your cooperation, patience and understanding during this time.

Keep safe, keep well and God bless,

Yours faithfully,
Martin Bernon M.N.A.E.A. (Overseas)

March Auction Changes

Commission Bids are no longer available through our website please register with to bid on our March auction. This auction is a timed auction and bids can only be placed once the auction begins.

Our March timed auction will start on Wednesday March 25th at 1pm GMT and closes Friday at 1pm GMT.

The March 25th auction has changed from a live auction to a timed auction which will only be available online.

Timed auctions take place without an auctioneer calling the sale. Each lot can be bid on for a defined time period, in our case for our March auction it will be over 48 hours. 

Our March timed auction will start on Wednesday March 25th at 1pm GMT and closes Friday at 1pm GMT.

The lots can be bid on at any point until the end of the auction. Once the auction starts to close, bidding will stop on lots in 30 second intervals. To avoid bid sniping, last second bids will extend the closing time of the lot by another 5 minutes.

At the end of this period, the bidder who has submitted the highest bid will be successful in purchasing the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price. You will see the current bid on each item and be notified if a bid higher than yours is placed onto your interested lot. 

Our Live online auction selling partners Easy Live
1. Visit
2. Click on ‘Create Account’ – Fill out your details
3. Click ‘Register to Bid’ – *Register for an auction timed auctions will incur an additional charge of 3.69% (incl. 23% VAT) commission for live internet bidding. 

*please note that these prices are not inclusive of O’Reillys Auction Rooms commission of 18.5% (incl. 23%)

Our Buyers

If you have already registered for our March auction, please know that you will need to register again through Easy Live Auction yourself.  They will require you set up an account with them and there will be a charge of an extra 3.69% to use this platform for our timed auction.  These charges are inclusive of VAT and are an online surcharge.  O’Reilly’s Auction Rooms will still charge our usual commission of 18.5% (incl. 23%) on the successful hammer price. We will be contacting our commission bidders throughout the day.  If you have left a commission bid and would like to talk to us please get in touch via or 01 453 0311

There is no commission bidding with a timed auction. Once the auction has commenced you can place your bid however this is not possible before 1.00 pm on Wednesday 25th March. 


Our public viewing is now closed.  We can offer you a private view on selected items however this will be a very limited service given the social distancing restrictions.  Please contact the office 01 453 0311 to check for availability for this service. 

Appointments for the weekend are no longer available. Appointments can still be booked from 10am on Monday 23rd.

Payments and Postage

We would like to ask our customers and clients to complete their transactions via bank transfer and debit card.  At this stage we would prefer not to handle cash.  We would recommend having the items posted to you and this will incur an additional charge  please see our terms and conditions for more information.

We will endeavour to ship/ post items to people as quickly as is possible.

Happy to help.

Please note that we will endeavour to fulfil all enquiries, condition reports and image requests where possible.   We will continue to update the Easy Live Auction platform with any additional information and images on each of the lots.  If you have a query please contact us through phone us in the office if it is urgent on 
01 453 0311