Capard House “commands a panoramic view that extends eastwards to the Wicklow mountains.” This mansion was the former seat of the Pigott family and this family shares a common ancestry with the Pigotts baronets. The construction of the house by John Pigott began in 1798 on the site of an earlier castellated house. 200 workers were employed.
Sheppard’s Irish Auction House, of Durrow, Laois are about to hold an auction out in Capard House of many of the antiques which are held in the house. That auction of 1,157 lots (The John Farrington Collection) begins today at 11.00a.m. sharp.
Yesterday, returning from Tullamore, Offaly, I took the scenic route to Capard House to view some of this collection. I think I took more photographs of fireplaces than the antiques! I give names here to some of the collection. If you find the catalogue online at Sheppard’s Irish Auction House if you click the link.
Some of the views you can see below were taken as I arrived at Capard house and some others as I was about to drive away when the weather had cleared up a bit.