July 23, 1892, page 5
Sale of House Property at Swinford
On Tuesday Mr. Isaac Lenehan, auctioneer, Ballina, put up to auction in Swinford the extensive and old established premises known as Corley’s hotel, with drapery, general business and bar attached, situate in the main street of the town, and held under lease for lives renewable for every at the nominal head rent of £15 a year. It is not often so desirable an investment is thrown on the market, and this was proved by the spirited competition which ensued. The bidding opened at £500 bu Mr AJ Staunton. Mr Fitzgerald, Charlestown, then bid £600, and Mr Harrison, Kilkelly £750 and Mr Thomas Morrin, Kiltimagh, £800. From this point. . . .£1,130. The latter bid being the highest recorded. Mr Lenehan then declared Mr Morrin the purchaser. The premises were fully described in the advertisement which appeared for some weeks past in the Western People. We need only add that Mr Lenehan conducted the auction with the greatest satisfaction to the vendor and the public. Mr Malachy J Kelly, sol. Castlebar, has carriage of the sale.
July 30, 1892
Important sale at Swinford
We direct attention to advertisement in another column of an extensive and important sale of stock, household furniture, some valuable plots of land, &c, which is to be held in Swinford on Monday week, (8 inst) by Mr Isaac Lenehan, auctioneer, Ballina. The auction is in continuation of the successful sale of the premises of Timothy Corley recently conducted by Mr Lenehan, and from its varied and attractive character should lead to a large attendance and spirited bidding.
Swinford Co. Mayo
I have been favoured instructions to
sell by public auction
August 6, 1892
Auctions to come
Our advertising column contains some important auction announcements which well, no doubt, lead to large patronage and spirited competition. At the sale which Mr Lenehan holds at Swinford on Tuesday on the premises of Mr T. Corley there will be offered a very superior and extensive collection of silver and electro-plated ware, in addition to other property described elsewhere. The auction announcements of Mr Charles Daly, Castlebarm and Mr John Lavelle, Westport, meant particular notice also.
August 20, 1892
Sale by Mr Isaac Lenehan
The important auction of household furniture, stock in trade, and other effects, conducted by Mr Isaac Lenehan at Swinford last week, to the order of Mr Timothy Corley, led to very keen competition and spirited buying, and realised a large sum. The interest in two lots of land were disposed of at the same time, viz one a field of about four acres statute, held under a yearly tenancy at a rent of £7 9s, and the other a small garden plot of 1 rood, 36 perches, held at a yearly rent of 6d. Mr Morrin, the purchaser of Mr Corley’s splendid business premises, bid up to £170 for the two lots. While Mr AJ Staunton, merchant, bid £180, at which price they were knocked down to him. Mr Lenehan, it is needless to add, gave the greatest satisfaction in the conduct of the sale.