You’ll have seen that on Saturday 30 November we are holding a fundraising table quiz and auction in aid of our Bulloch Harbour Judicial Review campaign – details here.
Over the coming fortnight we will be showcasing the different auction sale items and raffle prizes that have been so generously donated by the people and businesses of Dalkey, Sandycove and beyond. Our first preview post concerns some auction items with very different Bullock connections.
Hugh Leonard’s pen
The Dalkey playwright spent the last 25 years of his life living here in Bullock. And we are delighted to be able to offer his Montblanc fountain pen for auction. It comes with a letter of authentication. The pen has been donated by his daughter who says “This pen was used by my dad on a daily basis when he was out and about…. for taking notes (this being an essential element of the writer’s craft), doing the crossword and signing lunch bills. It is a classic Montblanc fountain pen – a fine instrument – but well used, as you’d expect. I’m hoping that it will become a treasured possession of one of his many fans. He loved living in Bullock and I cannot think of a better way to find a new home for his pen.”
Skipper Jeff Brownlee has given us a two hour boat charter for ten people on board his charter boat “Beluga” to the value of €650. He has a long association with Bullock and now runs a company known as Aqua Marine Charter operating from Dun Laoghaire – follow the link to the Aqua Marine website to see just how fabulous this auction item is.
EIRE Flyover at Hawk Cliff framed photograph
In 2019 Dalkey Tidy Towns restored the EIRE WWII sign at Hawk Cliff off the Vico Road. The photograph shows the flyover during the Coastwatchers event in September.
A punt – that’s a small boat for rowing out to a yacht or other vessel at anchor. Just the ticket for the yachtsman in your life – here it is to the right in blue. Recently restored, ideal for Fly Fishing, boat tender, etc – with Outboard Engine stern mounting.
Our list of fabulous raffle prizes (honestly, some are so good that they could be in the auction) includes a hour’s boat rental out of Bullock, from Monica Smyth, pictured. This is a super way to spend an afternoon. Terms and conditions apply, of course. And no more than the water ski-ing, you’ll need to wait for summer.
We’ll be posting more in coming days about other auction items from the extensive list of offers and pieces so kindly donated by so many people.