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Corbett’s, a brief history

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SP Corbett, ironmonger (known as Sam), opened a hardware shop for business in a premises on Williamsgate Street in 1894. It was a one-stop shop where one could get lost with the extraordinary array of goods, even those on display on the footpath. Inside, one could buy spade trees, ropes, churns, seed potatoes, Fenton’s cutlery, washing boards, kitchen chairs, oil lamps, fowling pieces, portmanteaus, non-poisonous sheep dips, perambulators, mail cars, threshing machines, wallpaper, glass and earthenware, oil paints in colours of every description, Persse’s whiskies, brass and iron bedsteads, hair, fibre and spring mattresses, linoleums, bamboo and wicker goods, guns and ammunition, wallpaper, mowers, reapers and binders, and everything a fisherman might need.

Francis Corbett in his studio

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Francis Corbett was a member of the well known business family who owned Corbett and Sons in Williamsgate Street. He was one of five siblings, one of whom, Gerard, went into the business. Francis also worked there but only for a short time, as he died relatively young in 1946. He was a talented artist, as were his brother Redmond and his sisters Lucy and Agnes. Francis was one of the founders of the Galway Art Club, and became its first treasurer.

Seamus Corbett Memorial 8k Carra Classic launched

Last Saturday, the second annual Seamus Corbett Memorial 8k Carra Classic Fun run and walk was officially launched at Carnacon Community Centre. Flying the flag for the sporting community were local icons Cora Staunton and Marie Corbett. Also present were the Corbett family from Moorehall, who sponsor the ladies and gents Shields for the event. They also accepted the request to have the race named after their late husband, father, granddad, and brother. Also present was Fr Michael Farragher and members of the community. An enjoyable evening was had by all.

Toyota Ireland sponsor wonderful Katie Taylor

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Toyota Ireland are delighted to announce that they are to provide a Toyota Auris to double World and four times European boxing champion Katie Taylor for the next three years as she prepares for the London Olympics in 2012.

Toyota Ireland sponsors Katie Taylor

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Toyota Ireland is to provide a Toyota Auris to double world and four-times European boxing champion Katie Taylor for the next three years as she prepares for the London Olympics in 2012.

 

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