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Gordon Bennett Motor Race 1903

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Leinster Leader, Saturday 27 June 1903 – Page 5.


W. and A. Gilbey call the attention of Motor Race visitors and the public to their stocks of wines and spirits, especially Irish and Scotch whiskies. A complete list of local agents is given.– (Page 4.)

Duncan Son & Co., Athy, have a seasonable “ad.” apropos the Motor Race.– (Page 4.)

The same event gives Mr. J. E. O’Grady, Cycle Agent, Enfield, an opportunity for making one of his distinctive and smart announcement[sic].– (Page 1.)

Special value in “Humbers” – ordinary and motor cycles – is the subject of Mr. T. Wood’s notice.– (Page 4.)

McGrath, Brothers, Dublin, wholesale tea and sugar merchants.– (Page 4.)

The opening of the Leinster Arms Hotel, Athy, has taken place. The establishment is splendidly equipped with every convenience of the modern hostelry.

J. B. Deegan and Sons, Athy, advertise their special arrangements in connection with the Motor Race and Sports.– (Page 4.)

Gorry’s Medical Hall, South Main Street, Naas.– (Page 3.) Corcoran & Co.’s (Carlow) popular mineral waters . (Page 3.)

George Shackleton and Son’s flour is made from the “best selected” wheats.– (Page 2.)

Owen’s Hotel, Castledermott, has many advantages for the Motor Race Visitor.- (Page 4.)

Excellent accommodation at reasonable tariffs can be secured at the following:- N. P. Walshes “natural stand,” opposite the Kilrush Grand Stand, Kilcullen; Russelstown Grand Stand, 1½ miles from Athy; Ballintogher C.C. Stand, Monasterevan; Jas. Kelly’s Stands and space at Youngstown, Athy; Aughnahilla Stand, Stradbally, near the Rock of Dunamase; Thomastown Stand, “¾ of a mile after the start”; Fontstown Stand, between Athy and Ballyshannon; Ml. Brien’s Stand at the Moat of Ardscull.– (see announcements in above order on Page 1.)