History
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    M.&P. O'Sullivan Tabacco Factory, Store Front, Mary Street, Cork

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    M.&P. O'Sullivan Tobacco Factory, Price List

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    Paddy O'Sullivan, Founder of M.&P. O'Sullivan, c.1940; Managing Director 1905-1963

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    Producers & Staff in Mary Street, Cork, c.1930

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    Paddy (junior) commences working in Princes Street

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    Staff at the Tobacco factory, 1927

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    Early marketing techniques, c.1940 - bilingual advertisement

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    Paddy O'Sullivan (junior), Managing Director, 1963 - 1990

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    M.&P. O'Sullivan Ltd, one of the proud sponsors of Cork 2005. L-R; Nigel O'Mahony (Cork 2005), Pat O'Sullivan, Frank Barry and James O'Sullivan

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    Interior, Sarsfield Road Industrial Estate building, 2005

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    Paddy O'Sullivan (left) oversees President Cosgrove (centre) and guests including Mr. P. McGilligan, Minister for Industry and Commerce during a visit to M.&P. O'Sullivan Tabacco Factory, Mary Street, Cork, 30th September 1928.

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    Management & staff at M.&P. O'Sullivan Company Premises, Sarsfield Road Industrial Estate, Cork, celebrating the Stonehouse Foodservice Depot Award, 2005

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    Management & staff at M.&P. O'Sullivan Company Premises, Dunmanway, Co. Cork, 2005

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    Centenary promotion car winner, Loretta Lennox being presented with her Suzuki Swift car; included l-r: Pat Murray, MD, City View Wheels and from M.&P. O'Sullivan, Carl Toal, Pat O'Sullivan and James O'Sullivan

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    M.&P. O'Sullivan celebrate with Cork's sporting heros of 2005

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    James & Pat O'Sullivan receiving the Checkout and Stonehouse Awards, 2003

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  • 1905 - Opened Retail/Tobacco Shop
  • 1927 – Tobacco Factory, Mary Street opened
  • 1933 - Started Wholesale Grocery Business
  • 1944 - Paddy (junior) commences working in Princes Street
  • 1965 - Joined N.W.G.A (National Wholesale)
  • 1977 - Moved Wholesale Business to Victoria Cross
  • 1979 - Purchased Atkin's Business in Dunmanway
  • 1983 - Launch of Homestead range of products
  • 1987 - Opened new Cash & Carry in Victoria Cross
  • 1998 - Formation of Gala Group Stores
  • 1998 - Purchased new premises on Sarsfield Road
  • 1999 - Moved from Victoria Cross to Sarsfield Road
  • 2000 - Formation of Stonehouse Group (National Wholesale & Keencost)
  • 2002 - Aontas Buying Group established (Stonehouse & Superquinn)
  • 2005 - Gala opened its 200th store
  • 2005 - M.&P. O'Sullivan Ltd. celebrate their centenary
  • 2006 - Nominated for Cash & Carry of the Year
  • 2007 - Expanded Warehouse facilities from 30,000 to 47,000sq ft
  • 2010 - Celebrated 10 years since formation of Stonehouse group
  • 2010 - Winner of Stonehouse Gold Standard Award
  • 2011 - Winner of Stonehouse Gold Standard Award
  • 2012 - Winner of Stonehouse Gold Standard Award