Many years ago my husband & I had the opportunity to visit Ireland, the land of his ancestors. My husband is a Corbett who's grandfather migrated to America from Ireland around the turn of the century. The Corbett's were from county Clare, so we flew in to Shannon Airport so as to explore Clare first. Our very friendly taxi driver enquired as to the reason we chose to visit ireland & on learning we were Corbetts suggested we visit Bunratty Castle that night because 'the castle was then owned by a Corbett & by this time he will be well into his cups. Just tell him your a cousin from America & knowing no different he will welcome you'. We did visit Bunratty & the village, but not as long lost cousins of Mr. Corbett. I don't know if he was just having fun with us or if a Corbett really did own the castle then - I'd love to know. I'm hoping someone can check this out for us - Did a Corbett ever own Bunratty Castle??
Mrs. Thomas Corbett