After their defeat at The Battle of The Boyne, Patrick Sarsfield and his followers left Ireland. In the hope and belief that they would one day return, they took the name The Wild Geese; birds that always return to their homeland.
The parting, however, proved permanent. But this story of courage, commitment, adventure and freedom lives on.
The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey were sponsors of the San Antonio St. Patrick’s Day parade this year.
It’s astonishing to think that over 4000 miles from Ireland, a strong Irish community is still flourishing in San Antonio.
The first Irish migrants arrived in San Antonio to find a new frontier. Uncertain of what challenges they would face, they journeyed to these uncharted lands to build new lives for themselves.
Forty men of Irish descent died at The Battle of The Alamo, fighting for freedom and liberty. This included Davy Crockett, the renowned politician, soldier and folk hero.
The city’s Irish heritage is celebrated each St. Patrick’s Day, which we are very proud to have been a part of this year.
San Antonio epitomises a modern day thread of The Wild Geese and illustrates the fact that The Wild Geese brand and the experience of Irish people are one and the same.
The Wild Geese live on.