The Gathering: The Connaught Telegraph Features The Wild Geese!

We’re really pleased to see The Connaught Telegraph picked up our support of co. mayo’s flagship Gathering celebration!

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Taoiseach Shares Irish Identity with Wild Geese

 

Taoiseach (the Irish Prime Minister) Enda Kenny created The Gathering to invite the worldwide Irish diaspora back to Ireland throughout 2013.

Returning home to Castlebar, the Taoiseach joined The Wild Geese Collection in support of Co. mayo’s flagship Gathering Celebration: In Humbert’s Footsteps (15-18th August).

The idea is close to the hearts of those of us from The Wild Geese Collection. Our Irish Whiskey has been produced to celebrate the brave men and women who have left Ireland over the years, starting in 1691 with Patrick Sarsfield and his followers. When they left Ireland, they took the name ‘The Wild Geese’ in the hope and belief that they would one day return. Today, The Gathering sees the realisation of that dream.

The Wild Geese first travelled to France, where many served in the military with honour.

In his commemoration speech, the Taoiseach underlined how important history has been in shaping Ireland today, drawing on the strong bond between the country and France.

The Taoiseach met The Wild Geese company owner, Mr Andre Levy, in a show of solidarity for this Irish identity; an identity that runs deep within The Wild Geese Collection.

The Wild Geese is an internationally acclaimed Collection of Premium Spirits and has been voted ‘Best Irish Whiskey’ three times. The brand sponsored the closing Victory Concert on Sunday 18th August, celebrating the Irish experience together with Wild Geese past and present.

Wherever you are in the world, if you are of Irish descent you are part of this story and entitled to call yourself Wild Geese.

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Travel Retail’s Wild Geese: Alan Brennan

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Travel Retail’s Wild Geese: Garrett Coogan

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Travel Retail’s Wild Geese: Adrian Hayes

The Moodie Report Issue 88 - The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey - 25 July 2013Click here to read issue 88 of The Moodie Report e-zine. 

 

Travel Retail’s Wild Geese: Gerry Crawford

The Moodie Report Issue 78 - The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey 9 May 2013

 

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Travel Retail’s Wild Geese: Dermot Davitt

The Moodie Report Issue 77 - The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey 3 May 2013

 

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Travel Retail’s Wild Geese: Alec Denby

The Moodie Report Issue 76- The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey 25 April 2013

 

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The Moodie Report Issue 75 - The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey 18 April 2013

 

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Remember The Wild Geese This St Patrick’s Day

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The St Patrick’s Day celebrations have always been important to Wild geese found throughout the world.

Traditionally, it was a special feast in Ireland, a day for prayer and remembrance. But over time, as many Wild Geese travelled to all corners of the world, St Patrick’s Day became a time for those abroad to connect with their countrymen and remember Ireland: a celebration of the bonds of solidarity.

Solidarity bound The Wild Geese together in 1691. United under their beautiful dream of freedom for everyone, they chose to leave Ireland, thinking they had secured liberty for their country. As they boarded ships bound for France they took the name The Wild Geese in the hope and belief that this would be a temporary strategic exile.

Today St Patrick’s Day incorporates everyone. Its a day that the world can stand together and celebrate the important bonds of the courageous. On this day everyone is a little bit Irish.

So this St Patrick’s Day we’re celebrating those bonds of solidarity and have loads of exciting events coming up in the UK. Join us on Facebook to keep up to date with our events.

Your St Patrick’s Day celebrations start here. Join us in remembering The Wild Geese.

Wherever you are in the world, if you are of Irish descent you are part of this story and entitled to call yourself Wild Geese.