Travel Retails’s Wild Geese: John Kilmartin

 

 

 

The Moodie Report Issue 72 - The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey 21 March 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. 

Brand New Video: The Exile

The festive season is now upon us. At this time of year we come together with loved ones, sometimes fighting time and distance to spend the season with them.

Our latest video draws inspiration from what The Wild Geese left behind. Although these Men of Action stood strong in 1691 and achieved some remarkable things in their adopted communities, many left behind families. The took the name ‘The Wild Geese’ in the hope and belief that they would one day return. Their hearts remained focused on Ireland.

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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Brand New Video: ‘The Beginning’

We’re very excited to share our new video with you.

The Beginning’ 

Ireland was torn by injustice and natural disaster.

The soldiers and refugees who were forced to set sail
on ships for other lands became know as
The Wild Geese.

Through oppression and famine they created a beautiful dream
Freedom for Everyone.

 

BRAND NEW VIDEO: THREE CENTURIES OF MILITARY HISTORY – THE WILD GEESE IN FRANCE

For hundreds of years, Irish soldiers have sought their destiny abroad. Wherever they travelled, whichever side of the battlefield they have stood, the tales of their exploits have never been forgotten.

Our new video explores the arrival of The Wild Geese in France and the strong Irish-Franco relationship they started. A relationship that still thrives today.

The Wild Geese were remembered in an exhibition at the Musee de l’Armee in Paris, which proves that their story still resonates with people throughout the world today.

The Irish and France: Three Centuries of Military History