Travel Retail’s Wild Geese: Colm McLoughlin

Here’s our latest column from The Moodie Report where Dubai Duty Free Executive Chairman Colm McLoughlin answers our questions. Thank you for taking part!

The Moodie Report Issue 70 - The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey 28 February 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. 

Travel Retail’s Wild Geese

Our second column in The Moodie Report is out! Another one of today’s Wild Geese has let us into his world.

John Moriarty is Vice President of Operations at Runway Duty Free in Russia and gave us some fantastic answers. Thank you for contributing John!

 

The Moodie Report Issue 69 - The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey 21 February 2013

 

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Travel Retail’s Wild Geese: Steve O’Connor

Throughout 2013 we’ll be running a special column in The Moodie Report profiling some of today’s Wild geese working in travel retail, to find out what keeps them ticking.

Our first column is out today which features Steve O’Connor at Delhi Duty Free. We feel like we’ve really gotten to now Steve – thanks for taking part!

The Moodie Report Issue 68 -  The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey 14 February 2013

 

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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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