The Gathering: Wild Geese at In Humbert’s Footsteps

County Mayo welcomed French troops at the weekend when the In Humbert’s Footsteps battle re-enactment took place. On Sunday 18th August we watched as Castlebar was overtaken with a re-enactment of the famous 1798 battle.

As part of The Gathering, In Humbert’s Footsteps not only brought history to life, but the event served as a reminder of the impact Ireland’s history has had on the world, as well as the country itself. Wild Geese have come back to Ireland, realising the dream of Patrick Sarsfield and his followers and proving that they play a very important role in the county’s future.

We were very proud to support the Victory Concert, as it was a chance to meet with Irish dignitaries, including Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and celebrate the Irish experience today.

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Protege International Chairman Mr Andre Levy with Taoiseach Enda Kenny, celebrating the Irish experience

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Two battle re-enactors raising a glass of Wild Geese to the strong Irish-Franco relationship that still exists today

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Easter Cocktail Special: The Migration

Enjoy our Easter cocktail special: The Migration.

It’s easy to make at home and an ideal way to kick start the summer!

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THE MIGRATION
50ml The Wild Geese Rare Irish Whiskey
3 Quarters of a Fresh Lemon
20ml Passion Fruit Syrup
2 Bar Spoons Sugar

Muddle the fruit, sugar and syrup together before adding The Wild Geese Rare Irish Whiskey and shake hard. Serve in a rocks glass full of cracked ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and fresh passion fruit.

 

Travel Retail’s Wild Geese: Dominick O’Reilly

You can enjoy our latest column in The Moodie Report below. Thank you to Dominick O’Reilly for providing some fantastic answers to our questions!

The Moodie Report Issue 71 - The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey 14 March 2013

New Cocktail Video: The Saint

In case you’re struggling to make our new St Patrick’s Day cocktail, The Saint – fear not!

Click to watch Joe Gunner from the Portobello Star in London guide you through making this special cocktail to wow your friends this St Patrick’s Day!

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50mls The Wild Geese Classic Blend Irish Whiskey
12.5mls Vanille De Madagascar or vaneilla liqueur
75mls Apple Juice
10mls Cinnamon Syrup

Method:
Shake ingredients and strain into a tall glass full of ice, garnish with an apple fan.

St Patrick’s Day Special: 15th March, Tasting at Harrods, London

The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey tasting at Harrods, London. St Patrick's Day Special

 

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Knightsbridge
London
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UK
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St Patrick’s Day Special: 14th March, Tasting at The Whiskey Exchange

The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey tasting at The Whisky Exchange, Vinopolis, London. St Patrick's Day Special

St Patrick’s Day Special: 13th March Tasting at Gerry’s Wine & Spirits, London

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Soho, London
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UK
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St Patrick’s Day Cocktail: The Saint

Enjoy this cocktail wherever you are this St Patrick’s Day. It’s easy to make at home and perfect to celebrate with friends!

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THE SAINT
50ml The Wild Geese Classic Blend Irish Whiskey
12.5MLS vanille De Madagascar or vanilla liqueur
75mls Apple Juice
10mls Cinnamon Syrup

Shake ingredients and strain into a tall glass full of ice, garnish with an apple fan.

 

 

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

 

Click here to read issue 70 of The Moodie Report. 

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.