Saturday, December 08, 2012

March with the Irish Brigade in New York's 252nd St. Patrick's Day Parade!

UPDATE:  With Only 4 Days Left in our Indiegogo Crowd Funding Campaign we have New Additions from our Irish Heritage Partners for this amazing New York Irish Experience Reward Perk!

For the past 15 years, The Wild Geese has been exploring and celebrating the history of the Irish during the Civil War, and throughout the world, with the help of writers such as Brian Pohanka and David Kincaid. The venture has launched a push to build a world-class online community. On offer to two donors is an opportunity to get your own new ‘blue suit’, army-issue shoes, borrowed rifle and accoutrements, so you can “March With the Irish Brigade” in New York City’s legendary St. Patrick’s Day Parade, with reenactors from Co. A, 69th New York State Volunteer Infantry. So make that big donation (The Trust and Co. A get a portion), fall in, and enjoy the roar of over a million spectators as the brigade heads up 5th Avenue. The offer comes with one-night’s lodging in The Fitzpatrick Grand Central, another night bivouacking with the troops in the historic 69th Regiment armory, and brunch for two at Molly’s Shebeen, one of New York’s most traditional Irish pubs, and now the complete Wild Geese Irish Heroes Whiskey Collection Faugh A Ballagh!

THE WILD GEESE IRISH HEROES WHISKEY COLLECTION , the complete set of all four varieties, to our biggest perk 'MARCH WITH THE IRISH BRIGADE' reenactors from Co. A, 69th New York State Volunteer Infantry in the 2013 St PATRICK'S PARADE in NEW YORK. Four bottles of one of the finest Irish whiskies in the world — Rare Irish, Single Malt, Limited Edition and Classic Blend.We are delighted then to welcome The Wild Geese Irish Soldiers and Heroes Whiskey Collection as our 33rd Irish Heritage Partner, supporting our ongoing push to build a new home, and a new era, for Irish heritage online. Failte TWGISAH! Learn more about the brand at brand promises: “When you drink ‘The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey Collection’, you are not just drinking superb whiskey, you are celebrating the achievements of extraordinary men and women — heroes who made and continue to make a difference.”
Grand Central Fitzpatrick Hotel

Enjoy American-Irish hospitality with a ONE NIGHT STAY FOR TWO  at the famous  Grand Central Fitzpatrick Hotel this hotel features a classic Irish Pub and is less then a block from Grand Central Station! 

Brunch for Two at MOLLY's  SHEBEEN, one of New York's finest Irish Pubs, is now included with our 'March with the Irish Brigade' perk!  Molly's  was first established as a bar in 1895, was a grocery store during prohibition.  Purchased in 1964 by the Purfield family of Dublin and Galway who called it Molly Malone's it turned over again in the '90s and is now owned by Peter O’Connell from Co Meath and John Ronaghan from Co Monaghan who renamed it Molly’s Shebeen (a shebeen is an illegal drinking establishment).

These new Irish New York Reward Perks have been added to the already amazing "March with the Irish Brigade" perk.  Please go to our Indiegogo Campaign Page for all levels of Reward Perks from our Irish Heritage Partners as no contribution is too small!

NOVEMBER 23, 2012

March with the CIVIL WAR IRISH BRIGADE in New York's 252nd Annual ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE to the cheers of more than a million spectators along the 35-block route, in the ranks, in your own new uniform and under arms!  

This IRISH REWARD PERK from our Indiegogo crowd funding  campaign is part of a REWARD BUNDLE at the $3000 contribution level and there are only 2 positions available with only 19 days left in the campaign so act fast!

New York’s 252nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade next year will be held Saturday, March 16. We will provide you with your own new uniform and brogans, and loan of period rifle, bayonet and other authentic accoutrements. Bending the elbow and rough lodging (via sleeping bag) is available on Friday evening, March 15, with co-sponsoring The 69th NYSV Historical Association in the historic 69th Regiment Armory. 

Courtesy of Company D, Colorado Infantry
Participation is at your own risk! Donor is responsible for own travel, meals, and lodging to and from  New York City. To maintain historical verisimilitude, the association's reenacting arm, Company A, 69th New York State Volunteers (re-enacted), limits this perk to men only. 10% of the donation goes to Company A, in support of their work preserving the history of the Irish soldier in America's Civil War, and 10% to Civil War Preservation Trust, in support of preservation of Civil War battlefields in America. We can happily make recommendations for convenient, more comfortable accommodations and authentic Irish dining experiences. With any luck, you might decide to fight on to Gettysburg 150! Faugh a ballagh! ("Clear the Way" -- the brigade's battle cry).

This IRISH REWARD PERK from our Indiegogo Campaign is part of a contribution REWARD BUNDLE that also includes: 
Edmund Sullivan's "Next Parish, America" print

NEW YORK ARTIST EDMUND SULLIVAN's PRINT "Next Parish, America".  Sullivan inherited a great passion for Ireland from his parents, natives of Derry City and Bonane, Co. Kerry.  "Next Parish America" is a 24" x 33" Giclee MasterWork. Rooted in his parents' reminiscences, Edmund Sullivan's Ireland is brilliantly portrayed in his limited-edition prints. 

Our latest The Wild Geese golf shirt from our store on cafepress with our new logo.
  • Pre-shrunk extra heavyweight 5.4 oz 100% ring spun cotton pique
  • Knit collar and welt cuffs
  • Side seamed with even finish vents
  • Three high gloss wood tone buttons on a clean finished Allen Solley placket with 1/4" reinforced box pocket

This level of contribution also puts you in the Founding Funder category! A ‘founding funder’ must submit a photograph for the artist to sketch for inclusion into the ‘Founding Funders’ sketch.  

Also included is a poster of the original Easter Proclamation plus a Wild Geese Brooch or Tie Tack, a pack of Shamrock Seeds from plus 3 nods for The Wild Geese Hall of Fame and your photo as well as your beloved Irish Ancestor's in the Mosaic on our new Wild Geese website. 

Go to our Indiegogo Crowd Funding page and check out all the Contribution Rewards from our many wonderful Irish Heritage Partners   no contribution is too small we appreciate your support of The Wild Geese as we forge ahead as well as the support of our fabulous Irish Heritage Partners. 

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