Ireland’s famous reputation for being welcoming is exemplified by the word fáilte.
After years in decline, Gaelic is experiencing a resurgence and its beauty can be seen in this award-winning design, originally carved by Adam Grabski. This piece is part of our Scríobh Range which celebrates popular Irish words.
Fáilte means welcome & is sometimes prefaced by Céad Míle, to make the generous phrase which means one hundred thousand welcomes.
Wild Goose Ireland
The History of Wild Goose:
Fellow artists Brian Scott-McCarthy and Kathleen Smyth founded the Wild Goose Ireland Studio in 1970. Together with other leading Irish artists, they created a unique range of artefacts that take their inspiration from our rich cultural heritage and the contemporary world. Each piece starts with an inspiring thought, an image or an emotion and our craftspeople give it a physical form.
Inspiration: Our inspiration comes from myriad different sources. Many of our pieces reflect our Celtic history with its stone carvings and also evocative language. Contemporary authors, philosophers, as well as moments and milestones in life that shape our human experience inspire others.