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Rachel Dignan

September 14

CRAZY IN COWTOWN Here’s how fast and furious everything is happening. By the time I wrote last week’s recap on Friday, so much had happened that week that I completely forgot to write about Kansas City Irish Fest that had happened just the weekend prior! My apologies to the team who worked so hard to […]

September 7

THE STARS AT NIGHT, ARE BIG AND BRIGHT… Don’t worry, I’m not going to sing my way through the recap this week! But I am deep in the heart of Texas! Austin, to be exact. Had a meeting with the Irish Consulate here yesterday and was lucky enough to get to be part of Mike […]

August 31

CHAIN, CHAIN, CHAIN… Saw that Aretha Franklin’s funeral was this morning just as I sat down to write this recap, so now I have her songs stuck in my head. But it’s a fitting intro for the great news out of Texas! Kelly Sporich and Mike Dry have been making the rounds pitching Five Farms […]

August 24

THE IRISH EYES WERE SMILING! I don’t know if there is any true way for me to convey the excitement and energy at Milwaukee Irish Fest. I’ve attached a few pictures of the crowds but words are inadequate to describe the intensity of being there and experiencing it firsthand. The lines of people at the […]

August 17

Writing to you from Milwaukee, where Irish Fest is officially underway. Last night was a sponsor and VIP night with a few thousand people and a rousing performance by the Red Hot Chili Pipers. Yes, that’s Pipers, not Peppers. They’re the rock and roll bagpiper band that you you never knew you needed in your […]

August 10

FIRST… LOTS OF LOVE FOR TEQUILA ROSE ON SOCIAL! A recent post of a video using Tequila Rose with different 360 Vodka flavors to make “shake shots” has already been viewed more than 100,000 times with lots of comments and shares. (Screenshot attached.) Just a fun little reminder that this brand is having a resurgence […]

August 3

What a week! Was the National Sales Meeting really only three weeks ago? Doesn’t it feel like a million years ago? Things are moving fast. A few updates… WASHINGTON/OREGON Notes from a recap from Molly earlier in the week… 80 cases sold in two days in Oregon, all displays of 6 cases or more   […]

LJG Dairy

Laurence Sexton is the spokesman for the LJG Dairy Partnership, a three-way partnership between Laurence, John Hallissey, and Guy Scott. The farmland managed by LJG Dairy originally belonged to the family of Laurence’s mother. He left his career in building in 2003 to take over the property with his wife and son, Judy and Sean. […]

The O’Mahony Farm

Barry O’Mahony is a fifth-generation dairy farmer managing a family farm in the picturesque village of Kilbrittain, along the Wild Atlantic Way. Barry’s father, Denis, is still involved in the daily tasks of the farm, and his mother, Siobhan, takes care of the administration and banking. Barry’s wife, Jane, holds a Master’s Degree in Agriculture […]

The Coleman Farm

Michael Coleman grew up knowing that he wanted to be a farmer, like his father and grandfather before him. Farming is in his blood on both sides of his family; his maternal grandfather was one of the ten farmers who banded together to form the local Co-op in 1925. His father, Chris, still works by […]