Irish emigrant Niall Byrne has landed a surprise pre-christmas gift – an all expenses paid trip home from Canada to see his family.
Niall was one of the lucky winers of the Sunday World’s bring THE WILD GEESE® home competition, run in association with THE WILD GEESE® Irish Whiskey.
It had been a year since Niall last saw his family in Moylough, Co. Galway, and he was unaware that his mother Chris had entered him in the contest.
“We’re delighted to have him home” Chris told the Sunday World, ” His Grandmother is 92 and she just loves to see him, so this is a real treat for her as well.”
Niall and his girlfriend Fiona, who is also from Galway, are among a large number of Irish emigrants in Canada, USA, UK and Australia, who have won a pair of return flights home.
Entrants in THE WILD GEESE® Irish Whiskey competition were asked to complete, in 25 words or less, why they would like to toast Christmas in Ireland with a glass of Wild Geese. “I’d like to thank Wild Geese and the Sunday World for making this dream come true for us.” Chris said.
Niall and Fiona, who live in Vancouver, were presented with a specially engraved bottle of Limited Edition Wild Geese Single Malt Irish Whiskey by Wild Geese representative Carl Gibney upon their arrival in Dublin.