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Exhibitions at Cork Public Museum 2005

THE WINEGEESE A celebration of Irelands Wine Heritage

Winegeese 2 - bottle collection

A unique collection of modern Winegeese bottles from the leading wine countries of the world

The Dalton Gallery, Cork Public Museum

16 June - 22 July 2005

Ireland has a wine drinking tradition reaching back to pre-Christian times. The Winegeese is the name given to the emigrant Irish families and their descendants, who from the 17th century onwards engaged in the Wine Trade in the various countries of their adoption.

Today the names and labels of these pioneering Irish families have become synonymous with quality wines in many of the fineest wine growing regions around the world.

The Exhibtion featured a Winegeese Portrait Gallery showing important wine personalities of Irish Ancestry. Also on display was a unique collection of modern Winegeese bottles from the leading wine countries of the world.

Winegeese 1 - Portrait Gallery

There was an assortment of wine related artefacts such as wine vessels dating from early bronze age 2300-1900 B.C. and Irish drinking glasses and decanters dating from the 18th century. An extensive private collection of early Corkscrews was also on display. The exhibition was officially opened by The Lord Mayor Cllr. Seán Martin.

Winegeese 3 - The Lord Mayor Cllr.

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