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DescriptionCast by hand in the Wild Goose Studio, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. Cead Mile Failte, pronounced kayad meela foilcha, is the traditional Gaelic greeting which means "A hundred thousand welcomes."
The Celts recognize the significance of chance meetings and random events with an openness to new experiences, opportunities and people, which is characterized by the generous nature of this phrase, "ceade mile failte".
This wall plaque has an outer shell of pure bronze with an inner core of cast resin material for stability. Each Wild Goose piece is made entirely by hand, with no two being exactly alike.
Since ancient times, bronze has been a highly prized metal for the making of tools, jewelry and statues. It is an alloy of copper, which was first mined in Ireland over 4000 years ago. Left to weather, it will acquire a green patina; polished it will shine like gold.
Approximately 6 inches wide, 8 1/4 inches high, and 3/8 inch thick at the point of greatest depth. Plaque has a cord attached on the back for easy hanging.
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