Behind Every Face, There’s Another Discovery.

Mary Ferriter

Mary is the Global Accounts Manager for Dingle Distillery who produce Dingle Whiskey and Dingle Gin.

What is the first thing that you notice about a person?

Their energy

What are some challenges you think the next generation will face?

Skills both Practical and Communication.

What three habits will improve your life?

Exercise more, Relax more, learning to say ‘No’

For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

My upbringing, my health & my family

What’s the most spontaneous thing you have ever done?

The highest Bungee Jump in the world in year 2000, Bloukrans Bridge, South Africa

What was the most favourite fairy tale growing up?

The Sleeping Giant

Which of your personality traits has been the most useful?

My ability to connect with people

What do you usually follow when making decisions, your head or your heart?

My heart tends to be the stronger influencer!

What is the best to start the day?

Be an early riser. There is magic in the morning, especially in West Kerry!

What always makes you smile?

My Puppies!

What is one thing you still have from childhood?

My holy communion dress and a whole lot of great memories.

What’s the best advice you have ever received?

My Father telling me ? “Never turn broadside in a storm”

What is your go-to -midnight snack?

I am in bed long before midnight!

What is the most interesting thing you have read or seen this week?

Article by Eamon Dunfey in Sunday Business post / Post Plus, May 10th, 2020. ‘You need someone to call out the spoofers’

What is the most hilarious childhood memory you can think of?

When my Dad making comfortable a young donkey on a bed of hay in the back of a car for his journey to his new home in Dublin. The donkey was named ‘Dingle’.

What movie can you watch over and over again?

Miracle on 34th Street

Name one really surprising thing that set your heart pumping and gave you an adrenaline rush?

The trek to Machu Picchu

What’s the best meal you have ever had?

Black Sole ( on the bone)

What do you think of whiskey critics?

As a good friend wisely said to me “De gustibus non est disputandum”   ( in matters of taste there can be no disputes)

Favourite or most inspirational place?

An Bláscaod Mór / The Great Blasket Island

What’s the favourite part of your job?

‘Connecting the customer with not just a product ’ but with the story, the people, culture and landscape that is the ‘Product’, introducing all that is Dingle.

Tell us about your background

‘I was born and raised in Killybegs, Co. Donegal. We came to Dingle, my father’s hometown back in 1970. My father, Benny Moore was a prominent figure in the fishing industry along the Wild Atlantic Way. My mother, Bridget and with us children worked the family pub & guesthouse, The Faraway Haven in the heart of Dingle town. This was my apprenticeship in the tourism and hospitality industry. I consider myself very fortunate to have grown up with parents who nurtured a strong work ethic.   In 1992, I began my own journey in business. Over 15 years, I opened two gift shops in Dingle and launched a mail order service known as www.dingleshop.com with the objective of growing quality Irish products at home and abroad. In 2007, I sold my business and began working as a freelance sales agent with Irish, UK and European markets In 2012, as General Manager of the Dingle Distillery, I embarked on a new journey, with a team that embraces everything that The Dingle Peninsula has to offer. Then in 2017, I transitioned to the position of Global Accounts Manager with the Dingle Distillery,  Most recently, I have been working across the length and breadth of the United States, sharing the story of Dingle and meeting amazing people along the way.

You can visit Mary at the Dingle Distillery in Dingle the next time you stay at Pax House or visit her website at https://dingledistillery.ie

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