About We Are Global Irish

Connecting Culture with Commerce.

We Are Global Irish was created to foster economic growth and opportunities for the Irish on the island of Ireland, the Irish abroad and those who identify with Irish heritage. The idea and model  was built  around   our founder’s propitiatory software platform  in the hospitability sector, creation and  mentoring  of Irish diaspora networks  and  participation at the Economic Forums.  Finally, in 2022 research projects  began in  earnest and the outcomes rang loud and clear, a solution was needed to bring together the Irish wherever they may be to foster opportunities . 

A single root with global reach.

Irish people and culture have spread across the world. Irish families put down roots in every corner of the globe. They made friends, had families, and  passed their Irish culture on to their children, and their children’s children. Lives were lost to the famine and, to severe hardship when they landed on foreign shores. Despite the hardships, they persevered, worked hard, started businesses, and left their mark wherever they settled. At We Are Global Irish, we help foster relationships to benefit those roots. Join the We Are Global Irish Community showcase and celebrate what makes your business uniquely Irish.

We Are Global Irish was created as a unique centralised network to foster opportunities  to and from the Island of  Ireland, among  the Irish abroad  and those who identify with Irish heritage over the generations. We connect with and help brand Irish and  Diaspora products, services, sports, cultural and tourism organisations across the globe.

Our Approach

Our approach is centered around providing tailored business development solutions to international Irish businesses and those looking to expand their reach to new markets.  Our team of experienced consultants works closely with each client to understand their unique needs and challenges and develop customized strategies to their specific circumstances. We believe effective business development requires a comprehensive understanding of the local market and cultural nuances, which is why we maintain a strong presence in key international locations. Our goal is to help our clients maximize their potential and achieve sustainable growth by providing the support and expertise they need to succeed in a rapidly changing global landscape.

Our Values


We believe in the value of the Irish diaspora community. We are committed to providing support, resources, and a sense of connection to our vibrant and diverse community, wherever they may be in the world.


We believe by fostering honesty and transparency we can build strong, trusted relationships with our stakeholders and create a culture of accountability that promotes long-term success and prosperity for all.


Jackie is a creator, apostle and mentor of Diaspora networks, she is a passionate results-oriented, multilingual entrepreneur with 30 years experience in international trade in a number of business sectors.

Get To Know Us Better

Jackie Gilna CEO of We Are Global Irish

Jackie Gilna
Founder and CEO

Jackie is a leader in strategic alliances, partnerships, complex contracts, diaspora development, high profile VIP event & conference creation, technology, international trade and industrial training.

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David Irwin

Dave is an innovative and creative, Marketing Strategist with a passion for analytics and digital delivery platforms He brings his extensive experience in client success in marketing and business development to We Are Global Irish. 

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