The Confederate Irish Brigade. Mícheál Ó hEithir. John A Costello becomes Taoiseach on this day in Irish History.

June 2: TODAY in Irish History:

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Today in Irish History: Curated by Conor Cunneen IrishmanSpeaks

Chicago Motivational Humorous Business Speaker, Author and History buff.

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ON THIS DAY:

A lesser know Irish Brigade of the Civil War The 6th Louisiana Infantry is organised at Camp Moore on 2 June, 1861, and mustered in Confederate service on 4 June, 1861. At a time when an estimated 20,000 Irish lived in New Orleans, it is not surprising that the 6th Louisiana would comprise a high percentage of Irish soldiers.

The infantry was commanded by Irish born Colonel Henry B. Strong who was killed at Sharpsburg September 17 1862.

For more on this little know figure and the 6th Louisiana

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1920 Mícheál Ó hEithir (Michael O’Hehir) is born in Dublin. Ó hEithir commentated on 99 GAA All Ireland hurling and football finals in a lengthy career. Just two weeks before he was scheduled to commentate on his 100th final, he suffered a stroke that prevented him working again. He died November 24, 1996.

Mícheál Ó hEithir (Michael O’Hehir)

He was also an astute horse racing commentator. The following video showcases his preparation and ability to “read” a horse race. It is the famous 1967 Grand National steeplechase where 100-1 shot Foinavon is the only horse to avoid a multiple pile-up. The Irishman received rave reviews for his ability to track what was happening and maintain his cool during probably the most extraordinary event in Grand National history.


SEE THE AMAZING GRAND NATIONAL PILE-UP


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1954: John A. Costello becomes Taoiseach leading a coalition government of Fine Gael and Labour parties. The coalition would remain in power until March 1957.

John A Costello

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Want to learn more about Ireland? See these images and more in the acclaimed For the Love of Being Irish

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For the Love of Being Irish written by Chicago based Corkman Conor Cunneen and illustrated by Mark Anderson which is an A-Z of all things Irish. This is a book that contains History, Horror, Humor, Passion, Pathos and Lyrical Limericks that will have you giving thanks (or wishing you were) For the Love of Being Irish

Watch For the Love of Being Irish author Conor Cunneen – IrishmanSpeaks on his Youtube channel IrishmanSpeaks. Laugh and Learn.

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This history is written by Irish author, business keynote speaker and award winning humoristIrishmanSpeaks – Conor Cunneen. If you spot any inaccuracies or wish to make a comment, please don’t hesitate to contact us via the comment button.

Visit Conor’s YouTube channel IrishmanSpeaksto Laugh and Learn. Tags: Best Irish Gift, Creative Irish Gift, Unique Irish Gifts, Irish Books, Irish Authors, Today in Irish HistoryTODAY IN IRISH HISTORY (published by IrishmanSpeaks)


Want to learn more about Ireland? See these images and more in the acclaimed For the Love of Being Irish
Irish gift ideas. Best selling Irish booksRonnie Drew and Luke Kelly - Musical Irish Gifts to the worldJoyce Image in For the Love of Being IrishMichael Collins: Image from For the Love of Being Irish

BUY Quality Quality Guinness and Ireland Rugby Shirts
Guinness Rugby Shirts - Brilliant!Rugby Shirt - Ireland


For the Love of Being Irish written by Chicago based Corkman Conor Cunneen and illustrated by Mark Anderson which is an A-Z of all things Irish. This is a book that contains History, Horror, Humor, Passion, Pathos and Lyrical Limericks that will have you giving thanks (or wishing you were) For the Love of Being Irish

Watch For the Love of Being Irish author Conor Cunneen – IrishmanSpeaks on his Youtube channel IrishmanSpeaks. Laugh and Learn.

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This history is written by Irish author, business keynote speaker and award winning humoristIrishmanSpeaks – Conor Cunneen. If you spot any inaccuracies or wish to make a comment, please don’t hesitate to contact us via the comment button.

Visit Conor’s YouTube channel IrishmanSpeaksto Laugh and Learn. Tags: Best Irish Gift, Creative Irish Gift, Unique Irish Gifts, Irish Books, Irish Authors, Today in Irish History

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