Archive for December 28th, 2011

December 28,

Irish Constitution of 1937. Eamonn De Valera Fulfills a Dream

December 28: TODAY IN IRISH HISTORY (published by For the Love of Being Irish)

1937: At midnight on December 28th, The Irish Constitution, accepted by national vote in July becomes law midnight. The constitution echoed much of the thinking of Eamonn De Valera. Much of the development and drafting of the constitution was done by John J. Hearne, Eamon de Valera’s confidante and advisor. Hearne went on to become first Irish ambassador to the United States in 1950.

Plaque to John J Hearne in his home town of Waterford

Plaque to John J Hearne in his home town of Waterford

Article 1 reads: The Irish nation hereby affirms its inalienable, indefeasible, and sovereign right to choose its own form of Government, to determine its relations with other nations, and to develop its life, political, economic and cultural, in accordance with its own genius and traditions.

Article 4 states: The name of the State is Éire, or, in the English language, Ireland.

eamonn de valera 1916 rising

1916 prisoner De Valera saw 1937 constitution as fulfillment of a dream

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.


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