Archive for December 30th, 2011

December 30,

Guinness signs 9000 Year Lease. Sean Hannity Born. Saddam Hussein Executed

Dec 30: TODAY IN IRISH HISTORY (published by IrishmanSpeaks)

1759: Arthur Guinness signs a 9,000 year lease for St. James Gate brewery to allow him to brew that famous black magical brew that has now become world famous. The acclaimed For the Love of Being Irish, an A-Z of Ireland where not surprisingly “G” is for “Guinness”  pays deferential tribute to what many affectionately know as Black Magic. Guinness Limeric


Guinness claim the perfect pint should take 119.5 seconds to pour. A long time, but worth the wait as Guinness aficionados will gladly tell you as you will see from this clip.


Read The History of Guinness.

1961: Conservative commentator and Fox News stalwart Sean Hannity enter the world. Hannity’s grand parents emigrated from Ireland. The two major conservative talking heads on the “Fair and balanced” network (Hannity and Bill O’Reilly) are of Irish extraction.

Irish American commentators Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity

Irish American commentators Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity

2006: Saddam Hussein executed. First generation Irish American Colonel James Hickey led the party which captured the former leader of Iraq.

bearded Saddam Hussein after capture

Bearded Saddam Hussein after capture

Want to learn more about Ireland? See these images and more in the acclaimed For the Love of Being Irish
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See Chicago based IRISH Inspirational Motivational Business Speaker Conor Cunneen,  editor of Today in Irish History Conor Cunneen speaking on Corporate Vision (that might just make you thirsty.) Learn and Laugh with an Irishman who is one of less than 70 people in the world to be awarded Toastmasters Accredited Speaker designation.

For the Love of Being Irish written by Chicago based Corkman Conor Cunneen and illustrated by Mark Anderson 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 business humorist IrishmanSpeaks – 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 IrishmanSpeaks to Laugh and Learn.

Conor Cunneen is one of less than 70 people in the history of Toastmasters to be awarded Accredited Speaker designation.

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