Archive for August, 2011

August 31, 2011

Van Morrison: A Great Irish Gift to the World

He’s moody, he’s marvelous, he’s cantankerous and a genius. Long may he continue to compose some of the most beautiful pop, rock, soul, spiritual music that you are ever likely to hear in this world or the next, cos I reckon (just like here on earth) his music will be played every where you go.
Having seen him in concert on a number of occasions – one brilliant, back in Dublin years ago, the rest ranging from “I’m not interested in being on stage” to “I’m REALLY not interested in being on stage,” I would not spend a penny to see him live again, but I’ll continue to listen to the magical music he creates.

Original image below is from my new book FOR THE LOVE OF BEING IRISH

Churchill’s comment about Russia could be applied to this son of Belfast. “A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.” But what an enigma!

A Great Irish Gift to the World

Just one of the wonderful illustrations in FOR THE LOVE OF BEING IRISH

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August 27, 2011

Maureen O’Hara and The Quiet Man

Everyone’s favorite red-headed Irish actress – Maureen O’Hara, is due in Cong Co Mayo this weekend to celebrate the 60th anniversary of John Ford’s irrepressible, hugely enjoyable, over the top depiction of the land of his forefathers – The Quiet Man.

The 91 year old actress will be staying in the same hotel – Ashford Castle as she did when herself and John Wayne were chasing each other around the fields, throwing pottery at each other and generally creating one of the most enjoyable screen romances in Hollywood history.

If you are interested in The Quiet Man, John Wayne, Ford and O’Hara, you can read all about it in my new book FOR THE LOVE OF BEING IRISH. Below is just one page / one limerick from this A-Z of Ireland that will have you laughing and learning about Ireland, its people and its history.

For the Love of Being Irish - a great Irish gift

Just one page from: FOR THE LOVE OF BEING IRISH

PRE-ORDER: FOR THE LOVE OF BEING IRISH and I’ll sign your copy.

Here, you have the original trailer for The Quiet Man

PRE-ORDER: FOR THE LOVE OF BEING IRISH and I’ll sign your copy.

Of course in The Quiet Man, quite a bit of activity took place in the local pub. I know this will come as a shock to you!

Here is the page for that famous black drink starting with the letter G

One of the great Irish gifts to the worldPRE-ORDER: FOR THE LOVE OF BEING IRISH and I’ll sign your copy.

Written by award winning business speaker and humorist Conor Cunneen, For the Love of Being Irish is a beautifully illustrated book providing an A-Z of Ireland, This is a book that will have you Laughing and Learning through lyrical limericks, powerful prose and Imaginative Illustrations. Here you will see, read and feel all the emotions of a tiny country that has taken the world by storm. You will read humor, horror, history. You will laugh, maybe even shed a tear in a wonderful book that showcases all the emotions of Ireland and you will be raise a glass that you can say (or wish to be) For the Love of Being Irish.

August 25, 2011

For the Love of Being Irish – A Great Irish Gift Book

For the Love of Being Irish

Here it is folks. My latest best seller! Written by yours truly, illustrated by the wonderful Mark Anderson, For the Love of Being Irish is a beautifully illustrated book providing an A-Z of Ireland, This is a book that will have you Laughing and Learning through lyrical limericks, powerful prose and Imaginative Illustrations.

PRE-ORDER For the Love of Being Irish and I’ll sign your copy

Best Irish Gifts. Best Celtic Gifts

PRE-ORDER For the Love of Being Irish and I’ll sign your copy

Here you will see, read and feel all the emotions of a tiny country that has taken the world by storm. You will read humor, horror, history. You will laugh, maybe even shed a tear in a wonderful book that showcases all the emotions of Ireland and you will be raise a glass that you can say (or wish to be) For the Love of Being Irish

I create a limerick and commentary for each letter of the alphabet. Here’s A for Actor. Click on image below to enlarge.

And remember, pre-order your copy of For the Love of Being Irish and I’ll sign your copy

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