Are You A Wee Bit Irish? Enter the SheSpeaks Shamrock Giveaway

   By SheSpeaksTeam  Mar 16, 2015
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Whatever your background may be - it's hard not to feel Irish on St. Patrick's Day & join the revelry of 80 million people around the world who celebrate Emerald Isle ancestry, right?
So get your shillelaghs in hand and start rockin' the green with us in our Shamrock Giveaway where you can win a $100 American Express Gift Card!*


But just before we start partying, join us for a tip o' the hat as we honor the contributions of Irish-Americans who have shaped every facet of American life and stirred us with their talent and charm.

Topping the list of those who have significantly shaped our dreams as a nation are Walt Disney, industrialist Henry Ford, founder of The Ford Motor Company, & the inventors of the modern fast-food industry, Dick and Maurice McDonald
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are, in part, of Irish descent as are Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and 18 more United States Presidents
Prominent Irish-American literary figures include Nobel Prize winner Eugene O'Neill (Long Day's Journey Into Night), Pulitzer Prize Winner Frank McCourt (Angela's Ashes), F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby) and Atlanta resident Margaret Mitchell (Gone With The Wind)

 

It is often said that the Irish received the gift of gab from the Blarney Stone - TV talkers Phil Donohue and Erin Burnett come to mind, as well as speechwriter Peggy Noonan, and columnist Maureen Dowd. Nine Justices of the Supreme Court, including Sandra Day O'Connor, have Irish roots as well as sports legends Tom Brady, Jack Dempsey, and John McEnroe. But above all Irish-Americans are beloved for their humor and wit, which brings us to our giveaway question about the 'lilt of Irish laughter':

 Who is your all-time favorite Irish-American comedian? 

 To enter, tell us in the comments below
and you will automatically be entered to win a $100 American Express Gift Card!

 

Jimmy Fallon Rosie O'Donnell Conan O'Brien Johnny Carson
       
Bill Murray Joel McHale George Carlin Stephen Colbert

  

 We wish all of our SheSpeaks members a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

 

"I just entered to win a $100 Amex GiftCard in the @SheSpeaksUp Shamrock Giveaway bit.ly/1MEf1NA"

 

*Open now through March 30, 2015 to US residents 18 years or older.


Congratulations to our lucky winner: cathyb43

 

 

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jellybeanr by jellybeanr | STATEN ISLAND, NY
Feb 18, 2016

Bill Murray he is my favorite.

pepperanne by pepperanne | Brunswick, GA
Apr 16, 2015

love bob hope

bbillett by bbillett | BELLEFONTE, PA
Mar 30, 2015

I would love this!!! I always get cut up shaving because the razor obviously don't swing along with my leg and such..also love that this is 5 blades.. I can only use 5 blade! Lol in my opinion at least

nabbott by nabbott | MOHEGAN LAKE, NY
Mar 30, 2015

I love Jimmy Fallon!

poordaddy by poordaddy | Shakopee, MN
Mar 30, 2015

Johnny Carson was mine. He was so dang funny !! I hated to see him leave. Thank you for the chance to win this !!

turkoise by turkoise | Eagleville, PA
Mar 30, 2015

Jimmy Fallon

cremesoda34 by cremesoda34 | peru, IN
Mar 27, 2015

jimmy fallon

pricousins by pricousins | Joppa, MD
Mar 27, 2015

Definitely Jimmy Fallon! He's hilarious!

JulsB20 by JulsB20 | WAUKEE, IA
Mar 26, 2015

I love Joel McHale- would love to see one of his stand up shows

dwndrgn by dwndrgn | ORLANDO, FL
Mar 26, 2015

I'm going to have to go with George Carlin but that was a seriously hard choice! I like most of them.

TheNativeLoon by TheNativeLoon | MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Mar 26, 2015

There are so many good ones! I think I'll have to go with Stephen Colbert though. His sense of humor is just so unique and hilarious!

Chowchow by Chowchow | SAINT PAUL, MN
Mar 26, 2015

Bill F$#!ing Murray is my all time favorite Irish-American!

Salchipapa by Salchipapa | Riverview, FL
Mar 25, 2015

JImmy Fallon

cece03 by cece03 | HUNTSVILLE, AL
Mar 25, 2015

Jimmy Fallon

toeknee1978 by toeknee1978 | HAMILTON, OH
Mar 25, 2015

My all time favorite Irish-American comedian would have to be Jimmy Fallon. He seems so down to earth and really loves what he does...which is meeting famous people and making us all laugh. He has really gotten my husband and I tuned into watching The Tonight Show because of his skits and antics, it's so great!!