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

   By SheSpeaksTeam  Mar 16, 2015


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"


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

Congratulations to our lucky winner: cathyb43



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n7nickys7n by n7nickys7n | overland park, KS
Mar 21, 2015

rosie o'donnell

jwantink by jwantink | Murrieta, CA
Mar 21, 2015

Johnny Carson

SandAlice63 by SandAlice63 | CLIFTON, CO
Mar 21, 2015

Maeve Higgins by far!

ecollins86 by ecollins86 | Laveen, AZ
Mar 20, 2015

I don't care much for any of these comedians, but if I had to choose, it would be Joel McHale.

hamptonette by hamptonette | HOLBROOK, NY
Mar 20, 2015

Jimmy Fallon!

Mrspleza by Mrspleza | santa fe, NM
Mar 20, 2015

Bill Murray I grew up watching him Ghostbusters, Groundhogs day He is so funny and Ive made sure my kids watch his movies

GLJohns by GLJohns | WHEATON, IL
Mar 20, 2015

Emo Phillips, with his red hair and gift of gab just has to be Irish...right??

lazyhomemaker by lazyhomemaker | Orrville, OH
Mar 20, 2015

It's between George Carlin and Jimmy Fallon Oh but I also love Stephen Colbert.....this is so hard!

missjamielee25 by missjamielee25 | MANCHESTER, NH
Mar 20, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone! There was a time when I would say, hands down, Conan O'Brien. I remember so may late nights laughing so hard I would cry. His mannerisms in themselves make him AWESOME! That was, until Jimmy Fallon came into my life. I can say, without a doubt, he is the funniest human being EVER! I want to go to one of his shows SO BAD!!!

CatsMom by CatsMom | WOOD DALE, IL
Mar 20, 2015

George Carlin!

27platinum by 27platinum | CARROLLTON, TX
Mar 20, 2015

Jimmy Fallon. Then Stephen Colbert.

islandkimmi by islandkimmi | Manteo, NC
Mar 20, 2015

George Carlin

sthurberyoung by sthurberyoung | SIOUX FALLS, SD
Mar 20, 2015

Bill Murray is my man...

happymomhappylife by happymomhappylife | Wichita Falls, TX
Mar 20, 2015


lauriesk by lauriesk | PHOENIX, AZ
Mar 20, 2015

Johnny Carson.