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Oliver Cromwell. To Hell or Connaught? On this day 1658

I won’t speak ill of the dead, but there is not much doubt where many Irish people believed Oliver Cromwell should have gone when he died this day 1658. To provide promised land grants to his soldiers who razed Irish homes, his advice to the poor misbegotten Irish peasantry was “To Hell or Connaught.” Nope, he was not a very pleasant chappie, at all.
This link at suggests how effective and how nasty a piece of work he was.

From the time of his visit to Ireland to 1921, Ireland fought a number of bitter wars of Independence, something I write about in For the Love of Being Irish

A Great Irish Gift Book

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Original image of Michael Collins – The Big Fella which features in FOR THE LOVE OF BEING IRISH

Michael Collins image from a great Irish gift book , For the Love of Being Irish

In FOR THE LOVE OF BEING IRISH, 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

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


This blog is written by Irish author, business keynote speaker and award winning humorist IrishmanSpeaks – Conor Cunneen. Visit Conor’s YouTube channel IrishmanSpeaks to Laugh and Learn.

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