Here’s the video of Gabriel’s speech (added November 15, 2014 with thanks to Sarah R.)!
Updated October 19
From Irish Central:
Award-winning actor Liam Neeson and Ireland’s Cultural Ambassador Gabriel Byrne, presented Riverdance composer, Bill Whelan with the Spirit of Ireland Award, at the 12th annual Irish Arts Center Gala, in New York on Friday night…
And below this great photo of the happy recipient and the two amazing Irish actors serving as bookends, you will find the video of Bill Whelan’s acceptance speech, during which Mr. Byrne remained on stage to laugh at his quips and share in the warmth and emotion of his remarks.
Gabriel Byrne and Liam Neeson
Invite you to
Save the Date
Irish Arts Center
Spirit of Ireland Gala
Friday, October 14
New York Athletic Club
180 Central Park South
New York, NY
For more event information, or to buy tickets, please call Carly Goettel at 212.757.3318 ext. 212 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the PDF of the 2011 Gala Invitation.
Stay tuned for more details at the Irish Arts Center Facebook page.
Note: this was originally posted on July 27, 2011.