On May 11, 2009, there was a cocktail reception honoring Oscar-nominated Director Jim Sheridan at the Irish Arts Center in New York City.

Honorary Chairs included Ambassador Niall Burgess, Gabriel Byrne, Terry George, The Honorable Christine Quinn and Maureen White, along with Oscar-winning actor Robert Duvall, who all honored Oscar-nominated director Jim Sheridan.

Why you know honoree Jim Sheridan: he wrote Into the West and has directed many acclaimed films, including My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father, The Boxer, and In America.

Why you know Terry George: he wrote the screenplays for In the Name of the Father, Some Mother’s Son (and directed), The Boxer, Hotel Rwanda (and directed), and several other films. He also directed the first Gina episode of Season Two of In Treatment.

Why you know Gabriel Byrne: well, you know.


jimsheridan-20090522postingHonoree Jim Sheridan

sheridan-17Gabriel Byrne and Terry George


  1. When Gabe usually smiles in pics he never really looks happy. I think he looks truly happy in these pics. That makes me happy!

  2. Yes, he is sparkly in these pics, no doubt about it! I just wish they were larger. Oh, and I wish I had been there, too, of course… :-)

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