Imagine Ireland: The Washington DC Launch

NBC Washington: Gabriel Byrne on “Imagine Ireland” Actor/director Gabriel Byrne, cultural ambassador for Ireland, was the guest of honor at Irish Ambassador Michael Collins’ home Monday night. “John Lennon,” said Byrne, “reminded us how the imagination can interpret and reshape the world around us.” Lennon was the grandson of Irish […]

The Imagine Ireland Launch Continues-Updated

The New York City Launch, January 7 The launch of Imagine Ireland at Lincoln Center in New York City on January 7 continues to gather enthusiastic responses from press in the US and Ireland. CBS Chicago: $5M Grant Brings Ireland To Chicago Irish Fireside: A Year of Irish Arts in […]

Gabriel Byrne Dreams in “Shapeshifter” – Updated

Update January 12: Here is an interview with Alex Weil at Motionographer: As the overall director of the film, my biggest challenge was to take Diana’s designs, which I loved to look at, and turn them into something that felt like a story. The first place we went to was […]

Imagine Ireland Launched!

Updated: the unofficial transcript from the unofficial video of Mr. Byrne’s speech is now at the end of this posting. Some audio is missing,  but what’s here is pretty inspiring, so enjoy! — The official launch of the year-long initiative, Imagine Ireland, occurred on January 7 at Lincoln Center in […]

Imagine Ireland – the Launch: UPDATED!

Updated January 7 Twitter was busy with news about the launch of Imagine Ireland today! The announcement occurred at 11:00 am EST at Lincoln Center in New York City. Attendees have noted that Cultural Ambassador for Ireland Gabriel Byrne was as inspirational as always, as were the other speakers. The […]