Gabriel Byrne was a very busy man in 2011. Here is a video recollection of his activities and his accomplishments as Cultural Ambassador for Ireland and as the artist he will always be.

The video is also available in HD, so choose it if you prefer. Be sure to choose full screen for the optimal Byrne-ing effect.

Music is provided by the remarkable Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill. Set your speakers to stun, folks!

We wish you well in all of your endeavors in the future, Mr. Byrne, and we look forward to seeing your shining face on the big screen in 2012.

Happy New Year! heart


  1. Kim Serrahn /Connell (@kimserrahn)

    Damn. I mean Damn. My heart won’t quit thumping. Damn. Cudos Damn

    • Yes, Kim, that is pretty much how I felt making the video, with all those pictures in my head and that music just filling up my house! Damn indeed! :-)

  2. WOW!!! Just WOW!!!

    What a year it was for Mr. Byrne, and, of course, all of us Byrneholics. The video is absolutely stunning – a wonderful tribute to The Man!!! The only thing that could improve it would be another 15 or 20 minutes or so…………………….

    This site just gets better and better, Stella. Thanks so much for your hard work and dedication to the busy and fabulous Gabriel Byrne. And thanks to all who have helped you – you have pulled it all together so beautifully!!

    Here’s to a stellar 2012 for Mr. Byrne and in turn for all of us………. Happy New Year Everyone!!!!

    Kris (USA)

    • Thanks, Kris! It has been an amazing year. I’m looking forward to more of Mr. B. on the big screen. It was a real challenge to follow him all over the world this past year! He defies the laws of physics, as I’ve said on multiple occasions…

  3. a wonderful video! Thanks very much!

  4. LaCagelle1

    Swoon………Phud……….a wonderful retrospective of all things Gabriel Byrne in 2011. Loved it, thank you. Here’s to exciting times in 2012.

    • Thanks for dropping by! We have a smiley in the Forum called “THUD” which is used whenever discussing pictures of a certain gentleman. I’m glad you enjoyed the video. It was, of course, an absolute joy to make. Happy New Year to you!

  5. What a video, and what a man!
    Here I see intelligence, commitment and a warm heart
    beating to make the world a better place to live in.

    Thanks to Gabriel for being such a wonderful person and thanks to Stella for showing that to us in so many ways!

    • Nora, Yes to the warm heart of Gabriel Byrne. You can see it in all those smiles when he is hanging out with government ministers, famous authors, world-class musicians, and just regular folks–he is present and happy to be so. I would be tired. He is energetic and apparently does not suffer from jet lag. I applaud him!

  6. Kim Serrahn /Connell (@kimserrahn)

    You will keep this video on the site for a while,right? So when I’m feeling a little blue I can watch. :)

    • Yes, it will stay right here. It is also on YouTube. I am glad it makes you feel better! Enjoy it whenever you need it. It has no calories and is only mildly addictive. :-)

  7. Aragarna

    Oh sorry I’m so late! That was really beautiful. Great job Stella! Happy New Year to you, and all the Byrneholics around the world !

  8. Jeanne Ferrero

    I loved this video. What was the occasion for the pictures with Ellen Barkin? Thank you for many hours of pleasure from Byrneholics…

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