Draíocht: a film in the Gaelic language

Draíocht, draoidheacht. This Irish term, whose literal translation is (1) druidic art, druidism, (2) witchcraft, magic; charm, enchantment, is a ‘power’ or ‘talent’ attributed to the Tuatha Dé Danann in their ability to overcome the Fir Bolg, who preceded them in Ireland. Cf. Ir. draoitheach, ‘magician, wizard’; see also “druid”. […]

We’ll miss her, won’t we?

The only film of Gabriel Byrne’s that my mother ever saw was Point of No Return. It had just become available on video and I rented it from the neighborhood video store (remember those?) and we watched it together. She died a year later, so this is a bitter-sweet memory, […]

Spring Cleaning: Updates to the Website

It’s that time of year–time to dust and clean, open the windows, let the fresh air in! OK. Well, it is hard to do that to a website, but just in time for Spring, we have spruced things up a bit here at Byrneholics, added some new cool stuff, and […]

The Byrne-ing News, St. Patrick’s Day Edition, 2012

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! To get your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations off to a grand start: Independent.ie; Like an Irish whiskey Irish men get better with age GABRIEL Byrne, Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan all rank among Ireland’s best looking men, showing Irish men are like our whiskey – they […]

We’ll Talk About It Next Week

Well, as a friend noted: “How can you possibly survive working on an IT mega-page??? That was what threw us ALL under the bus! Be careful.” And she is right. Season One of In Treatment is the event that brought many of us to Gabriel Byrne, if not for the […]

Bon Voyage to Imagine Ireland

The Year of Irish Arts in America was a resounding success and Imagine Ireland has put the finishing touches on the end of this remarkable experiment with their final newsletter. They thank Gabriel Byrne for his service as Cultural Ambassador for Ireland and they also recap some of the highlights […]