Nothing seems more appropriate, as we head into the New Year, than looking back over the fifty years of programming provided by RTÉ and celebrating the past. [As of September 8, 2016 this website is no longer available] has created a profile of what was originally called Telefis Éireann in honor of this anniversary and they have included several videos which chronicle the five decades of television programming (briefly! These are about 2 minutes long). Here is one that mentions Gabriel Byrne:

There is a plan to make more archival footage available on the RTÉ Player over the next year as this anniversary is celebrated, so stay tuned. We might be watching an episode of Bracken someday soon!

Thanks to Kim S. for the heads up on this! Was typing so fast when I posted this that I forgot to say thanks to Kim!


  1. Oh Wow! Lucky Irish! None of the English male soap stars were as handsome as Gabriel!!!! Officially Jealous. Do you think he’d do a guest appearance in EastEnders or Coronation Street????

  2. You seem to be a tiny bit prejudicial Billy.(:☺
    And Stella, thanks.

  3. Kim Serrahn /Connell (@kimserrahn)

    Now all we need to find is The Rioidan’s. He was in that one too for a bit

  4. No. Just Jealous.

  5. Thanks for sharing the video!

    Nice to see Gabriel as a young man, but I like him even more now than for many years ago. He is so gorgeous as a mature man, so sensitive, intelligent and sexy. But maybe he always has been like that…?

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