Gabriel Byrne joins a host of contributors in the arts and politics in continuing to provide support for the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF), a cause near and dear to his heart.

The IHF shared the news today: a new book is underway, entitled Sons+Fathers:

Some of the world’s best known men including President Bill Clinton, actor Gabriel Byrne and all of the members of rock group U2 are part of a special new Irish Hospice Foundation book celebrating the unique relationship between sons and fathers.

International writers, actors, artists, musicians, politicians and entrepreneurs make up the star-studded cast contributing to Sons+Fathers which will be published later this year to coincide with Father’s Day.

The global book of words and images was inspired by U2 lead singer Bono who donated tender drawings he made of his father towards the end of his life. These formed the foundation of this remarkable anthology of personal contributions.

While the words and images are mainly of the fathers they are also revealing about the authors, their sons. There is a powerful introduction to the book from Irish writer Colm Tóibín…

The proceeds of the book will go towards The Irish Hospice Foundation’s Nurses for Night Care Programme, a service which provides over 1,400 nights of free nursing care at home annually to people with a non-malignant terminal illness.

The book is being published by Penguin Random House and Hospice Press and will be available from the end of May internationally.

For more news, follow the book on Twitter: @Sons_Fathers and follow The Irish Hospice Foundation, too: @IrishHospice.

Lots of buzz about the book is happening, including an article at HotPress.

You can pre-order the book here and have it in time for Father’s Day. What a great gift and a lovely way to support the IHF!


Book cover for Sons+Fathers


One Comment

  1. I like the way IHF write about Gabriel, as one of the world’s best known men after Bill Clinton!
    I would love it if Gabriel Byrne could be the most famous actor in the world today, because of his great acting talent. That would have been wonderful. Because then he would have been given great roles in great movies all the time.
    But back to real life, and death. We live and then we die. That is we all have in common. And everybody deserves a death with dignity. IHF wish to help people with that.

    So I will buy the book.
    And we know that Gabriel can do many things, and one of them is to write.
    I am looking forward to read the book with all the different contributions from men.
    I like men.
    Sometimes I love some of them too.

    Nora from Norway

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