Saying Goodbye to the Cultural Ambassador for Ireland

Wherein Stella muses on the peripatetic, soon-to-be Ex Ambassador. Yes, apparently it is true. Gabriel Byrne, the first Cultural Ambassador for Ireland, is stepping down. Two years into his three-year appointment and he is saying “Enough!” I do not blame him one bit. I suspect he has purchased stock in […]

Imagine Ireland on RTÉ Radio One’s Arts Tonight Podcast

RTÉ Radio One’s Arts Tonight broadcast provides two Imagine Ireland features, one part on November 28, with the second part airing next Monday. Listen to Part One Part One This is a series of brief interviews investigating, analyzing, and assessing some of the activities of Imagine Ireland this past year […]

World Actors Forum in Ireland in 2014

Independent.ie reports [This article is no longer linked because the URL usually does not work]: By Michael Brennan Deputy Political Editor, Friday November 25 2011 The Government is planning to lure Hollywood stars to a “world actors forum” in Ireland during its term in office. The project has the backing […]

Updated November 29: Other Voices NYC

Gabriel Byrne reading Down By The Salley Gardens by W. B. Yeats, with Martin Hayes on fiddle at Other Voices NYC (added to complete this posting–finally!): And here is the Playlist on YouTube with several performances from that amazing evening! — Updated November 29 RTÉ announces Christmas highlights [this page […]