Theatre Forum Ireland in Galway

Update June 16 The Annual Theatre Forum Ireland Conference 2011 website [no longer available as of April 16, 2018] has provided video, podcasts, photos, and even cartoons from the event! Gabriel Byrne’s remarks in this video begin at the 3:00 minute mark and run through to the end, but watch […]

MoMA “Ireland on Film” Videos and More

Here are two videos of Gabriel from Revisiting “The Quiet Man”: Ireland on Film, the festival he curated at the Museum of Modern Art May 20 – June 3, provided by MOMA via YouTube. The other two MOMA videos are available at their website. And the Byrneholics posting about the […]

Saints and Sinners: A Reading by Edna O’Brien

As noted by the Wall Street Journal, the reading date was changed, but not the venue or the participants, thank the gods! Author Edna O’Brien and Gabriel Byrne appeared at the McNally Jackson bookstore in New York City on May 30th. In a blog posting/intimate account, Catherine Kustanczy tells us […]

Imagine Ireland Presents: Gabriel Byrne

The Imagine Ireland monthly newsletter for May shone its spotlight on the Cultural Ambassador for Ireland. The message says: “Forward to a friend”, so here it is in its entirety, with an image provided by us! From Imagine Ireland: In 2010, the Irish Government created the new position of Cultural […]

Revisiting “The Quiet Man” : Ireland on Film

Updated June 7 A new documentary was recently released about the making of this film, entitled John Ford: Dreaming the Quiet Man, directed by Sé Merry Doyle. The film was part of the festival curated by Gabriel Byrne at MoMA and here is a clip, narrated by the Cultural Ambassador […]

An Irish Celebration: Annual AIA Gala in April

Update May 3 While the previous two gala’s have been successful and intriguing, the third annual gala of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) pulled out all the stops and generated some non-scholarly buzz: even the Wall Street Journal reported on the event, noting that Gabriel Byrne was the official […]