Imagine Ireland: Meet Curator Gabriel Byrne

How many hats can one man wear? No, I am not referring to the film Miller’s Crossing, although since you mention it…no, let’s not get side-tracked. I am referring to Gabriel Byrne, who is currently sporting about as many professional hats as one man can possibly wear at one time. […]

Imagine Ireland: The Washington DC Launch

NBC Washington: Gabriel Byrne on “Imagine Ireland” Actor/director Gabriel Byrne, cultural ambassador for Ireland, was the guest of honor at Irish Ambassador Michael Collins’ home Monday night. “John Lennon,” said Byrne, “reminded us how the imagination can interpret and reshape the world around us.” Lennon was the grandson of Irish […]

The Imagine Ireland Launch Continues-Updated

The New York City Launch, January 7 The launch of Imagine Ireland at Lincoln Center in New York City on January 7 continues to gather enthusiastic responses from press in the US and Ireland. CBS Chicago: $5M Grant Brings Ireland To Chicago Irish Fireside: A Year of Irish Arts in […]

Imagine Ireland Launched!

Updated: the unofficial transcript from the unofficial video of Mr. Byrne’s speech is now at the end of this posting. Some audio is missing,  but what’s here is pretty inspiring, so enjoy! — The official launch of the year-long initiative, Imagine Ireland, occurred on January 7 at Lincoln Center in […]