New Book for Irish Hospice Foundation!

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 […]

Gabriel Byrne on Panel at Global Forum

Updated October 11 Another video and a picture, courtesy of Merrion Street News: Mr. Byrne’s comments begin at minute 1:33 Saturday Panel Updated October 10 The video from the Saturday morning panel “Promoting Irish Culture,” with Ambassador Byrne, author Colm Tóibín, and comedian Dara O Briain, is only available at […]

Irish Love Affair

With words, that is. Today is Bloomsday. So today, we will visit a library and take a walk. The library belongs to Gabriel Byrne, of course. In an interview with the New York Post (no, not the New York Review of Books, darn it!), Mr. Byrne notes four titles that […]

Kilkenny Arts Festival, August 6-15: Updated

August 8: The Irish Times provides a wonderful report by Michael Harding [which is now behind a paywall] of the first days of the festival, entitled “Getting Ambushed by Brilliant Minds in Kilkenny.”  Poetry and lectures abound, but he took the time to view “Stories From Home” (in the morning!) […]

The Byrne-ing News, June 2010 Edition: UPDATED!

When Gabriel Byrne visits Ireland these days, it is usually not for a vacation in his homeland. His visits turn into whirlwinds of activity–artistic, ambassadorial, and even sometimes personal. By the time he returns to his “other” home in the States, he needs a vacation from his vacation! Together Is […]

Getting Literary: Byrne Opens Festival in Ireland

Writers’ Week in Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland, the annual literary festival, will be opened by Gabriel Byrne on May 27. Since it’s inception in 1970 Listowel Writers’ Week has been recognised as the primary event in Ireland’s literary calendar. North Kerry is the birthplace of many of Ireland’s most prominent […]