Jedward and Obama in Ireland

President Obama visited Dublin on May 23, 2011. His full remarks that day are available at the official White House website (video of his remarks is also available). The White House blog provides excerpts from President Obama’s speech: Irish signatures are on our founding documents.  Irish blood was spilled on […]

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 […]

The Byrne-ing News, May 2011 Edition

Updated May 3: Edna O’Brien: Saints and Sinners Gabriel Byrne and others will read from Ms. O’Brien’s work on May 25 at Symphony Space in New York City. Learn more about Ms. O’Brien in this interview from February. She has been, as the novelist Colum McCann puts it, “the advance […]

The Byrne-ing News, April 2011 Edition

The AIA Gala Mr. Byrne hosts the Archaeological Institute of America’s Annual Gala Tuesday, April 26, at Capitale in New York City. This Imagine Ireland event includes a Contemporary Gaelic Feast (yum!) and Irish poetry, dance, and spirits. We will share any pictures of this event that come our way! […]

The Byrne-ing News, March 2011 Edition

Updated March 23: Jessica at Dominican University reports on the Camerata Ireland/Bravo Award Gala evening. I’ve included this in the section below. Many thanks to Jessica for sharing! — Spring has sprung in some parts of the world and it is definitely Spring at Byrneholics. We’ve got plans up our […]