Jedward and Obama in Ireland

President Obama visited Dublin on May 23, 2011. His full remarks that day are no available at the his official White House website, which has been archived, effective in 2021, but The Guardian provided a detailed account of his visit, so be sure to check it out. The White House […]

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 S√© 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

Spring has sprung in some parts of the world and it is definitely Spring at Byrneholics. We’ve got plans up our sleeves and news to share! Here is the latest on our peripatetic Irishman! New pics from I, Anna New pictures provided by Filmf√∂rderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein  on their Facebook page […]