Bon Voyage to Imagine Ireland

The Year of Irish Arts in America was a resounding success and Imagine Ireland has put the finishing touches on the end of this remarkable experiment with their final newsletter [This newsletter is no longer available on the Internet]. They thank Gabriel Byrne for his service as Cultural Ambassador for […]

Saying Goodbye to the Cultural Ambassador for Ireland

Wherein Stella muses on the peripatetic, soon-to-be Ex Ambassador. [Under the menu heading “Gabriel” at the top of this page is the subheading “Cultural Ambassador.” Click it and the list of postings about his work as Cultural Ambassador for Ireland will pop up. Then you will see just how darned […]

“James X” in New York

Updated December 29 The Better Show has a brief interview with Mr. Byrne about the play [Please note: the video is no longer available, but there is a transcript of the interview below]: Lauren talks with Gabriel Byrne about directing a very profound and provocative play James X, based on […]

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 […]

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 […]