Saying Goodbye to the Cultural Ambassador for Ireland

Wherein Stella muses on the peripatetic, soon-to-be Ex Ambassador. Yes, apparently it is true. Gabriel Byrne, the first Cultural Ambassador for Ireland, is stepping down. Two years into his three-year appointment and he is saying “Enough!” I do not blame him one bit. I suspect he has purchased stock in […]

Saints and Sinners: A Reading by Edna O’Brien

As noted by the Wall Street Journal, the reading date was changed, but not the venue or the participants, thank the gods! Author Edna O’Brien and Gabriel Byrne appeared at the McNally Jackson bookstore in New York City on May 30th. In a blog posting/intimate account, Catherine Kustanczy tells us […]

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, 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 […]