The Gathering: Why I Hate Soundbites

Updated December 14 I have transcribed the interview section containing Mr. Byrne’s comments about The Gathering. You can read it here. The audio interview is on this page as well. — You will see only one Byrneholics posting about Gabriel Byrne’s remarks concerning The Gathering, despite the diatribes, slurs, and […]

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 […]

The Year in Review: Gabriel Byrne in 2011

Gabriel Byrne was a very busy man in 2011. Here is a video recollection of his activities and his accomplishments as Cultural Ambassador for Ireland and as the artist he will always be. The video is also available in HD, so choose it if you prefer. Be sure to choose […]

A Special Holiday Present

Updated December 28 This is the perfect holiday present!  The music is amazing, the readings are great, and the sense of camaraderie, fellowship, and just plain fun is fantastic! Here is Gabriel Byrne reading the W. B. Yeats poem “Down By The Salley Gardens,” with Martin Hayes on the fiddle: […]

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 […]