Culture and Activism: Gabriel Byrne Represents and Inspires

Updated: More news from Irish Central Ireland’s Cultural Ambassador, Gabriel Byrne has vowed to support a campaign in London to save the Irish Cultural center in Hammersmith, which has been threatened with closure after the local council announced plans to sell off it’s building, once the current lease expires. In […]

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 […]

The Imagine Ireland Launch Continues-Updated

The New York City Launch, January 7 The launch of Imagine Ireland at Lincoln Center in New York City on January 7 continues to gather enthusiastic responses from press in the US and Ireland. CBS Chicago: $5M Grant Brings Ireland To Chicago Irish Fireside: A Year of Irish Arts in […]

Imagine Ireland Launched!

Updated: the unofficial transcript from the unofficial video of Mr. Byrne’s speech is now at the end of this posting. Some audio is missing,  but what’s here is pretty inspiring, so enjoy! — The official launch of the year-long initiative, Imagine Ireland, occurred on January 7 at Lincoln Center in […]

Imagine Ireland – the Launch: UPDATED!

Updated January 7 Twitter was busy with news about the launch of Imagine Ireland today! The announcement occurred at 11:00 am EST at Lincoln Center in New York City. Attendees have noted that Cultural Ambassador for Ireland Gabriel Byrne was as inspirational as always, as were the other speakers. The […]