Happy Valentine’s Day!

What a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift! Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Aidan Quinn, Liam Neeson, and Stockard Channing invite you to “Imagine Ireland” in this second video provided by Imagine Ireland Arts at their new YouTube channel. The readings are: Spring Love by Francis Ledwidge, read by Aidan Quinn Aedh Wishes […]

An Irish Celebration: Annual AIA Gala in April

Update May 3 While the previous two gala’s have been successful and intriguing, the third annual gala of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) pulled out all the stops and generated some non-scholarly buzz: even the Wall Street Journal reported on the event, noting that Gabriel Byrne was the official […]

One Inspired Byrneholic: Aragarna

While Imagine Ireland is inspiring everyone to think about all artistic things Irish, it is good to note that Gabriel Byrne is pretty inspiring in his own right. Proof of this can be found everywhere on the Internet, especially YouTube and Flickr. People love to take pictures of him and […]

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 […]

Gabriel Byrne Dreams in “Shapeshifter” – Updated

Update January 12: Here is an interview with Alex Weil at Motionographer: As the overall director of the film, my biggest challenge was to take Diana’s designs, which I loved to look at, and turn them into something that felt like a story. The first place we went to was […]

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 […]