Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne | RTÉ One

January 17, 2010 on RTÉ One
Gay Byrne conducts a new series of interviews with public figures about their views on spirituality. Actor Gabriel Byrne discusses his struggle with depression and alcoholism.
(Thanks Sheryl)


  1. A great actor, and his description of depression is easily understood by thoose who share the affliction (like myself).

    PS: "In Treatment" is an awesome show.

  2. This is a good talk even if you do not know the actor, like myself.

  3. Sheryl (of Thanks Sheryl)January 22, 2010 at 4:25 AM

    It's riveting. Notice at the end. After a remarkably open-minded interview considering that the interviewer is religious and Gabriel is an atheist, the interviewer asks Gabriel what he would say to St. Peter if he got to heaven and found he had been in error. The interviewer obviously is looking for a 'eat crow' sort of image to end the interview. Gabriel pauses. I lean in. I'm sure you will too. Then his answer. (Watch the video.)

  4. Does anyone have an idea about where can I watch this interview? I was trying youtube links and torrent but I could not find a good link. I will appreciate it so much.