Saturday 24 June 2017

Comic plans Gathering of Graces

Laura Butler

Laura Butler

IT seems that comedian Brendan Grace doesn't share the same opinion as actor Gabriel Byrne about The Gathering.

US-based Grace (pictured), who divides his time between Florida and Clare, has insisted that he'll be making a big effort to get involved in the initiative in 2013.

It comes after Byrne criticised the year-long celebration, where the country's diaspora are invited to come back home for a visit.

Byrne, who previously served as a cultural ambassador to the US, described the campaign as "a scam".

But funnyman Grace has expressed his support for the campaign.

"I'll be doing a Gathering of my own clan and people that I know. I've a few ideas up my sleeve," he said.

"It'll be a gathering of Graces and if I can, my mother's side of the family. My father's from Wicklow, my mother's family are from Wexford and I was born in Dublin."

The stand-up was speaking to Norah Owen on TV3's 'Midweek' last night.

Irish Independent

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