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The Irish Embassy Book Club

The Irish Embassy Book Club has been up and running since 2017.

Our meetings are friendly and informal with great discussions on books from all genres, selected by our members. The club selects books from contemporary Irish authors as well as enjoying some classics of Irish literature. Irish first novelists besides the classic favourites. We are proud that the club hosted lots of up and coming Irish novelists in Budapest including Sally Rooney, Caroline O’ Donoghue, Jan Carson, Lisa McInerny, Rónán Hession and Cecelia Ahern. These discussions helped bring the books to life and to get a better insight into the authors process of writing.

The Book Club meet ups are on the last Tuesdays of every month in the Embassy of Ireland which is beside Szabadság tér. Since the pandemic restrictions we have held our monthly meetings online via Zoom.

New members are always welcome!!

We look forward to seeing you!


Some of the books we have enjoyed reading recently, include:

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

Solar Bones by Mike McCormack

Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry

Girl by Edna O’Brien

Grown Ups by Marian Keyes

Strange Flowers by Donal Ryan

Nora by Nuala O’Connor

In the Woods by Tana French

The Master by Colm Tóibín

Turkish Whorehouse by Philip O’Ceallaigh

Glorious Heresies and The Blood Miracles by Lisa McInerney

The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan

Star of the Sea By Joseph O’Connor

Leonard & Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Dubliners by James Joyce

Actress by Anne Enright