BLOOMSDAY 2024 Programme

Friday, 14th of June 14.00 Opening (Joyce Statue, Main Square) Opening speeches, handover of the Szombathely Bloom Award, stamping up to the murals 15.00 Inauguration of the Murals (Parking area in Kőszegi u.) Artists: Mark Joyce and Stella Koleszár 16.00 Raising the flag of Bloomlandia and beer tapping (square in front of the Music School) …

Irish Speaker Series – A Decade Fostering Democratic- CEU Irish Speaker Series Lecture by Pat Cox, former President of the European Parliament.

Invitation On the 10th anniversary of our Irish Speaker Series, the CEU Democracy Institute, in partnership with the Embassy of Ireland to Hungary, cordially invites you to a lecture by Pat Cox, former President of the European Parliament.” ”Homecoming”: Hungary’s 2004 Accession & the Future of EU Enlargement. Date: May 2nd, 17.30-19.00 Venue: CEU, Auditorium A, 1051 Budapest Nador utca 9. After …

The Beauty Queen of Leenaned -a dramatized play reading at Brody House

Experience the classic play “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” by Martin McDonagh in a unique dramatized play reading at Brody House in Budapest!   This 1996 dramatic play premiered with the Druid Theatre Company in Galway, Ireland and features talented Irish actors along with a distinguished member of the Expect Community’s relative.   Catch the …

Krisztina Kodó: George Bernard Shaw: a Literary Classic Writer in Hungarian; Hungarian Reception of George Bernard Shaw’s Works from 1956 to the Present

Article George Bernard Shaw is considered a literary classic writer in Hungarian. This statement serves as the hypothesis of the article which examines Shaw’s reception in Hungary from 1956 to the present. Arms and the Man (1893) was the first play performed in Hungary in 1904 which firmly set Shaw in the Hungarian literary canon. …

Krisztina Kodó: Nora, the Invisible Woman, Mother, and Wife: A Book Review of Nora by Nuala O’Connor (2021)

Book review DOI 10.51313/Freeside-2023-10 The present review introduces Nuala O’Connor’s fictional biography titled Nora, published in 2021. The work focuses on Nora Barnacle’s relationship and marriage with James Joyce, the famous Irish author of Ulysses. Nora was the invisible woman, mother and wife who loved and supported Joyce, the great genius. The novel illustrates how much Nora was …

Book Club Events in November and December

The last two book club events will be held in the Embassy again. The books which will be discussed are the following: Claire Keegan: Small Things Like These Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan – between happiness and ruin | Fiction | The Guardian Paul Murray: The Bee Sting The Bee Sting by Paul Murray review …

Heaney Memorial lecture by Roy Foster

THE SZÉCHENYI ACADEMY OF LETTERS AND ARTS cordially invites you to join the 10th SEAMUS HEANEY MEMORIAL LECTURE “BARBAROUS CLANGOURS”? SEAMUS HEANEY, W.B.YEATS AND MEDITATING IN TIME OF CIVIL WAR” by ROY FOSTER Roy Foster is the Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford and the Honorary Fellow of Trinity College Dublin Date: …