Upcoming Public Events

May 23rd

Presenting the Children’s Books Ireland Book Of The Year Awards – Smock Alley Theatre

June 2nd/3rd

Listowel Writers Week – interviewing Anthony Horowitz and Rachael English


June 16th / 17th

Festival Events TBA

June 23rd

3 events at Hinterland Festival:

Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen

The Rick O’Shea Book Club “Oh My God What A Complete Aisling” Panel

Ralph Riegel and Tracy Corbett-Lynch

July 7th

Festival Event TBA

July 17th

Launching Helen Cullen’s debut novel – The Lost Letters Of William Woolf – Dubray Books, Grafton Street

Sept 29th 

Write By The Sea with Kit De Waal and Rob Doyle

October 26th – 28th

Waterford Writers Weekend



You can find pictures and posts about public events (Gail Honeyman, Michael Chabon, Hannah Kent, Liz Nugent, Chris Cleave, Jessie Burton, Cecelia Ahern and more) over on Rick’s Website.


The book club has been running over on Facebook since it was started in July 2014 by RTE broadcaster Rick O’Shea. There are now almost 14,000 of us, making us Ireland’s biggest book club.

Every month we pick 2 books to read across the following 4 weeks and we run regular author interview events all across the country too, details of which you can find in the club or here on the site.

The only way to find out what it’s all about is by by joining The Rick O’Shea Book Club on Facebook.

You can read all of Rick’s own book reviews over on his website.