First Fridays We meet on the First Friday of every month at one of our member bars  to relax in the company of friends after a long week at work. It’s a great place to  network or simply chat and enjoy quality time with good people. Our First Fridays in 2014 are hosted by Jack Doyles… In conversation with…

Sharing information is a key part of what we do. These ‘chat-show’ styled events are an opportunity to participate in discussion topics with self-nominated members or members of our wider community. Topics are agreed with the IHBC and provide lively debates and useful information for all concerned. The host interviews the guest speaker, taking questions from the audience and facilitating an interesting discussion.

St Patrick’s Festival

Since its inauguration in 2008, one of our signature events has been the St Patricks Day Gala Dinner, which is hosted by the Marriott Hotel in Budapest. It offers guests a  5-star evening, with Irish music, Irish dancing, and specially selected Irish food and beverages. 

The dinner is part of a larger event that expands each year,  and is essentially a celebration around the 17th of March, Ireland’s National Day: St Patrick’s Day. 2013 will see our third, annual St Patrick’s Day parade through  of the streets of  Budapest, giving everyone the opportunity to wear something green and be Irish for the day.

As part of the festival, we also organise screenings of Irish films, theatre shows, and miscellaneous events around the theme of Ireland and St Patrick.

The Hungarian Derby

Our VIP reception at the Hungarian National Derby is another signature event, this one taking place in the summer months. In an attempt to offer everyone the opportunity the experience that true Derby feeling, we provide entertainment, food, drinks, and plenty of prizes, including one for the  best-dressed lady. Given the heat of the Hungarian summer, this event is in an air-conditioned space, and also hosts  a children’s corner. The whole family is welcome.

“See some photos of past events”