Discuss Consquences

Book club discussion guide

Explore the history behind the story

  • Learn about Catherine McAluley
  • Tour Coolock House
  • Tour the House of Mercy

Ideas for themed food and drink

  • Shepard’s pie
  • Irish stew
  • Corned beef hash
  • Smoked salmon or shellfish
  • Anything with potatoes
  • Reubens (can even be made as a soup or as nachos!)
  • Corned beef and cabbage
  • Irish soda bread
  • Blancmange
  • Beer (Guinness, Smithwicks, Kilkenny, Harp, etc.)
  • Whiskey
  • Bailey’s
  • Irish coffee


  • Irish/Celtic music
  • Riverdance or Lord of the Dance soundtracks
  • Mutefish (a band Nicole saw on the streets of Dublin)