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New French courses will start on November 20th
Free placement tests very Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 5pm-7pm from November 6th

French Courses   Diploma   School Holiday Programme
Free Assessments for
the Winter term
  Registration for
  Halloween School
Holiday Camps

Winter Term 20/10/2017- 27/01/2018
Free assessments every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday between 5pm and 7pm
starting from October 31st

Our next term will start on November 20th!
Winter Term is open to both former and new students of all ages and abilities. General French courses, conversation courses, refresher classes, specialised workshops, preparation for international diplomas, for adults and courses for teenagers, children & toddlers are available all day from Monday to Saturday for 8 weeks.

Assessments are free of charge and no appointment is required. You don't need an assessment if you are a complete beginner or if you are already a student, you can enrol directly online.

Registration Deadline: 29 October
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DELF (Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are official and valid for life qualifications awarded by the CIEP and the French Ministry of Education to certify the competency of candidates from outside France in the French language. They are recognised internationally.

DELF & DALF are composed of 6 independent diplomas that correspond to the 6 levels of the Common European Framework for Languages.

You can sit DELF and DALF exams at the Alliance Française on November 22, 23 and 24 with a registration before 29 October.



Children 31 October - 3 November
from 9.30am to 1.30pm

4-6 y.o. 7-10 y.o.
Learn and play in French whatever your level of French: Arts & crafts, songs, games, and many more spooky activities! The classes will be led by qualified and child-friendly French-native teachers and take place both in our dedicated room and in the newly refurbished Children's Corner of the French Library.

Teenagers 31 October - 3 November
from 1pm to 4pm

Junior Cert Leaving Cert
Every school holiday, we organise intensive courses for Junior & Leaving Cert students preparing to sit their French Oral examination While we try to keep this holiday programme as lively and fun as possible, its content is directly designed to meet the requirements of the syllabus and includes a mock exam!

Special Events   Launch, Readings & Music   Screening
Journée des associations
françaises en Irlande
  Colin O’Sullivan’s "Killarney Blues" French Edition   Cinéclub Halloween:

Saturday 21 October – 2pm-5pm
Admission free

For the very first time the French Embassy in Ireland is gathering most of the French associations in Ireland for an afternoon meeting at the Alliance Française, with exhibition stands in both La Cocotte Café and the newly redesigned French Library.

The list of associations, subject to change, includes the Alliances Françaises in Ireland, the Association Démocratique des Français de l’Etranger, Associations FLAM, the Association des Parents d’Elèves du Lycée Français, ATD Quart-Monde, BreizEire, Cork Accueil, Dublin Accueil, the French Teachers Association, French Tech, Galway Accueil, Mamans en Irlande, Park Pétanque Club, Le Petit Journal Dublin, the Union des Français de l’Étranger.

Come and discover the variety and vitality of the local French representation in Ireland, create contacts and make new friends – this is a perfect place to start for a newcomer!


Tuesday 24 October – 6.30pm
Admission free

Killarney, in the southwest of Ireland, is a peaceful town, where Bernard Dunphy leads a quiet life, which is suddenly disrupted by a crime. Investigations reveal sinister events which had, until then, remained buried in the past.

Originally from Killarney, Colin O’Sullivan writes in Japan where he teaches English. Having tried his hand at poetry, he has turned to novel writing. Killarney Blues is his first novel. The French translation will be launched at the Alliance Française in the presence of the translator, Ludivine Bouton-Kelly who will be interviewed by Sinéad Mac Aodha and the publisher of Betimes Books Svetlana Pironko.

Readings of extracts in French by the actress Anne Nakache and in English by actor and playwright Donal Courtney. Background music for the event will be provided by Eoin O’Brien.


Thursday 26 October – 7.30pm
€6 / Free for Premium Members

Save the date: the newly refurbished multiform space of the French Library now hosts a Cinéclub every last Thursday of the month!

To celebrate Halloween we will be screening the French horror film Livide. France has excelled in the horror genre since the 2000s, a phenomenon dubbed as "French New Wave of Horror" or "New French Extremity".

It is the second film by Julien Maury & Alexandre Bustillo, less radical  than its predecessor À l'intérieur but eerier, in the vein of Dario Argento and Guillermo del Toro.

The Cinéclub is free for Alliance Française Premium Members among many other advantages! More on Memberships

Exhibition Launch   Film Festival   Book Launch & Interview
City Break - 2 Days
in Dublin
  Short Shorts from Europe
Film Festival 2017
  "The Bonjour Effect"
Irish Launch

Until November 207
Admission free

French-born, Barcelona-based Gauvin Lape-toule is a self-taught photographer interested in urban photography, mainly architecture and street art.

In one of his project series, he carries out "city breaks", photography trips lasting a few days in European cities (Barcelona, Paris, Seville, Budapest, etc.). In March 2017 he spent two days in Dublin and captured striking photos of the unique  atmosphere and the ever-changing charm of the capital.

There he explored many photographic playgrounds mixing timeless designs with futuristic ones: the Liffey quays and bridges, Grand Canal Square, Trinity College Library, and of course the street art and nightlife of the Temple Bar area.


Monday 6 November 2017 – 6.30pm
Admission free

8 European countries are presenting a selection of short films from their home countries at the Irish Film Institute! The audience will be asked to vote for their favourite film after the screening.
The European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) is a network of national institutes of culture and national bodies engaged in cultural and related activities beyond their national borders.
The EUNIC Ireland cluster is composed of the Alliance Francaise, the Austrian Embassy, the British Council, Culture Ireland, the Embassy of Greece, the Goethe-Institut, the Instituto Cervantes &  AECID, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the Embassy of Bulgaria and the Embassy of Romania & the Romanian Cultural Institute.

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2


Wednesday 8 November – 6.30pm
Admission free

Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow have travelled, worked, and lived between France and Canada for years.

Together they wrote the international bestseller 60 Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong and now they’re back with The Bonjour Effect: The Secret Codes of French Conversation Revealed, a new exploration of the French language and culture. It's an engaging and funny exploration of the French codes of communicating, often very puzzling to foreigners!

Come and discover the secrets of the French conversation in the presence of the author Jean-Benoît Nadeau, interviewed (in English) by Jean-Philippe Imbert!