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Our next Term will start June 4th
Booking open for Children & Teenagers' Summer Camps

French Courses   Library's Workshop   Teachers' Training
French Summer
  Learn to use your
Digital Library
  Activités théâtrales
en classe

Starting from June 4th, 1, 2, 8 week programmes all Summer! 
Free placement test every Mon, Tue, Wed between 5 & 7pm from May 13th

Get the kids out of bed this summer with the Alliance Française's French Summer Camps for children and teenagers! We are open all summer long from the beginning of June until the end of August with programmes available every week or every two weeks! Learn and have fun with the experts.
General French courses, conversation courses, refresher's classes, specialised workshops, intensive programmes will be available for adults of any level morning and evening times for 2 terms of 8  weeks in June-July and then August-September.

Information, Timetable & Booking


Wednesday 22 May – 12.15pm
Admission free 

This bring-your-own-device workshop is designed to simplify the user's experience of our digital and online resources and offer technical support.

Our team of librarians will explain and install everything you need to get started.

They will also showcase the revolutionary platform Culturethèque and a wide selection of apps and digital services for learning, playing and entertaining!

Booking is advised as places are limited!


Wednesday 22 May – 5.30- 7.30pm
Admission free  

Teachers will discover Drama activities to that can be used in classes from 1st right through to 6th Year. Some short playlets will also be introduced to give teachers ideas and tools that can help students develop a wide range of competencies on: communication, memo-rization, and pronunciation.

This workshop will be led by Anne Nakache who is both qualified as a professional actress and a French teacher. She teaches at Alliance Française Dublin and is also in charge of the AF Drama club.

As always the workshop is free but places are limited, so book quickly!

Literary Festival   Screening/Competition   Concert
Meet Adélaïde Bon
& Louise O’Neill
  IFI French Film Club:
La Douleur
  Alliance Française Choir
Annual Recital
Wednesday 22 May – 7.30pm
€12 / €10  

We are delighted to host, in association with the French Embassy, one of the highlights of the International Literature Festival Dublin 2019, "Speak Up, Speak Out", a panel interview of Adélaïde Bon and Louise O’Neill chaired by journalist and broadcaster Edel Coffey.
French actress, voiceover artist and writer, Adélaïde Bon is a new and important voice in the #MeToo conversation. At nine, she was sexually assaulted by a stranger. It was twenty-three years before anyone was charged with her assault. Written with poise and passion, her debut novel The Little Girl on the Ice Floe shares her shame, rage, and fear - and offers hope for healing. Award-winning Irish author Louise O’Neill’s most recent novel, The Surface Breaks, is a feminist re-imagining of The Little Mermaid. The New York Times called her 2015 novel Asking For It ‘riveting and essential’.


Monday 27 May – 6.10pm
€9.90 / €7.80
AF & IFI Members

In 1944, Marguerite Duras (Mélanie Thierry) and her husband, writer Robert Antelme, are Resistance members in Nazi-occupied Paris. When he is deported by the Gestapo, she becomes friendly with French collaborator Rabier (Benoît Magimel) to gain information at considerable risk to her underground cell.

Through subtly expressionistic images and voiceover passages from Duras' writing, Emmanuel Finkiel's adaptation of La Douleur evokes the inner world of one of the 20th century's most revolutionary writers.

As always, Alliance Française Members get a 20% discount and free tickets on our Twitter!

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2


Tuesday 28 May – 8pm
Admission free 

The Choir of the Alliance Française invites you to celebrate the end  of Term at its  special Summer Concert at The French Library.
From Brassens to Saint-Saëns, Brahms to Trenet,  this will be a musical celebration of nature and love. The show is free and open to all!
The members of the Choir meet every Wednesday lunch time from September to May  to practise under the watchful eye and tuneful ear of Lucie O’Flynn. The choir is constantly looking for new members so, if you have an interest in music, come along and join the fun!

This year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the AF Choir which was created in 2009 by AF Director, Claire Bourgeois.

Photography Festival   Talk   Screening / Competition
PhotoIreland Festival:
The Invention of Memory
  An evening with
Dominique A
Les Valseuses

Until 29 May

This year will see the 10th edition of PhotoIreland Festival bringing an ambitious programme to Dublin running from May to July.
Taking place in
Rathfarnham Castle, The Invention of Memory exhibition presents the works of Benedetta Casagrande, Clare Lyons, Yvette Monahan and, in collaboration with  the  Embassy of France and Alliance Française Dublin, French artist Lucie Khakhoutian.
The Franco-Armenian visual artist investigates her national, spiritual, and familial identity, questioning her current state of belonging, by exploring her family history and childhood memories.

Rathfarnham Castle, 153 Rathfarnham Rd, D14


Wednesday 29 May – 6.30pm
Admission free 

Starting as the quintessential independent singer/songwriter of the early 1990's Dominique A gained national and international recognition, critical acclaim and many prestigious awards over the past 20 years. He has collaborated with many artists such as Françoiz Breut, Jeanne Balibar, Jane Birkin, and Étienne Daho, and has influenced many others. His movement away from the constraints of chanson paved the way for a whole new generation of musicians and showed how it was possible to use the French language in the alternative pop/rock genre. Albums such as  La Fossette (1992) and La mémoire neuve (1995) are today regarded as classics.
Organised by AMOPA Irlande (Association des Membres de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques) in partnership with Alliance Française Dublin and with the support of the French Embassy.


Thursday 30 May – 7.40pm
€5 with a free glass of wine / Free for Premium Members  

Join us every month for a subtitled screening of one of the most popular box-office hits in French cinema history, preceded by an informal presentation with a free glass of wine!
This month, (re)discover the 1974 road/buddy movie Les Valseuses starring Miou-Miou, Gérard Depardieu and Patrick Dewaere. Although it has become a much quoted cult classic, Bertrand Blier's comedy Les Valseuses ("testicles" in French slang) is still one the most controversial films in French history. Due to its language and graphic content, the screening is strictly over 18.

The Cinéclub is free for AF Premium Members. Win tickets on our Twitter!