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Saturday: 9.30am - 2pm

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You can still enrol in the new term starting this week! Come for a free placement test or book now!

French Courses   Workshops   Certification
Winter Term
18 November - 25 January

Halloween School
Holiday Programmes


Internationally recognised Diplomas in French

Winter Term 18 Nov - 25 Jan
Free placement test every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 5pm-7pm


Our next term will start on November 18th! The 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.

Children 29 October - 1 November
from 9am to 1pm
(16 hours)

4-6 years old
7-10 years old

Teenagers 29 October - 1 November
from 1pm to 4pm
(12 hours)

Junior Cycle
Leaving Cycle

Every school holiday, the Alliance Française Dublin organises fun camps for children 4-6 / 7-10 years old and intensive programmes for Junior & Leaving Cycles students preparing to sit their French Oral and written examination that year.

More information

Registration for DELF/DALF until 25 October More information 

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.

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 & DALF Tout Public exams on 20-22 November with registration before 25 October.

Readings   Screening / Competition   Special Event
80 Minutes with
Seamus Heaney
  IFI French Film Club:
  The French Library's
Sieste Musicale

Saturday 19 October – 2pm
Admission free 

To mark the year that would have been his 80th birthday, Alliance Française Dublin, Le Cercle Français de Belfast and the National Library of Ireland are proud to present an evocation by Jim Holland of his friendship with the poet through anecdotes and readings of early poems in English and French.
Introductions and reading of poems in English by Jim Holland and versions in French by special readers Maryvonne LeRoy, Claudine McKeown, Allison Neill-Rabaux, and Chris Tracey.
The event will be launched by the President of Alliance Française Dubin Mr Pat Cox.

National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2


Monday 21 October – 6.15pm
€11.50 / €8.50 AF & IFI Members 

The first French Film Club of the season  is a 2018 French comedy film Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) directed by Olivier Assayas. and starring Guillaume Canet, Juliette Binoche, and Vincent Macaigne.
Non-Fiction is a wry, slyly seductive tale of sex, lies, and literature, balancing dry wit with keen observations on the tensions between art, commerce, and technology, A breezy delight from a master director at his most effortlessly brilliant.

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

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2


Tuesday 29 October – 6pm
Admission free 

The Sieste Musicale is a one-hour auditory experience where you get to listen to music in a comfortable environment.

For the occasion, The French Library is bathed in subdued lights and furnished with carpets, bean bags, comfy chairs and blankets.

A unique occasion to dream, maybe sleep, and to get fully energized again!

This month we will travel through different times and styles, with and eclectic one hour playlist showing the best of French music!

Talk   Screening / Competition   Screenings
Fleming's France: James
Bond, a French Passion
  Halloween Cinéclub:
"Les yeux sans visage"
  Short Shorts
Film Festival 20
Wednesday 30 October – 6.30pm
Admission free

With two stories set entirely on French soil and more than 1,000 references to France, it is clear that France plays an integral role in the James Bond series.

Pierre-Olivier Lombarteix’s book Fleming's France: James Bond, a French Passion offers a fresh and unique perspective on the success of the James Bond novels; Lombarteix sheds light on Fleming’s body of work through his examination into the essential role that France played throughout the life of Ian Fleming.

Jean-Michel Picard, professor emeritus in the UCD School of Languages, Culture and Linguistics, will host the presentation.


Thursday 31 October – 7.40pm
€5 with a free glass of wine / Free for Premium Members  

This month for Halloween, (re)discover the 1960 timeless classic Les yeux sans visage (Eyes without a face) directed by revered documentarist and Cinémathèque Française founder Georges Franju.

Chillingly horrific yet classically poetic, Les yeux sans visage disturbed audiences upon its release the way Psycho and Peeping Tom did  in America and Britain. The surrealistic mixture of the ghastly and the lyrical has been a major influence on the horror genre.

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


Monday 4 November –  6.30pm

The European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) is proud to present a new edition of the Short Shorts Film Festival with screenings of the best short films from all over Europe supported by 9 countries in the Eunic Ireland cluster: Alliance Française / French Embassy, the Austrian Embassy, the British Council, Culture Ireland, the Goethe-Institut, the Instituto Cervantes /  AECID, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the Greek Embassy and the Polish Embassy; along with 2 shorts supported by the Galway Film Festival and the Irish Film Institute.
Audience members will be asked to vote for their favourite film after the screening.

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2

Library Workshop   Talk   Film Festival
Learn to use your
Digital Library
  Bird of Time: The music of Swan Hennessy   IFI French Film
Festival 2019

Tuesday 5 November – 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 6 November – 6.30pm
Admission free

Professor Harry White (UCD) will launch the first ever biography on the great lost Irish-American composer Swan Hennessy (1866–1929), written by the German musicologist Dr Axel Klein. Swan Hennessy lived much of his life in Paris at a time of profound change in the stylistic development of Western classical music. The dawning of the modernist avant-garde led Hennessy to remember his Irish heritage and write in a uniquely ‘Celtic’ style influenced by the traditional music of Ireland, Scotland and Brittany.

Professor Harry White and Dr Axel Klein, an expert on Franco-Irish musical relations, will present the composer’s piano works, French mélodies, and chamber music.

13 - 24 November 2019

We are proud to be the cultural partner of the Irish Film Institute's French Film Festival which celebrates this year its 20th anniversary! (Re)discover over 30 French films and short films including Irish premieres, classics, a Claude Sautet Season, and many special guests such as Cédric Klapisch, Bayon, Manele Labidi Labbéco, and Vincent Macaigne.
Don't miss the Alliance Française Special Screening on Tuesday 19 November, Justine Triet's Sibyl.  The French comedy-drama starring Virginie Efira (Elle, An Impossible Love) and Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue Is the Warmest Colour) received rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival 2019. Alliance Française Members get a discounted price of €10 and may win free tickets on