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Christmas Special   Workshops   Showcase
Alliance Française
Gift Voucher
  Christmas Workshops
for Children & Teens
  Charlie Lebrun
Concert / Album Launch
Available for €25, €50, €100 and €199
including a free French Verb Wheel!

Looking for something different? At your wits’ end to know what to buy for Christmas? Why not consider an Alliance Française Gift Voucher? Our gift vouchers can be used for French courses but also for Membership that will allow your loved one to access our French Library, the online platform  Culturethèque our cultural events and enjoy special discounts in French shops, restaurants and services!

A sure way of bringing that certain je ne sais quoi to both Christmas and the New Year!
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Wednesday 11 December 2.30- 5pm
4-6 years old 

7-10 years old 
11-15 years old 

Children & Teenagers from 4 to 15 years old (3 separate age groups) are welcome to our very special Christmas Workshop, conducted entirely in French, where everyone will discover French Christmas stories and songs, and take part in various activities and arts & crafts including chocolate box decoration and chocolate truffle making.

* Ideal for parents who want to go Christmas-shopping in peace and quiet! *


Wednesday 4 December – 12.15pm
Admission free / No booking

Charlie Le Brun, Dublin-based flute player born in Brittany, launches his acclaimed debut album Madness is Convention recorded live in Belfast accompanied by Aoife Kelly (Concertina), Eamon Rooney (Bodhrán) and Feilimí O’Connor (Guitar).

Charlie Lebrun will play a lunchtime showcase at The French Library to present his new album and discuss the use of wooden flute in Celtic music.

Book Launch   Special Event   Teachers' Training
Dominique Le Meur’s
"La Promesse de Dublin"
  Christmas Special
at the French Library
  Entraînement à
l'expression orale & écrite

Thursday 5 December – 6.30pm
Admission free

Dr. Éamon Ó Ciosáin will launch Dominique Le Meur’s new novel La Promesse de Dublin. Through chance encounters, the reader gradually pieces together the puzzle of three interconnected characters set against  the backdrop of Ireland in flux: protests against water charges and the campaign for marriage equality.
Dominique Le Meur is a Lecturer in French in the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics at the University of Limerick. He has published five novels most of which examine the significant changes that have taken place in Irish society over the last decade.


Saturday 7 December – 10am-1pm
Admission free / No booking

As we are heading into the Christmas season, we are welcoming families for a fun and creative morning at The French Library!
A variety of workshops will take place in The French Library giving little ones and grown-ups alike the chance to play games, watch short films, create and bring home something they made themselves and to discover Christmas decorations and gift ideas.

Come anytime between 10am and 1pm, no booking is required and all workshops are free of charge!


Tuesday 10 December – 5.30pm
Admission free

Another brand-new 2-hour workshop is coming your way, and this time we will be giving you tips on how to spark oral and written expression in your French class.
Some of your students might need a little guidance to engage in conversations or in writing exercises – as a teacher, there are actually a lot of things that you can do to help develop your students’ oral and writing skills. This workshop will be a source of activities and ideas to enhance the oral and written expression of your students, from beginners to advanced levels.
The workshop will be led by Hélène Simon, teacher at
Alliance Française Dublin. Places are limited, so be sure to book early!

Games   Special Event   Concert
The French Library's
Board Game Evening
  Espace Campus France
  Alliance Française Choir
Christmas Recital

Tuesday 10 December – 6.30pm
Admission free

With family, friends or solo, you can challenge yourself to "Carcassone", "Star Realms", "Les aventuriers du rail", "Azul" or "< b>Code Names", collaborate to overcome "The Game", track down the "Loup-Garous de Thiercelieux", create a splendid "Hanabi", break through the secrets of "Mysterium" and many more!

Open to everyone, all levels of French welcome. If you would like to share your favourite game, don’t forget to bring it with you! You're also are welcome to share something sweet to eat or soft drinks!

Booking is required.


Wednesday 11 December – 6.30pm
Admission free 

Come and discover your new Espace Campus France at
Alliance Française Dublin to learn what France has to offer to make your dream come true! Erasmus, Bachelors, Masters, PhDs, work placement, summer schools… The Espace Campus France is here to help you understand and plan your mobility to France.

We invite you on Wednesday 11 December at 6.30pm to the official opening of this space and the launch of the new communication campaign Réalise ton Rêve (Make your dream come true) by the French Ambassador H.E. Stéphane Crouzat.


Wednesday 11 December – 7.30pm
Admission free

Now in its 11th year the Alliance Française Choir cordially invites you to a very special  Christmas Concert.
Come along with your family and friends and enjoy an enchanting evening of French chansons and festive favourites!

This year again the Alliance Française Choir will kick off the Christmas season with some Christmas Carolling en français in Stephens Green Shopping Centre on Friday 6 December, in order to raise money for the Simon Community.

Special Event   Screening / Competition   Screening / Talk
The French Library's
Sieste Musicale
  Cinéclub: "Le Père
Noël est une ordure"
  First Fortnight Festival
"Les invisibles"

Tuesday 17 December – 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 an eclectic one hour playlist showcasing the best music from France and beyond!


Thursday 19 December – 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 films in French cinema history, preceded by an informal presentation with a free glass of wine!

This month, (re)discover the cult 1982 French comedy film Le Père Noël est une ordure directed by Jean-Marie Poiré, written and performed by the legendary French troupe Le Splendid. Countless French expressions and jokes are taken from this film following workers at a suicide helpline on a Christmas Eve. The holiday disaster story attracted over 1,500,000 viewers during its initial release.


Tuesday 14 January – 6pm
Admission free

As part of First Fortnight Festival, Alliance Française Dublin and the French Embassy are delighted to present a special screening of Les Invisibles. Louis-Julien Petit moved audiences and critics alike last year with his latest comedy-drama set in a women's homeless shelter.
The film will be preceded by short film Home by poet Enda Wyley & visual artist Anita Goener, and followed by a discussion on homelessness chaired by First Fortnight Ambassador Mélissa Coyne with Eithne Swaine, Austin Campbell and Louisa Santoro.
First Fortnight Festival brings every year thought-provoking and conversation-inducing events across the country to challenge mental health prejudice.