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Office opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 9.30am to 7.30pm
Saturday 9.30am to 2.00pm

Library opening hours
Monday: 4.30 - 7.30pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 12 - 7.30pm
Friday: 12 - 5pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 2pm


Next French courses for all ages from June 6th
Next free placement test from May 16th

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French Courses   French Courses   French Courses
Summer Term
for Adults
  Summer Camps
for Teenagers
  Summer Camps
for Children & Toddlers

8 week session  6 June - 28 July
Free assessments on 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 May, 4.30- 6.30pm

The Summer Term is open to both former and new students. It features general French courses, conversation courses, refresher' classes, French for Holidays, Preparation for French exams are available over 8 weeks for adults.

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 with the Alliance, you can enrol directly online.

Try our new program Français des Vacances and make the most of your holidays in France!


2 week programme every 2 weeks  Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm - 30 hours in total – €350
Dates & Registration for Junior Teens
Dates & Registration for Senior Teens
Dates & Registration for
Starter Teens

Our summer courses for teenagers are designed to complement classes already attended at secondary school and to lay the groundwork for the school year ahead. They provide a diversification and broadening of the language in an interactive and fun way, with a focus on interests and topics relevant to the participants.
3 groups are available: Junior Teens (for students going into 2nd and 3rd Year), Senior Teens (for students going into 4th, 5th and 6th year) Starter Teens (students going into 1st Year or complete beginners).

4 week session  6 June - 1 July Available Saturday morning & Wednesday afternoon €50 – €80
1 week camp every week Monday to Friday 9.30am to 2pm 20 hours in total – €220
Dates & Registration for 4-6 Years Old
Dates & Registration for 7-10 Years Old

Learn and play in French: Arts and Crafts, songs, outdoor games (subject to weather) and much more... "C'est l'été / French Summer Fun" takes place every week, with different activities. The classes will be led by child-friendly native-French qualified teachers. All children are welcome, whatever their level! Register for 2 camps or more and receive a 10% discount on the second camp!

Special Event   Concert   Theatre
L'apéro après-boulot
  French Library Showcase:
Ondine Dispagne

Thursday 25 May – from 5.30pm
Admission free

The Alliance Francaise's AFterwork is back! Join us for a special evening in La Cocotte giving pride of place to French wine, saucissons & cheese. Discover the atypical atmosphere created for the occasion in our Café-Restaurant: the "apéro à la française".

And come enjoy live music by new French talent Ondine Dispagne, a French folk singer-songwriter coming to Dublin for a series of gigs.

She will also stop by the new French Library for a very special showcase on Thurdsay 25 at 12.15pm.


Thursday 25 May – 12.15pm
Admission free

The Alliance Française Dublin is delighted to host another lunchtime showcase in its newly refurbished Library. Perfect for those attending a morning class!

Ondine Dispagne is a French folk singer-songwriter. Coming to Dublin for a series of gigs with local musicians, she will stop by the French Library to present some of her own compositions, both in French and English.

Her songs have different folk influences, such as Celtic and African music.


Friday 26 May – 5.30pm
Admission free

Marie-Paule and Jean-Patrick, an eccentric couple, play with language; they fiddle with it, chant it, sing it, they make it dance, they warp it so they can reinvent it! With them, we experience Oulipian literature in 58 minutes and 22 seconds, 612 puns, 3 metaphors, 99 détournements, 1324 apocopes, dozens of alliterations, all kinds of rhyming, and other pure nonsense
The event is part of the International Literature Festival Dublin and the Talking Translation series of lectures and discussions about literary translations.

Children's Theatre   Special   Concert
"Petit Poisson" Original play
in French & Irish
  French Touch:
French Online Series Night
  Alliance Française Choir
Annual Recital

Saturday 27 May – 11.30am & 1pm
Admission free

Enter the magical underwater world of Sélène la sirène (Sélène the mermaid) and her friend Tortue. Listen to her thrilling tales and enchanting poems.

Dance along with her! Through storytelling, dance and music, both in French and in Irish, children are invited to discover and learn throughout this charming sea world adventure. Bring along your masks and diving suits! Bígí linn!

Suitable for children age 18 months to 4 years and must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday 30 May   6.30pm
Admission free 

Dublin Web Festival is the first Irish celebration of online storytelling. Since 2015 it has been showcasing international creative online series on big screen with an Irish grounding and a quirky French touch.

The Festival team decided to keep up with the online creativity by offering a special screening at the Alliance Française on May 30th 2017 where la crème de la crème of French web series will be shown in the newly refurbished French Library. Selections will include Authentik, Surf Therapy, Kill Skills or Gabriel among others.


Wednesday 31 May – 7.30pm
Admission free

Get your summer off to a sunny start at our annual Maytime concert! The Alliance Française Choir, under the direction of Lucie O’Flynn, cordially invites you to an evening of song and entertainment with a repertoire of French songs, in a variety of styles, ranging from the 16th century to the contemporary, from Passerau to Gounod and Stern.

The AF Choir meets up every Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm from September to May and is open to everyone no matter their level, French speakers and non-speakers alike.

Exhibition   French Library   Online Platform
Festival Prévert:
Les Collages
  Have you been to the new
French Library?

Until 30 June
Admission free

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Jacques Prévert's death, the Alliance Française, with the support of the French Embassy in Ireland and Institut Français, is pleased to host an exclusive exhibition of Jacques Prévert's collages.
We find the same themes in Prévert’s collages as we do in his writings: Through the association of disconnected images and diversions, he invites us to think about the world as it truly is and humorously yet vehemently denounces the power of politics and the Church, society with its injustices, and the oppression of men, women and animals.



Open Monday to Saturday
Admission free

The French Library is back after a successful and well-deserved makeover during the summer

With a bright, redesigned and multiform space, digital tablets and all of our physical and digital collections, the Children's Corner, the new library will be a vital addition to the expansion of French culture in Ireland. Our digital portal, Culturethèque offer over 130, 000 French books, magazines, music, culture, tutorials and much more!
Are you one of our students? So you are already a Member! Simply collect your Membership card at the French Library


24/7 from any digital device
Free for AF Members

The revolutionary online platform Culturethèque developed by Institut Français offers over 150,000 online documents in French including books, newspapers, magazines, graphic novels, music recordings, audio-books, films, documentaries, games, academic articles, learning modules and tutorials for students with dedicated sections for children and teenagers!
Get your Membership to enjoy Culture-thèque and avail of many other advantages!
Are you one of our students? So you are already a Member! Simply collect your Membership card at the French Library and retrieve your access codes.