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Office opening hours
(Summer timetable)
Monday-Friday: 9.30am to 7.30pm

Library opening hours
(Summer timetable)

Tuesday-Thursday: 12 - 6.30pm

French courses for all ages and levels are
starting Septmber 25th! Last assessments
on Wednesday 20 September between 5pm & 7pm
(01) 676 1732 /

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French Courses
for Adults
  French Courses
for Teenagers
  French Courses
for Children

8 week term from September 25th
From 18 years old

General French courses, conversation courses, refreshers' classes, specialised workshops, preparation for international diplomas, for adults are available all day from Monday to Saturday for 8 and 16 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.


16 week term from September 25th
From 12 to 17 years old

These courses are designed as a compliment to classes attended at secondary school.
They provide a diversification and broadening of the language in an interactive way. Teachers focus on interests and topics relevant to the participants as well as the requirements of the syllabus.
The Alliance Française employs and trains the best native French teachers in Ireland.
 In contrast to most Irish institutes we take no more than 15 students per group to ensure the best learning experience for all.

16 week term from September 25th
From 5 to 11 years old

Through lively and stimulating activities, children of primary school age build up a broad and lasting knowledge of the French language. Classes closely follow children's development and abilities. Our teachers are all native French speakers and experienced in working with children.
com-municative approach ensures that every child is given ample opportunity to actually speak French.
General French classes for every levels and bilingual courses are available.

French Courses   Special Event   Screening
French Courses
for Toddlers
  Culture Night 2017
at the Alliance Française
Jacquot de Nantes
16 week term from September 25th
From 1 to 4 years old

A Petits Pas (APP) offers an innovative programme for toddlers and their parents which aims to enrich your child’s intellectual development and ability to be open to other languages and cultures, and to deepen the parent-child bond. Classes are are limited to 8 children and divided into 4 different age groups: 12-24 months (APP1), 2 years (APP2), 3 years (APP3), 4 years (APP4), plus  a 3/4 years old bilingual groups (APP3/4 Bilingue).

We are extremely proud to be the recipient of the prestigious European Language Label, coordinated by the European Commission and managed in Ireland by Léargas, that rewards outstanding improvement in the quality of language teaching and learning.


Friday 22 September 6-10pm
Admission free

We’re celebrating the remains of the long summer nights with a special Créole evening: the Alliance Française will play host to Zoréol, a band that beautifully pair their African stylings with musette accordion and jazz to immerse you in a genuine world music experience. Our restaurant La Cocotte will be open throughout the evening to mark at the same time the Fête de la Gastronomie and to give you the opportunity of tasting some delicious French and Créole food on sale only on the night!
In the meantime, our refurbished Multimedia Library will invite you to take part in several workshops combining art, books, digital media for all ages!
Plus: lots of free goodies, competitions... A fun night guaranteed!


Thursday 28 September – 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!

Jacquot de Nantes is a biopic on French filmmaker Jacques Demy, author of cult musicals The Umbrellas of Cherbourg or The Young Girls of Rochefort, written and directed by his wife Agnès Varda – herself an amazing filmmaker nicknamed “the godmother of the French New Wave.

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

Forum   Exhibition   Exhibition Launch
Creative & Digital City
  Contacts: AF d'Irlande
  City Break - 2 Days
in Dublin

29 September & 1 October 2017
Admission free / More info

ConneXions is the 1st forum connecting French & Irish actors in culture, education & tech to allow them developing new partnerships, business opportunities & innovative projects. This two day free event will feature round table seminars, business meetings, a start-up market and a hackathon. A hackathon is a sprint-like event in which subject-matter-experts and local social actors collaborate intensively on a problem-solving project. Register now and you could win a €2,500 prize fund!
Organised within the framework of French Tech Dublin by the French Embassy and Business French in partnership with Dublin City Council, Institut Français and Richmond Barracks, with the support of the Alliance Française,, Failte Ireland, Local Enterprise Office, LinkedIn, Smart Dublin and The Digital Hub.

Richmond Barracks, Dublin 8


Until 11 October
Admission free

In 1974 the Irish Network of the Alliance Française was at its peak with a record number of centres and student registrations, and the establishment of the Délégation Générale in the prestigious premises of 1 Kildare Street.

As a sign of its vitality the network developed the magazine Contacts to presents what’s happening both in the Irish network of Alliances Françaises and in the Paris Alliance, diplomatic and economic works between France and Ireland, academic essays, cultural reviews, teaching aids, etc.

This exhibition centres around 4 types of imagery: original covers, cultural events, original illustrations and also vintage advertisements which were often tailor-made for the magazine by big names of yesterday and today, French and Irish alike.


Thursday 12 October – 6.30pm
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 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.

Exhibition launch in the presence of the photographer.