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Next Term: 7 June - 29 July
Free assessments for newcomers on 23, 24, 25,
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French Courses   Training   Special Event
Assessments for
the Summer Term
  Le Français des vacances /
French for Holidays
  6th AF Life-Size Cluedo: Panique à bord !

Free assessments on 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 May & 1st June, 4.30- 6.30pm
Timetable / More information

The Summer Term is open to both former and new students. It features general French courses, conversation courses, refreshers' classes, and, French for Holiday are available over 8 weeks for adults; 2 week sessions every two weeks throughout the summer for teenagers; Saturday programmes for children & toddlers  in June and Fun camps over a week in July & August
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.

Monday 30 May - Friday 3 June
10am-12noon & 1pm-3pm
20 hours over 1 week – €220 – B

Make the most of your holidays! This programme designed for beginners (level A1 & A2) focuses on practical situations that tourists will most likely encounter when travelling in a French-speaking country: get directions, read tourist information, order in a restaurant, shop, book a place to stay, make travel arrangements, organise a trip, and, of course, interact with people. With over 20 hours of class, students will improve their command of the language, get useful phrases, cultural tips, savoir-vivre and savoir-faire that will help them before and during their stay.


Friday 27 May 7.30pm
Admission free – RSVP

The long haul flight between Brussels and Dakar, from the Belgian company Bold’Air, has to make an emergency landing in Casablanca, a passenger has been found dead. It is forbidden to leave the airport. Without a doubt, the killer was on board the flight! Will you be able to find the culprit among the 5 suspects?

Sign up for this important detective work at the Reception desk or by email (maximum 5 members per team – over 18s only) Come dressed up as a tourist and win prizes!

Concert   Talk   French Course & Trip
Alliance Française
Annual Recital
  An evening with
Jean Échenoz
  Wine trips to France:
Preparation & Stay

Monday 30 May – 8pm
Admission free [RSVP]

The Alliance Française's Choir Annual Recital, conducted by Lucie O’Flynn is back to delight your ears with the sound of traditional hymns from the French, Quebec, Spanish & Italian folklores, popular songs by Brassens, Piaf, Aufray, and more! Join us for a special festive evening! Family and friends are very welcome.
The Alliance Française's Choir meets up every Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm between September and May and is open to everyone no matter their level, French speakers and non-speakers alike. The repertoire is French and in a variety of styles, from the medieval to the contemporary, without forgetting songs from around the world.


Wednesday 1st June – 6.30pm
Admission free [RSVP]

Well-know for his "geographic novel", paying attention to what surrounds him, Jean Echenoz has already published 17 novels and won a dozen literary awards including the Prix Médicis, the Prix Goncourt and in March 2016 the Bibiliothèque Nationale de France Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes. Jean Echenoz is unanimously considered as one of the major voices of the French literary landscape.

The following day, Thursday 2nd June at 7.15pm, Jean Echenoz will be at the Kerry Writers Museum as part of the Listowel Writers’ Week Festival (more information)


Thursday 23 June at 6.30pm
Admission free – Classics, Rarities & Oddities in 7", 10" & LP from

This year, we will celebrate the traditional Fête de la musique in an unusual way with a huge French Record Fair: Over 1,000 original pressings from the French Library's vault including 60's yéyé, pop, rock, chanson, new wave, electro, folk/trad, jazz, operetta, audio plays, classical & contemporary music, will be available for you to browse for one night and one night only!!

Whether you are a collector, a music buff or interested in vintage objects & designs, everyone will find their groove! Music Quiz & Blind Test entertainment will be provided and French food & wine will be on sale too!