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the Easter Term
  Easter School Holiday
French Programmes
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Festival 2019

Easter Term starting April 1st
Free placement test every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 5pm-7pm

The Easter 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.

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Children Mon 15 - Wed 17 April
From 9.30am to 1pm
4-6 y-o
7-10 y-o
Your children will discover the magic of springtime through activities focusing on nature and plants. Gardening, chocolate, and Easter eggs are to be expected! The classes will be led by qualified native-French teachers. All children are welcome, regardless of their level of French.

Teenagers Mon 15 - Wed 17 April
From 1pm to 4pm
Junior Cert
Leaving Cert
Every Easter we organise intensive courses for Junior & Leaving Certificates students preparing to sit their French Oral examination. While we try to keep this workshop as lively and fun as possible, its content is directly designed to meet the requirements of the Certificates syllabus and includes a mock exam.


Until 2 April 2019
Admission free 

To celebrate French language and cultural diversity, from March 1st to April 12th the Festival de la Francophonie in Ireland, organised by the French Embassy, will showcase a series of cultural events involving music, literature, film and history along with talks, debates, screenings, concerts and contests.

The Alliance Française Dublin will be hosting many events including the Francophonie Film Festival with a selection of free screenings selected by participating Embassies: Belgium, Canada, Hungary, Poland, Georgia, Latvia, Morrocco and Argentina.

Full programme

Debating Competition   Children's Workshop   Special Event
Finale des
Joutes Oratoires 2019
  Native Scientist: Science
& Language Workshop
La Poésie à 2 mi-mots

Friday 22 March – 6pm
Admission free 

This competition, open to students in secondary schools in Ireland, has been organised under the auspices of the Alliance Française Dublin since 1990 with a view to enhancing students’ oral learning skills through a structured system of debates in the French language.

32 Irish schools have taken part in the debating competition since October 2018. The battle of wits will finally come to an end with finalists Belvedere College and St. Michael's College competing on the motion « La parité est une idée utopique » on Friday 22 March in the French Library!


Saturday 23 March – 11am
Admission free 

The Native Scientist workshops are back: a fantastic opportunity for kids who speak French at home, to learn about science while developing their language skills and meeting role models!

Children will have the opportunity to learn about Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Neuroscience and Physiotherapy, with 5 French-speaking senior researchers from Trinity College and University College Dublin.

Organised in partnership by Alliance Française Dublin and the French Embassy, coordinated by Dr Marie-Victoire Guillot-Sestier (Native Scientist coordinator, TCD), as part of the Festival de la Francophonie in Ireland.


Tuesday 26 March – 6.30pm-9pm
Admission free

Pop-in at the French Library and step into a photo booth for poetry! Adjust the stool, create a typo-poem and wait as it is printed for you. This is the Typomatic, a literary installation created in collaboration between members of the French performance art group ALIS and the interactive design studio Buzzing Light.
The poetry is based on the Poésie à 2 mi-mots technique invented by Pierre Fourny that plays with the shapes of letters: words are cut in two horizontally and reversed so that a new word emerges from the original word. Watch how it works here.

Other word-related workshops and games will be available during the evening.

Special Event   Exhibition   Special Event
Party 2019
  11 Thèses en
Bande Dessinée
  20th Franco-Irish Literary
Festival: "Women"

29 March – From 6.30pm till late
Admission free

French Friday, Le Petit Journal Dublin and The Church are teaming up again in partnership with the French Embassy and Alliance Française Dublin to celebrate the Festival de la Francophonie in Ireland!

The evening will start softly  with an apéro and  quiz with numerous prizes to be won – including French courses, AF Memberships and bottles of wine!

The second part of the night will be one for your dancing shoes with a DJ set of French & International music.

The Church, Mary St & Jervis St, Dublin 1


From Monday 4 March
Admission free

Come discover the exhibition 11 Thèses en BD, created by illustrators Peb & Fox for the finale of the My Thesis in 180 seconds competition 2018 organised at the Université de Lorraine.

A playful and humoristic insight into the world of research, with various works in the fields of biology, health, environment, sociology, mathematics, geology…

The Irish competition My Thesis in 3 minutes in French! 2019 organised by the French Embassy will take place on Wednesday 13 March at the Royal College of Surgeons. Come choose your favourite contestant!


5-7 April at Dublin Castle & Alliance Française Dublin
Admission free

The Franco-Irish Literary Festival is the result of the successful collaboration between the Alliance Française, the French Embassy and a Franco-Irish committee composed of significant figures from the worlds of literature, and academics. It has been supported to great effect by the Arts Council, Foras na Gaeilge, Literature Ireland, and various sponsors from Ireland and France. It was awarded the Dublin UNESCO City of Literature label and is this year the recipient of the RTÉ Supporting the Arts scheme.
For its 20th edition the Festival will take place 5-7 April at Dublin Castle and Alliance Française on the theme “Women” with a very special line-up of guests and events!