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Please note we are closed for Saint Patrick from
Saturday 17 to Monday 19 March included

Next Term for all ages starts 9 April
Next Assessments start 20 March

Courses   Workshops   Screenings
New Term starts April 9th
Free placement tests
  Easter School Holiday
French Programmes
Film Festival 2018

Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays between 5 and 7pm from March 20th
Admission free

Come at our Café and meet one of our teachers who will tell you your exact level and advise on the most suitable course. Assessments are free of charge. There is no appointment required and no obligation to purchase.

Please note you don't need an assessment if you are a complete beginner or if you are already a student, you can enrol directly online.

Our next term for adults, teenagers, children and toddlers of all levels and abilities will start on April 9th.

Brochure and Timetable


Children Mon 26 - Wed 28
From 9.30am to 2pm
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 26 - Wed 28
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.


5 March – 12 April 2018
Admission free

Did you know that you could speak French on all five continents?

To celebrate French language and cultural diversity, the Month of La Francophonie in Ireland, organised by the French Embassy, will showcase from March 1st to April 12th 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 free screenings selected by participating embassiesFrance, Belgium, Canada, Hungary, Poland, Georgia, Lituania, Egypt, Mexico and Argentina.

Full programme here.

Literary Festival   Special Event   Exhibition
Franco-Irish Literary
Festival: Sex & Sensibility
  Literary Cabaret
Cabaret littéraire
  Au coeur de Mai 68
50th anniversary

23-25 March – Alliance Française & Dublin Castle (Castle Hall)
Admission free (first come basis)

This universal yet complex subject conjures up a full spectrum of possibilities, from the most dazzling beauty, that of free and consensual relations, to the darkness of predation.13 writers of French, English & Irish languages, including Anne Enright, Lisa McInerney, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Léonor de Récondo, Sylvain Bosselet and Françoise Rey, will invite you to discuss sex and literature.
In addition to these debates, lectures and signings, a pop-up bookshop will be offered. And this year, we are proud to launch the Festival with a stunning Literary Cabaret evening that will provide a delightfully festive showpiece.


Friday 23 March – 6.30pm
Admission free

The curtains of the 2018 Franco-Irish Literary Festival on “Sex and Sensibility” will open on March 23rd at Alliance Française with a night of Literary Cabaret. Join international cabaret superstar Dusty Limits and fellow performers as they explore sex in literature in an intimate evening of readings, music and dance.

Starring: Dusty Limits (host and singer), Bryan Mullen (piano), Azaria Starfire (dancer), Kat Moiselle (dancer), Kate Finnegan and Ilias Athanasiadis (acrobatic duo).

Produced by Film Fatale.

8 March - 9 April 2018
Admission free

To mark the 50th anniversary of the events of May 1968, the Alliance Française will host Au cœur de Mai 68, an exhibition based on the contemporary photographs of Philippe Gras. The Franco- Irish Literary Festival, dedicated to sexuality, will showcase contemporary literature and its representation of sexual relations which can often trace its roots back to the seismic events of May 1968.

Philippe Gras (1942-2007) was an independent photographer and an independent mind. Specialised in music, dance and theatre events photography, he also captured some of the most iconic shots of the 68 student revolt.

Special Event   Cinéclub NEW FORMAT!   Teachers' Training
Goût de France
Good France 2018
  Cinéclub New Format:
Astérix Mission Cléopâtre
  Développer les compétences avec le court-métrage

20- 25 March 2018
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On the week of March 19th, 19 restaurants across Ireland will take part in Goût de France / Good France, the world’s largest celebration of French gastronomy!

Promoted by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Good France aims at celebrating the conviviality of French cuisine, forging ties between chefs of the world.

Blending the best of French and Irish ingredients, 19 chefs from all over Ireland, (including our very own Bruno from La Cocotte) will join 3,000 chefs worldwide in celebrating good food and gastronomy around March 21st.


Thursday 22 March – 7.40pm
€5 with a free glass of wine / Free for Premium Members

Discover the Cinéclub's new format! Join us every month for a subtitled screening of one of the most popular box-office hits in French cinema history, preceded by an informal presentation with a free glass of wine!
This month, (re)discover the 2002 cult comedy Astérix Mission Cléopatre, a frenzied and hilarious adaptation of the René Goscinny & Albert Uderzo's comic strip by Alain Chabat from the
French group of comedians Les Nuls.

The Cinéclub is free for Alliance Française Premium Members.


Wednesday 28 March – 5-7pm
Admission free 

During this workshop, you will discover how short films can help improve your students skills in the French language. This medium is easy to find, easy to use in a class format and is sure to captivate your students, use it without moderation! A selection of short films will be presented along with their educational use.

The workshop will be led by Bérengère Langlois, Director of Courses at the Alliance Française Dublin.

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