Brochure & Timetable   Cultural Centre
For more information contact:
Françoise Brung
(01) 638 14 47
All events take place in the Alliance Française Dublin and are free of charge, unless otherwise stated

Welcome to our Cultural Centre

The Alliance Française in Dublin organises or sponsors many
events in connection with French Culture: concerts, exhibitions,
shows, screenings, plays, conferences, book launch, etc.
For our current exhibition please visit our
Gallery page

Special Event   Talk   Exhibition
The French Library
Book Bazaar
  "Terres d'Alliances"
Show on France Inter
  "City State"
by Sinéad Curran

4 July - 5 August
Monday-Friday 9.30am-6.30pm
Free of charge -
Donations welcome

Wish to find fresh reading material for the Summer? The library will be closed for a makeover but don’t panic! Our Book Bazaar will supply you with great books!

Pick the ones you prefer among novels, magazines, paperbacks, art hard-covers and collections, all available on a small donation of your choice, that will be used for the upkeep of the Library.

Bookstalls will be found in the entrance hall.


Saturdays & Sundays – 4- 5pm
Listen on FranceInter

Summer radio programme Terres d'Alliances on France Inter (radio & webcast) explores over the months of July and August the Fondation Alliance française network – including the Alliance Française de Dublin!

Follow Alexandre Héraud in his wanderings around the globe every Saturday & Sunday between 4 and 5pm (French time) until the end of the August. Two episodes will be dedicated to the Alliance Française Dublin on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August.


Admission free

City State addresses the social impact of urban living with a particular emphasis on themes stereotyping the role of the identity.

Sinéad Curran is a Dublin based visual artist working in photography, video and installations.

An interest in participatory practices, community engagements and sociological issues forms much of her practice, with themes that include the domestic, utopian, the public and private, real and imagined space.

Special Event   Screening   Special Event
Dublin Makers: European Summer Library   IFI French Film Club:
Valley of Love
  Alliance Française
Open Day 2016

Saturday 23 July – 10am - 6pm  Admission free

Unleash your inner inventor at our European pop-up library during the great Dublin Makers event! Come give a second life to old books, teach a new trick or two to your toddler and create a story in a brand new language… Or just have a relax and a read in the tastefully decorated and comfortable lounge space. Don't forget to bring a book and take part in our readers’ flash mob at 4pm! The European Summer Library initiative is a collaboration between the Libraries of the Alliance Française, Goethe Institut and Instituto Cervantes in Dublin.

Dublin Makers, Merrion Square Park, Dublin 2


Wednesday 17 August – 6.30pm
€8.90 / €7 AF & IFI Members

Valley of Love is a 2015 French film directed by Guillaume Nicloux, starring Gérard Depardieu and Isabelle Huppert. It tells the story of two famous actors who used to be a couple and had a son 25 years ago. They reunite after the son's death, and receive a letter asking them to visit five places at Death Valley, which will make the son reappear.

It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. The film won the César Award for Best Cinematography at the 41st César Awards.

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Dublin 2


Saturday 17 September 11am-5pm
Admission free

We are organising an Open Day to give you the opportunity to meet our staff and learn about our courses and events for 2016/2017. It may be just the thing you’re looking for to kick start your French, so don’t be shy!

Check out our book stand and find out about our various activities, then relax with a complimentary coffee and croissant in La Cocotte.

Toddlers, children, teens, parents and grandparents: whatever your age, we have something to offer you!