Brochure & Timetable   Cultural Centre
For more information contact:
Christine Weld
(01) 638 14 41
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

Reading & Live Music   Special Event   Choir
"Sentez-vous livres"
with Alcaz
  Culture Night 2018 at the Alliance Française   Join the Alliance Française Dublin's Choir!

Thursday 20 September – 6pm
Admission free

Literature and music lovers are invited to an intimate evening of reading and live performance. Come along with your favourite book, pop your name into a hat, sit comfortably and enjoy...

The French folk/pop duo Alcaz will read passages selected by the audience and illustrate them with songs from their huge repertoire.

Audience participation is encouraged and If you wish, you can read your text yourself and share what it means to you.
The band will also play a festive set at Culture Night the following day.

Friday 21 September from 6pm Admission free

From 6pm to 8pm: Multimedia Treasure Hunt at The French Library! Lok around the library to find the treasure! Goodies to be won for the finishers, and a special Premium Membership for winner of the raffle! The hunt will be in English with a hint of French, and is suitable for non-speakers.
From 8pm to 10pm: Now a highlight of Culture Night our festive live concert will this year give the floor to the French folk/pop duo Alcaz from Marseilles.
Throughout the evening: 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 to taste some delicious French food!

Every Wednesday 12.45pm-2pm from 26 September
€40 for a full 8-week term / €5 per session

The Choir of the Alliance Francaise Dublin is looking for new members! This year the Choir is celebrating its 10th anniversary and you are cordially invited to join its ranks!

Each year participants work under the direction of professional teacher Lucie O'Flynn towards a Christmas Concert held in early December and a Summer Concert held in May.

The workshop is open to everyone, student or not, no matter their level, French speakers and non-speakers alike.

Screening / Competition   Screening / Competition   Exhibition
IFI French Film Club:
Faces Places
  An evening with Paul Lynch
Les Voyages Littéraires
  Street Art by

Tuesday 25 September – 6.30pm
€9.50 / €7.50 AF & IFI Members

The indefatigable Agnès Varda, octogenarian and treasure of world cinema, teams up with the mysterious street artist JR in the delightful Faces Places, an Oscar-nominated docu-travelogue that sees the irresistibly incongruent duo embark on a quest to honour the faces and places of rural France.
The screening is part of an exciting Agnès Varda Season celebrating the multi-faceted works of the pre-eminent filmmaker who recently won the  Honorary Academy Award.
As always, Alliance Française Members get a 20% discount and free tickets on our Twitter!

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2


Wednesday 26 September – 6.30pm
Admission free

With his latest novel Grace soon to be published in French, the Alliance Française is proud to host a bilingual event with Irish writer Paul Lynch.

Specialised in linking travel to literature, the French association Le Voyage Littéraire will take this opportunity to chair a literary conversation with one of the finest talents among the new generation of Irish writers, whose novels take a uniquely fresh look at Irish History.

Paul Lynch will be interviewed by Séverine Gillet, Director of the association Le Voyage Littéraire.

Until 2 October
Admission free

For the past 20 years, French Street Artist DACO has developed his own unique visual identity, which has matured from a classic style to WildStyle, a more complex lettering.

His work is mainly displayed on abandoned factories and Paris’ street walls, but he has also produced work in various countries around the world, including Taiwan, Switzerland, Spain, Chile and Sri Lanka.

Come and discover his latest project Graffaune, a series of graffiti composed of geometrical wild animals, specially created for the Alliance Française Cork and the Alliance Française Dublin.

Cinéclub / Competition   Exhibition   Services for Members
La Grande Vadrouille
  Roderic O’Conor
and the Moderns
Digital Library

Thursday  27 September – 7.40pm
€5 with a free glass of wine / Free for Premium Members  

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 a restored version of the 1966 French classic comedy film La Grande Vadrouille starring the legendary duo Bourvil / Louis de Funès under the direction of  Gérard Oury for the second time after the smash success of Le Corniaud. La Grande Vadrouille was the most successful French film in France for over 40 years, topping the box office with over 17million cinema admissions.

The Cinéclub is free for AF Premium Members. Win tickets on our Twitter!

 Until October 2018
€10 €15 

Enrol during our Open Day and you will get  complementary voucher for the Roderic O’Conor and the Moderns, Between Paris and Pont-Aven exhibition at the National Gallery of Ireland!

Don't miss this unique opportunity to see the works of one of the unsung masters of Irish painting, and one of Ireland's main contributors to the revolution in European Art in the late 19th century. This exhibition examines Roderic O'Conor's evolution from impressionism to his signature expressionist style, but also places his work side-by-side with that of the artists with whom he connected and collaborated while in France, including Van Gogh, Gauguin, Seguin, Befan, and Amiet.

National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin 2


French Culture 24/7 accessible anywhere in Ireland
Exclusive in Ireland to the Alliance Française and free for its Members

The revolutionary platform Culturethèque, developed by Institut Français, offers over 150,000 online documents in French including books, newspapers, magazines, graphic novels, music recordings, audiobooks, films, games, documentaries, academic articles, learning modules & tutorials for students, and there are dedicated sections for children and teenagers!
The portal is accessible in the French Library and anywhere from any digital device to all Members of Alliance Française Dublin. Get your Membership to enjoy Culturethèque and avail of many other advantages! Are you one of our students? If so you are already a Member! Simply collect your Membership card at the French Library and retrieve your access codes.