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Our next Term will start June 4th
Booking open for Children & Teenagers' Summer Camps

French Courses   Screening/Competition   Concert
French Summer
  IFI French Film Club:
La Douleur
  Alliance Française Choir
Annual Recital

Starting from June 4th, 1, 2, 8 week programmes all Summer! 
Free placement test every Mon, Tue, Wed between 5 & 7pm from May 13th

Get the kids out of bed this summer with the Alliance Française's French Summer Camps for children and teenagers! We are open all summer long from the beginning of June until the end of August with programmes available every week or every two weeks! Learn and have fun with the experts.
General French courses, conversation courses, refresher's classes, specialised workshops, intensive programmes will be available for adults of any level morning and evening times for 2 terms of 8  weeks in June-July and then August-September.

Information, Timetable & Booking


Monday 27 May – 6.10pm
€9.90 / €7.80
AF & IFI Members

In 1944, Marguerite Duras (Mélanie Thierry) and her husband, writer Robert Antelme, are Resistance members in Nazi-occupied Paris. When he is deported by the Gestapo, she becomes friendly with French collaborator Rabier (Benoît Magimel) to gain information at considerable risk to her underground cell.

Through subtly expressionistic images and voiceover passages from Duras' writing, Emmanuel Finkiel's adaptation of La Douleur evokes the inner world of one of the 20th century's most revolutionary writers.

As always, Alliance Française Members get a 20% discount and free tickets on our Twitter!

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2


Tuesday 28 May – 8pm
Admission free 

The Choir of the Alliance Française invites you to celebrate the end  of Term at its  special Summer Concert at The French Library.
From Brassens to Saint-Saëns, Brahms to Trenet,  this will be a musical celebration of nature and love. The show is free and open to all!
The members of the Choir meet every Wednesday lunch time from September to May  to practise under the watchful eye and tuneful ear of Lucie O’Flynn. The choir is constantly looking for new members so, if you have an interest in music, come along and join the fun!

This year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the AF Choir which was created in 2009 by AF Director, Claire Bourgeois.

Photography Festival   Talk   Screening / Competition
PhotoIreland Festival:
The Invention of Memory
  An evening with
Dominique A
Les Valseuses

Until 29 May

This year will see the 10th edition of PhotoIreland Festival bringing an ambitious programme to Dublin running from May to July.
Taking place in
Rathfarnham Castle, The Invention of Memory exhibition presents the works of Benedetta Casagrande, Clare Lyons, Yvette Monahan and, in collaboration with  the  Embassy of France and Alliance Française Dublin, French artist Lucie Khakhoutian.
The Franco-Armenian visual artist investigates her national, spiritual, and familial identity, questioning her current state of belonging, by exploring her family history and childhood memories.

Rathfarnham Castle, 153 Rathfarnham Rd, D14


Wednesday 29 May – 6.30pm
Admission free 

Starting as the quintessential independent singer/songwriter of the early 1990's Dominique A gained national and international recognition, critical acclaim and many prestigious awards over the past 20 years. He has collaborated with many artists such as Françoiz Breut, Jeanne Balibar, Jane Birkin, and Étienne Daho, and has influenced many others. His movement away from the constraints of chanson paved the way for a whole new generation of musicians and showed how it was possible to use the French language in the alternative pop/rock genre. Albums such as  La Fossette (1992) and La mémoire neuve (1995) are today regarded as classics.
Organised by AMOPA Irlande (Association des Membres de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques) in partnership with Alliance Française Dublin and with the support of the French Embassy.


Thursday 30 May – 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 the 1974 road/buddy movie Les Valseuses starring Miou-Miou, Gérard Depardieu and Patrick Dewaere. Although it has become a much quoted cult classic, Bertrand Blier's comedy Les Valseuses ("testicles" in French slang) is still one the most controversial films in French history. Due to its language and graphic content, the screening is strictly over 18.

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

Library's Social Game   Talk   Screening
The French Library's
Escape Game
  Centre Culturel Irlandais:
An Irish Touch in Paris
  Morning Screening:
Le Grand Méchant Renard

Friday 31 May – 5.30pm
Admission free

Have you ever tried an "escape game"? Inspired by video games, this physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles to get out of a room has become one of the most popular social activities in America and Europe.

The French Library's staff desperately needs your help to lift the curse of a ghost that has been haunting the place! You will have 60 minutes to solve puzzles in French using clues and hints left by the ghost!

Register quickly, the game is limited to 7 participants! Events for adults with a good level of French.


Tuesday 11 June – 6.30pm
Admission free

Director of the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris since 2013, Nora Hickey M’Sichili will present the centre and its role in promoting Irish arts on an international stage. She will look at how one goes about presenting Ireland’s rich arts scene to a French audience, who that intended audience is and how the Centre enhance Franco-Irish relations. Nora will also dwell on the origins of the 18th century home in what was one of the most important Irish Colleges in Europe.

Nora Hickey M’Sichili was previously Director of Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray, as well as holding curatorial positions in both the Lewis Glucksman Gallery on UCC campus and the Hunt Museum in Limerick. She has also worked independently as a creative producer and curator of a number of ambitious music and arts projects.


Saturday 15 June – from 11am
Admission free – No booking

The French Library's "Morning screenings" are informal, walk-in screenings of family short films. It's free of charge and no booking is required. Hop on and off as you please!

For last Saturday session before the Summer break, The French Library is delighted to present the soon-to-be classic The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales. For his latest movie, Benjamin Renner made the adaptation of his own comic book "Le grand méchant renard" using the same 2D hand-drawn sketchy animation process he used while co-directing the children's favourite Ernest & Célestine.

The film holds a whopping 96% score on Rotten Tomatoes that stated: The Big Bad Fox and  uses its simple, classic animation style to tell a series of equally undemanding yet utterly beguiling stories the whole family can enjoy.