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Office opening hours
Monday-Friday: 9.30am to 6.30pm

Library opening hours
Monday: 4.30 - 7.30pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 12 - 7.30pm
Friday: 12 - 5pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 2pm

Bienvenue !
The Autumn Term starts on September 26th
Free assessments Monday 26, Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 September between 5 & 7pm

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Assessment   Library re-opening   School Holiday Programme
Free Placement Test
for the Winter Term
  The new French Library
is open!
Holiday Camps

7, 8, 9, & 14, 15, 16 November
From 5.00 to 7.00pm – Admission free

The Winter Term is open to both former and new students. General French courses, conversation courses, cultural workshops business French, and preparation for exams for adults, teenagers', children's and toddlers' courses 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 with the Alliance, you can enrol directly online.

The Timetable & Fees Brochure can be downloaded here.



(Re)Discover it on our 1st floor!
Admission free

The French Library is back! After a successful and well-deserved makeover during summer, we are now open again to the general public.

With a bright, redesigned and multiform space, digital tablets and all of our collections, the new Library will be a vital addition to the expansion of French culture in Ireland. Our digital portal, Culturethèque, is now up and running, ready to offer over 130, 000 French books, magazines, music, culture, tutorials and much more!
Our weekly and monthly workshops for toddlers, children and adults are waiting for you too!


Tuesday 1st to Friday 4 November – 10am - 2.30pm
€180 (18 hours including French lunch) 4-6 years old
 /  7-9 years old  

Learn and play in French: Arts & crafts, songs, games and much more spooky activities!The classes will be led by qualified and child-friendly French-native teachers.

Note that a lunch à la française is included in the price. Two groups are available: 4-6 years old and 7-9 years old.

All children are welcome, whatever their level of French! More information

Exhibition   Award   Exhibition opening
Alliance Française
Posters 2009-2016
  The AF wins "European Language Label"   "L'Odyssée"
by Lucile Boiron

Until  25 October
Admission free

This month's exhibition is a retrospective of Alliance Française posters designed between 2009 and 2016 by Vincent Lavergne, who has been the Alliance Française Director of courses for the last 12 years and recently appointed Director of Communication & Marketing.
Self-taught in illustration and graphic design he started working on the institute's visual identity in 2007, providing advertisement, websites, newsletters, brochures, flyers and posters for many different events in the AF's life: new terms, festivals, concerts, workshops, talks, tastings, screenings, fairs and more.

Look at a selection here. Posters (A2 format) can be purchased at Reception for €12 each.


Award goes to Toddlers' programme

We are extremely proud to be the recipient of the prestigious European Language Label, coordinated by the European Commission and managed in Ireland by Léargas, that rewards outstanding improvement in the quality of language teaching and learning. Our cutting-edge programme for toddlers "A Petits Pas" and its devoted teachers were celebrated during a public ceremony in Farmleigh on September 30th.

Jury comments: There is an excellent variety of attractive, age-appropriate activities, tasks and resources used including puppets, games, songs, dancing and arts-and-crafts projects... It is very clear that the needs of the toddlers and the expectations of the parents are being met"


Wednesday 26 October 6.30pm
Admission free  

Lucile Boiron studied Applied Arts before turning to photography as a natural step when she attended the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis-Lumière in Paris. In March of last year, Lucile Boiron began visiting the refugee camps where dozens of men and women would run aground daily after their long trek to a potentially better future.

At first incapable of taking the slightest photo, she tried to help appeasing the hunger, the thirst, the cold. After all, what insight could a person who had been born on the “right side” bring?
More information on L'Odyssée

Special Event   Screening   Screenings
AF Monthly Social
  French Film Club:
"L’Économie du couple"
  Short Shorts from Europe
Film Festival 2016

Thursday 27 October – 5.30-8.30pm
Admission free

The Alliance Francaise's AFterwork is back! This will be the first of a long series of special evenings in La Cocotte giving pride of place to French wine, cocktails and apéritifs.
Come enjoy live music from new Irish talent Emma O'Reilly and discover the atypical atmosphere created for the occasion in our Café-Restaurant.

French platters specially designed for the event will be available with gourmet nibbles and also drinks with glass of wine and wine cocktails!


Friday 28 October – Time tbc
€8.90 / €7 AF & IFI Members 

Our French Film Club screening this month Joachim Lafosse’s L’économie du couple (After love). After 15 years together, Marie (Bérénice Bejo) and Boris (Cédric Kahn) are calling it quits, but until they can resolve their separation agreement – most notably the division of their prize asset, the apartment they share with their young twin daughters – they're still living together. The latest feature from acclaimed Belgian director Joachim Lafosse is about the ties that bind us after love has gone.

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2


Monday 7 November 2016 – 6:30pm
Admission free –

The EUNIC Ireland cluster is pleased to invite you to the free screening of seven short films presented by the Alliance Francaise, the Austrian Embassy, the British Council, the Goethe-Institut, the Instituto Cervantes, AECID Spanish Agency for the International Cooperation and Development, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the Embassy of Romania and the Romanian Cultural Institute.. A Polish and an Irish short film will also be presented out of competition. Come and vote for your favourite film!
Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2