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

Special Event   Children's Show   Special Event
Alliance Française
Open Day 2019
  "Poulette Crevette"
at AF Open Day
  Culture Night 2019
with a French twist

Saturday 14 September 11am- 5pm  Admission free No Booking

We are organising an Open Day to give you the opportunity to meet our staff and learn about our courses and events for 2019/2020. It may be just the thing you’re looking for to kick-start your French, so don’t be shy!

Visit our listed building and our state-of-the-art Multimedia Library, find out about the various activities at the Alliance Française – French courses, specialised tuition, workshops, diplomas, cultural events, memberships and more – get a free assessment of your level and needs in the French language, and then relax with a complimentary coffee and croissant in our new French Café! There will be free goodies for grab and competitions to win French courses and Memberships!

We also have a very special free Children's Show Poulette Crevette for the whole family (see right).


Saturday 14 September (Open Day)
Show at 12pm / Workshop at 2pm
Admission free – No Booking

Poulette Crevette,  presented by theatre company La Baleine Cargo, tells the story of a little chick who isn’t like the others - it doesn’t speak! Its mother hen is worried and the whole farmyard is in turmoil...

Adapted from the eponymous children’s book written by French children’s author Francoise Guillaumond, this musical play is both witty and tender, off-beat and full of humour, and deals with difference and tolerance.

With the backdrop of a chicken coop set, 2 musical theatre actresses welcome the children and lead them on a dynamic vocal and musical journey that was conceived following a number of creative residencies at various cultural centres and children’s organisations. Toddlers, children, teenagers and their parents are welcome!

Friday 20 September from 6pm Admission free No Booking

From 6pm to 8pm: Multimedia Treasure Hunt at The French Library! Bring your team (all ages welcome) and look around the library to find the treasure! Goodies to be won for the finishers, and a special Premium Membership for the winner of the raffle! The hunt is suitable for non-French speakers.

From 8pm to 10pm: Now a highlight of Culture Night, our festive live concert will this year give the floor to the French Band Beretta ChiC! The music "made in Beretta" is Twist and Rock, the atmosphere is offbeat and burlesque. A concert that is sure to be lively, unpretentious and very entertaining!

Throughout the evening: Our brand new restaurantwill 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 on sale!

Children's Workshop   Special Event   Running Event
Meet Laurent Audouin
& Geoffroy de Pennart
  European Day of  Languages
Pratchett Translated
  Rathfarnham 5K Run
Join the AF Team!
Saturday 21 September – 11am Admission free

Geoffroy de Pennart and Laurent Audouin, renowned children’s book author-illustrators, are looking forward to coming to Dublin in order to present their work to children 7-12 years old and passing on their passion for writing, reading and drawing.

There will be two parts to their presentation: A projection with commentary of their joint exhibition, during which children will be able to ask questions and participate. This will be followed by a hands-on pen and ink workshop where the children will be able to use the drawing techniques discovered during the first part of the session, to produce their very own illustration.

Booking is essential as places are limited!

Thursday 26 September from 6pm Admission free

In celebration of the European Day of Languages, join us for an exploration of how comic fantasy author, Terry Pratchett's famous Discworld novels are translated.
We will be joined by many of Pratchett's translators, to discuss how each one of them tackled the same challenges in their own languages: French (Patrick Couton), German (Andreas Brandhorst), Greek (Anna Papastaurou), Hungarian (Anikó Sohár), Italian (Pier Francesco Paolini), Polish (Piotr W. Cholewa) and Spanish (Albert Solé, Martínez Roca).
This event, organised by EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) and Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, and generously supported by ESSE (European Society for the Study of English).

Examinations Hall, Trinity College Dublin

Friday 29 September from 6pm
Get a 25% discount 

Wear the Alliance Française Dublin (AFD) colours at the Rathfarnham 5K Run! Whether you are a student, a member or just a supporter, you  can join the AFD Team and get 25% off the registration fee!
The Rathfarnham 5K Run has been run around the streets of Ratharnham, and Terenure on the last Sunday in September every year since 1998. It is a very popular 5k and because it takes place on a very fast course, it is favoured by runners from all over the country in order to set a personal best time. This year's chosen charity for this year’s 5k is  Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.

There will be over €4,000 in prizes in this year’s Rathfarnham 5K Run and the highest ranked runner in the AFD Team will win prizes including free French courses, Premium Memberships and goodie bags!