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

Exhibition   Special Event   Screening
Contacts: AF d'Irlande
  Alliance Française
Open Day 2017
Jacquot de Nantes

Until 11 October
Admission free

In 1974 the Irish Network of the Alliance Française was at its peak with a record number of centres and student registrations, and the establishment of the Délégation Générale in the prestigious premises of 1 Kildare Street.
As a sign of its vitality the network developed the magazine Contacts to presents what’s happening both in the Irish network of Alliances Françaises and in the Paris Alliance, diplomatic and economic works between France and Ireland, academic essays, cultural reviews, teaching aids, etc.
This exhibition centres around 4 types of imagery: original covers, cultural events, original illustrations and also vintage advertisements which were often tailor-made for the magazine by big names of yesterday and today, French and Irish alike.


Saturday 16 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 2017/2018. 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 refurbished Multimedia Library, find out about our various activities, watch our original children's show, get a free assessment of your level and needs in the French language, and then relax with a complimentary coffee and croissant in our French café La Cocotte! You could even win a flight to Paris!

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


Thursday 28 September – 7.30pm
€6 / Free for Premium Members

Save the date: the newly refurbished multiform space of the French Library now hosts a Cinéclub every last Thursday of the month!

Jacquot de Nantes is a biopic on French filmmaker Jacques Demy, author of cult musicals The Umbrellas of Cherbourg or The Young Girls of Rochefort, written and directed by his wife Agnès Varda – herself an amazing filmmaker nicknamed “the godmother of the French New Wave.

The Cinéclub is free for Alliance Française Premium Members among many other advantages! More on Memberships


Forum   Exhibition Launch   Tour
Creative & Digital City
  City Break - 2 Days
in Dublin
  Open House 2017 at
the Alliance Française

29 September & 1 October 2017
Admission free / More info

ConneXions is the 1st forum connecting French & Irish actors in culture, education & tech to allow them developing new partnerships, business opportunities & innovative projects. This two day free event will feature round table seminars, business meetings, a start-up market and a hackathon. A hackathon is a sprint-like event in which subject-matter-experts and local social actors collaborate intensively on a problem-solving project. Register now and you could win a €2,500 prize fund!

Organised within the framework of French Tech Dublin by the French Embassy and Business French in partnership with Dublin City Council, Institut Français and Richmond Barracks, with the support of the Alliance Française,, Failte Ireland, Local Enterprise Office, LinkedIn, Smart Dublin and The Digital Hub.

Richmond Barracks, Dublin 8


Thursday 12 October – 6.30pm
Admission free

French-born, Barcelona-based Gauvin Lape-toule is a self-taught photographer interested in urban photography, mainly architecture and street art. In one of his project series, he carries out "city breaks", photography trips lasting few days in European cities (Barcelona, Paris, Seville, Budapest, etc.).

In March 2017 he spent two days in Dublin and captured striking photos of the unique  atmosphere and the ever-changing charm of the capital. There he explored many photographic playgrounds mixing timeless designs with futuristic ones: the Liffey quays and bridges, Grand Canal Square, Trinity College Library, and of course the street art and nightlife of the Temple Bar area.

Exhibition launch in the presence of the photographer.


Saturday 14 October – 2.30pm, 3.15pm & 4pm  Admission free

Open House Dublin is Ireland’s largest architecture festival, inviting all citizens to explore their city with architectural tours provided by expert guides.

One of the jewel of Dublin city centre, the Alliance Francaise’s building, formerly the Kildare Club, was designed in 1858 and completed in 1861. Its architects, Benjamin Woodward and Thomas Newenham Deane, also designed the Museum Building at Trinity College Dublin. Their architecture was influenced by the writings of John Ruskin on the role of the craftsman and the social responsibility of public art. One of the most celebrated architectural elements of the building is the imaginative and skillfully carved animals that can be seen on the bases and capitals of the large external columns. The tour this year will also include the newly renovated French Library.