Brochure & Timetable   Cultural Centre
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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

Film Festival   Special Event   Debating Competition
Francophonie Film
Festival 2019
  Soirée Francophonie:
Buffet & Screenings
  Finale des
Joutes Oratoires 2019

5 - 28 March 2019
Admission free 

To celebrate French language and cultural diversity, from March 1st to April 12th the Festival de la Francophonie in Ireland, organised by the French Embassy, will showcase a series of cultural events involving music, literature, film and history along with talks, debates, screenings, concerts and contests.
The Alliance Française Dublin will be hosting many events including the Francophonie Film Festival with a selection of free screenings selected by participating Embassies: Belgium, Canada, Hungary, Poland, Georgia, Latvia, Morrocco and Argentina.

Full programme


Wednesday 20 March
Screening: "Wallay"
Free but ticketed:
International Buffet
Screening "Le Destin"
Free but ticketed:

As part of the
Festival de la Francophonie in Ireland 2019 and to mark the 20th of March, the annual day of celebration of the French language, Francophonie in Ireland is delighted to present at the Light House Cinema: 2 films, Berni Goldblat's Wallay and  Youssef Chahine's Le Destin, and an international buffet with culinary specialities from participating Embassies of the Francophonie Organisation.

Light House Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin 7


Friday 22 March – 6pm
Admission free 

This competition, open to students in secondary schools in Ireland, has been organised under the auspices of the Alliance Française Dublin since 1990 with a view to enhancing the students’ oral learning skills through a structured system of debates in the French language.

32 Irish schools have taken part in the debating competition since October 2018. The battle of wits will finally come to an end with the finalist teams Belvedere College and St. Michael's College competing on the motion « La parité est une idée utopique » on Friday 22 March in the French Library!

Children's Workshop   Special Event   Special Event
Native Scientist: Science
& Language Workshop
La Poésie à 2 mi-mots
Party 2019

Saturday 23 March – 11am
Admission free 

The Native Scientist workshops are back: a fantastic opportunity for kids who speak French at home, to learn about science while developing their language skills and meeting role models!
Children will have the opportunity to learn about Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Neuroscience and Physiotherapy, with 5 French-speaking senior researchers from Trinity College and University College Dublin.
Organised in partnership by Alliance Française Dublin and the French Embassy, coordinated by Dr Marie-Victoire Guillot-Sestier (Native Scientist coordinator, TCD), as part of the Festival de la Francophonie in Ireland.


Tuesday 26 March – 6.30pm-9pm
Admission free

Pop-in at the French Library and step into a photo booth for poetry! Adjust the stool, create a typo-poem and wait as it is printed for you. This is the Typomatic, a literary installation created in collaboration between members of the French performance art group ALIS and the interactive design studio Buzzing Light.

The poetry is based on the Poésie à 2 mi-mots technique invented by Pierre Fourny that plays with the shapes of letters: words are cut in two horizontally and reversed so that a new word emerges from the original word. Watch how it works here.

Other word-related workshops and games will be available during the evening.


29 March – From 6.30pm till late
Admission free

French Friday, Le Petit Journal Dublin and The Church are teaming up again in partnership with the French Embassy and Alliance Française Dublin to celebrate the Festival de la Francophonie in Ireland!

The evening will start softly  with an apéro and  quiz with numerous prizes to be won – including French courses, AF Memberships and bottles of wine!
The second part of the night will be one for your dancing shoes with a DJ set of French & International music.

The Church, Mary St & Jervis St, Dublin 1