Best Holiday Spots in France – City Breaks [part 2 of 5]

June 20, 2016

Bordeaux FranceIf asked to name a city in France, most people would mention Paris….

…but what about the rest of France?

…cities that have enormous riches to offer to those who love architecture, culture, shopping and everything else that can only be experienced in a city.

With this in mind we have compiled a list of 5 suggestions for your next city-break in France.

Read and discover a different place for your next trip. read more…

Best Holiday Spots in France – the Seaside [part 1 of 5]

June 9, 2016

Iles LavezziAre you staring at your computer screen and….

…instead of writing a report, secretly dreaming about a white sandy beach somewhere warm, where you absolutely need your sunglasses, a long flowy dress and a magnificent straw hat…?

Here are five French destinations which will perfectly fit your dreams, especially, if you are planning to make them a reality…

read more…

Fête de la musique

June 8, 2016

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A free musical evening with ‘Soupe du jour’

Venue: Alliance Française de Cork Galerie

Date: Tuesday 21st June 2016

Time: 7pm

Every year on 21st June France celebrates music in all its forms by organising free concerts in various locations. read more…

Lille – Shopping, Going Out and Celebrating [Part 2 of 2]

April 21, 2016

Lille - braderie 2Any nice place for shopping?

Of course, like any other big cities, Lille is perfect for shopping.

The city centre is full of famous brands and shopping centres.

Street of Bethune and a shopping centre of Euralille is the place to be if you love shopping.

But don’t forget about theVieux Lillearea, the shops there are quite expensive but you can also find some cute little boutiques.  read more…

Full Circle

April 20, 2016

D_Browne_4An exhibition by Cork artist

Dermot Browne 

19th May – 15th July 2016

Full Circle reviews Browne’s paintings spanning almost 20 years since his first solo exhibition at the A.F. in Cork.

Browne’s earlier interest in painterly figuration passed through a long period of interest in modernist abstraction, read more…

Irish Émigrés in France in the 18th century: Irish Colleges and ‘Wild Geese’

April 20, 2016

The_Battle_of_FontenoyA talk by Diarmaid Ó Catháin

Venue: Alliance Française de Cork Galerie

Date: Wednesday 4th May 2016

Time: 6.30pm

Diarmaid Ó Catháin has been interested for many years in the ‘Wild Geese’ – the Irish émigrés in continental Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries.  The Irish connection with France was particularly read more…

Lille – a Bustling City in the North of France [Part 1 of 2]

April 14, 2016

Lille city centre 3As a young girl from the North of France, I had always heard about Lille as being the perfect city for students as it is big, full of life and keeps you busy.

So when I moved there last September, I was glad to discover that what I’d heard was true.

What are the nicest places in the city?

Usually, when I go to a new city, I first walk around to discover the nicest areas.

Lille is huge, as it is the capital of the North region, and is full of interesting places. read more…

Irish Writers and Eternal France

April 13, 2016

Thomas McCarthy talk 'Irish Writers and Eternal FranceHow Irish writers responded during the Occupation, 1940

A talk by Thomas McCarthy, poet

Venue: Alliance Française de Cork Galerie

Date: Wednesday 25th May 2016

Time: 6.30pm

At the outbreak of the Second World War Ireland declared her Neutrality, but Irish writers and intellectuals read more…

Cork Lifelong Learning Festival 2016

March 29, 2016

217424_465355100198103_1162480163_nMonday 11th April – Sunday 17th April 2016

AFCork are proud to take part yet again this year in Cork’s Lifelong Learning Festival, which promotes and celebrates learning of all kinds, across all ages, interests and abilities. The festival’s motto is Investigate, Participate, Celebrate, and the public can do so by watching demonstrations, trying out skills, and seeing others, from the young to the old, show off what they are learning.

Events at Alliance Française de Cork  (admission free, all welcome): read more…

Culinary Journey with Le Cordon Bleu

February 22, 2016

cordeunbleuA photographic exhibition by Le Cordon Bleu

23 February – 31 March 2016

Part of 27th Cork French Film Festival

Just like the 27th Edition of Cork French Film Festival, that comes bursting with French creative flair and talent, Le Cordon Bleu also shares this passion to foster French culture. read more…

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