‘Top Ten Actions to Take Control of Your Finances’

October 12, 2012

A talk by Susan Hayes, The Positive Economist”

presented by

Alliance Française de Cork and College of Business and Law, UCC

Wednesday 21st November 2012 @ 7.30pm

247, Block A, Food Science & Technology Building, UCC

Admission free – all welcome!

Finance has many connotations for people in Ireland today, but for many, this word acts as a constraint as opposed to a platform. Susan Hayes, “The Positive Economist” will invite all participants to look at their budgets – not just of their money, but of the time and effort in a different way.. with curiosity, innovation and ingenuity. (more…)

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS! 24th Cork French Film Festival

December 14, 2012

3rd – 10th March 2013 


If you are interested in cinema and have some free time…

Join 24th Cork French Film Festival volunteer team! (more…)

New Spring 2013 Classes in French and Irish

December 24, 2012

The New Spring Term at Alliance Francaise de Cork commences week of the 28th of January, 2013.

Enrolling for new term courses for Adults, and special term-long courses for 5th year, Leaving Cert, Junior Cert and Transition Year, and toddlers.

Look out also for our Oral Irish Course for Leaving Cert students, our new courses for Leaving Cert Irish for Adults, as well as Irish Conversational Course for Adults (perfect for parents or guardians with children of school-going age).

Remember ! Book with Alliance Française de Cork for best value French Courses, as selected by the Irish Times (24/11/2012 http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/magazine/2012/1124/1224326969318.html) .


Registration for DELF DALF January 2013

November 22, 2012

DELF DALF Examinations January 2013

Registration will continiue until 14 December, 2012

For details, please contact office 021 4310677


November 30, 2012


Vouchers are available from the office for upwards of €20euros (vouchers can be used towards course-fees, AF library subscriptions, course-books). A very popular and worthwhile gift for all (potential!) Francophiles.

Cork Chamber President sleeping rough on behalf of Focus Ireland

October 10, 2012

Friday 19 October 2012 Cork Chamber President, John Mullins will be sleeping rough in the Iveagh Gardens for the “Shine a Light” on homelessness campaign in Ireland.

Sponsor the President and support this great cause!

People do not realise that there are over 5,000 people homeless in Ireland today and that one in seven is a child. ‘Shine a Light Night’ is happening so that we can all play our part in helping Focus Ireland provide vital prevention services which help change people’s lives. (more…)

‘Les écritures’ by Françoise Rio

June 29, 2012

 4th – 26th October 2012

For this exhibition I drew inspiration from my sketches and research done throughout the years since my art studies – there are drawings of Brazil, Tahiti, India, Oxford … places where I used to live, as well as books and museums I researched …  Françoise Rio (more…)

Cartoons and Contemporary French Politics

October 2, 2012

A talk by Prof. Grace Neville

University College Cork

Wednesday 10th October 2012 at 6pm

At Alliance Française de Cork Gallery. Admission free – all welcome!

Talk held in English

This presentation will outline the central importance of ‘le neuvieme art': cartoons and cartooning , in contemporary France. The high level of (more…)

Cork Culture Night – 21st September 2012

August 23, 2012

Alliance  Française de Cork we will be open until 10pm.


Beneath Shadow and Reason, exhibition of paintings by Irish artist Derick Hegarty  

8pm  – a concert by JFF Orchestra conducted by Jackie Murphy. Classic and traditional repertoire.

The J.F.F. Orchestra has successfully completed its first year. The orchestra’s main aim is to give students of all abilities a platform to perform on, validating all their hard work. It also gives its members the facility to enjoy each other’s company through the medium of music. (more…)

Autumn Term 2012 – enrolling now!

August 23, 2012

Enrol on or before 8th September 2012 and avail of the early booking discount!

Autumn term courses for adults

Year-long French courses for  Junior Cert and Leaving Cert

Year-long Irish courses for Junior Cert, Transition Year and Leaving Cert

Year-long French courses for teenagers

Year-long French courses for children 


‘Beneath Shadow and Reason’ by Derick Hegarty

June 26, 2012

6th  – 29th September 2012

Derick Hegarty won AFCork exhibition prize at EXXIT, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design  Degree Exhibition 2012

My painting is not politically aware nor does it have a social conscience which is the expectation from much art today. Instead it is rather introspective. It takes elements from the physical world and brings it to a place of imagination and personal experience. Like the expressionists I seek to express emotion more so than physical reality. (more…)

A talk “Une certaine idée de la France?: The election literature of Sarkozy and Hollande”, by Prof. Grace Neville

March 16, 2012

To celebrate La Journée de la francophonie Alliance Française de Cork are delighted to present:

A talk “Une certaine idée de la France?: The election literature of Sarkozy and Hollande”, by Prof. Grace Neville, Vice-President for teaching and learning, UCC
Date: Wednesday 21st March 2012
Venue: Alliance Française de Cork, 36 Mary street, Cork (2nd floor)
Time : 7.00pm
Admission free all welcome
Talk held English

Open Day at Alliance Française de Cork

August 28, 2012

Saturday 8th September   – 10am – 3pm

Last day for early booking discount!

Visit our school

Check out our library  facility

Meet some of our teachers

Have your free level assessment

Enjoy some light refreshments

Try one of our short conversation classes for Basics level:

Class 1  with Anne  10.30 – 11am

Class 2 with Christelle  2 – 2.30pm

All welcome!

Irish Times select AF de Cork for best value French courses!

November 29, 2012

Check out the Irish Times Magazine Supplement of Saturday, the 24th of November, 2012 selecting                 Alliance Française de Cork for best value French courses!


Now enrolling for Spring 2013 – early booking rates available 021 4310677

Rusty Beginners 4-13 September 2012

August 30, 2012

Just a few remaining places on our Rusty Beginners class for next week. Whether you are taking a trip to France this September, or if you intend doing a longer programme in our autumn term, this popular course is an excellent way to help refresh your knowledge of French. Indeed, for students who may be considering a longer programme, this course  frequently enables candidates even to skip ahead at least one level beyond that of their original assessment, really removing the ‘rustiness’ factor! Call us for details 021 4310677.

Cine-concert – Passion of Joan of Arc

July 17, 2012


By Carl Th. Dreyer

With its stunning camerawork and striking compositions, Carl Dreyer’s ‘The Passion of Joan of Arc‘ convinced the world that movies could be art. 

Live score performed by Cork composer Irene Buckley, soprano Emma Nash and organist Rhoda Dullea

Date: 1st August 2012; Time: 8pm; Venue: Abbeystrewry Chruch, Skibbereen, Co.Cork

Screening is part of Skibbereen Arts Festival . The score was originally commissioned by 23rd Cork French Film Festival (more…)

Get a breath of French air at Alliance Française de Cork!

May 31, 2012


  • Month-long Summer Conversation Courses – a great way to brush up and get into holiday mood whether you’re planning a trip to France or enjoying a staycation:
  • Summer-long general courses for all levels
  • Intensives revision courses


John Minihan Photographs

May 8, 2012

Exhibition extended until Thursday 19th July 2012

Admission free- all welcome!

Video – John Minihan speaks about his life and work

The process of selection for an exhibition of Black and white photographs is very important, it’s the photographers role to edit and select the images in composition and content.  The picture isolated within the frame will have captions written at the bottom of the image signed and editioned by the artist.  It’s important to keep the viewer engaged, by making the show interesting.  I have always been interested in photography’s role in literature with my portrait of Samuel Beckett pictured (more…)

Celebrate le 14 juillet in Cork !

July 10, 2012

L’Atitude 51Wine Café, 1 Union Quay, se joint à L’Alliance Française de Cork pour fêter le 14 juillet, ce samedi à partir de 5 heures avec canapés gratuits jusqu’à 7 heures au bar de L’Atitude 51.

Pastis, Kir, Rosé et toute L’Atitude 51 liste de vins français disponibles au bar.

Menu spécial en soirée pour l’occasion: Bœuf Bourguignon; Bouillabaisse, salade de chèvre chaud et pour dessert un fraisier.

Un  quiz sera organisé avec comme cadeau : (more…)

Fête de la musique

June 18, 2012

Musical evening with Jeremie Legrand 

Music with a myriad of influences – from romantic French opera pieces, to Irish airs, to some reels and Jigs

 Thursday 21st June at 6pm

At the Alliance Française de Cork  Gallery

Admission free- all welcome!


The Forest – A Living Community

January 28, 2012

Exhibition produced by the GoodPlanet and supported by French Embassy in Ireland.

16th April  – 26th May 2012

Language: French

Forests are the milieu on earth with the highest number of forms of life and species. Forests play an essential role in water, carbon and oxygen cycles. They contribute to creating, enhancing and protecting soils. Hundreds of millions of people’s livelihoods depend on  forests. They are also the source of a large part of our medicines. (more…)

The Story of the Titanic

May 25, 2012

A talk by Dr Alicia St Leger

Thursday 31st May at 6pm At the Alliance Française de Cork Gallery

Talk will be followed by finger food and drinks reception to mark the end of Spring term 2012.

Dr. Alicia St. Leger will give an illustrated talk exploring the fascinating story of the White Star Line’s most famous ship – Titanic.  She will examine the background to the creation of the Titanic and her sister ships Olympic and Britannic, each of which was the largest ship in the world when built.   (more…)

Cork Lifelong Learning Festival

March 16, 2012

Cork Lifelong Learning Festival
Monday March 26 to Sunday 1 April
www.corkcity.ie/learningfestival – Tel 021 492 4596

As usual, it offers a huge variety of event across our city, highlighting all the opportunities there are for learning, whatever your age.

Events at AF Cork (more…)

Screening of Invente –moi un pays par Catalina Villar

March 16, 2012

To celebrate La Journée de la francophonie Alliance Française de Cork are delighted to present:

A screening of
Invente –moi un pays par Catalina Villar
France 2005
Synopsis: “The director asked children learning to live in exile in France to participate in making a short fiction film. The making of the film would become the material for a documentary. The cinema workshop is a place where these children can talk about their memories and become involved in all kinds of discussions about subjects like racism and religion.”
Date : Tuesday 20th March 2012
Venue: Alliance Française de Cork, 36 Mary street, Cork (2nd floor)
Time : 2.30pm
Admission free – all welcome

23rd Cork French Film Festival

February 11, 2012

4th – 11th March 2012

Alliance Française de Cork is delighted to roll out the red carpet for the 23rd edition of this exciting and much-loved French Film Festival. The Festival is an exceptional opportunity to experience cinema in a personal and close-up sense in the presence of such remarkable talent as our legendary star guest this year Pierre Étaix, Manuel Chantre together with a host of other multi-talented guests. We express our deep gratitude to main sponsor Bord Gáis Energy – a festival of this size and scale would not be possible without their invaluable support. – Nora Callanan, Festival Director.

For full programme log onto www.corkfrenchfilmfestival.com 

Venues: Gate Cinema, Triskel Christchurch, English Market, Ballymaloe, UCC

Festival office: Alliance Francaise de Cork, Enterprise House, 36 Mary street, Cork tel/fax 021 4310677,   e-mail: culture@alliancefrancaisecork.com

23rd CFFF presents- An Enchanting Evening at Ballymaloe you will not want to miss!

February 11, 2012

Friday 9th March 2012

Dinner followed by screening of silent film Seven Years of Bad Luck with live piano accompaniment by French composer and musician Paule Cornet.

Venue: Grain Store at Ballymaloe;  Door 6pm; Price: 60euro (or 15 euro for cine-concert only, at 8.30pm) Dress code: cocktail


23rd CFFF presents – English Market Screening and Supper

February 11, 2012

Celebrating  the 30th Anniversary of Cork  – Rennes Twinning

Tuesday 6th March at 7pm

Screening of Mr Hulot’s Holiday , followed by supper of Breton specialities  supplied by Farmgate Café and On the Pig’s Back

Venue: English Market; Price: €30

Tickets available from: Farmgate Café, On the Pig’s Back  and festival office at Alliance Franҫaise de Cork (more…)

23rd CFFF presents – The Passion of Joan of Arc

February 11, 2012


with live musical accompaniment by Cork composer Irene Buckley

Saturday 10th March 9pm at Triskel Christchurch

With its stunning camerawork and striking compositions, Carl Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc convinced the world that movies could be art.

Bookings at Triskel Christchurch


23rd CFFF presents – Bellville Rendez-Vous

February 11, 2012


An original stage adaptation of Sylvian Chomet’s Academy Award-nominated animation film

Friday 9th March 2012 at 9pm 

Bookings at Triskel Christchurch 

Inspired by the film, Belleville Rendez-vous tells the charming tale of Madame Souza’s fight to rescue Champion from the mysterious crooks that kidnapped him during the Tour de France. Joining forces with the ageing jazz trio Les Triplettes de Belleville, they hatch an ambitious plan to rescue him from his seeming state of peril. (more…)

23rd CFFF presents – Pierre Etaix retrospective

February 11, 2012


Pierre Étaix returns to the big screen

The celebrated ‘French Buster Keaton’ has finally won his battle over distribution rights to get his films shown again.

In the 1960s he was one of the kings of French comic cinema: a mild-mannered, Oscar-winning film-maker whose clownish japes and achingly funny films were known from Paris to New York and whose creative talent was hailed as genius by his counterparts.


23rd Cork French Film Festival – call for volunteers

February 1, 2012

4th – 11th March 2012

If you are interested in cinema and have some free time join 23rd Cork French Film Festival volunteer team!

Positions include but are not limited to: technical support, festival film production team, marketing, social media support, welcoming, ushering, and others.

Volunteers attend film screenings for free.

For more information contact Festival Office culture@alliancefrancaisecork.com

+353 (0)21 431 06 77

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