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Brush up your holiday French

2017-11-13T16:15:31+00:00 October 5th, 2013|

Alliance Française de Waterford can get your French up to speed before you go on your French holiday this year. Additional classes are being held in May, depending on response, which will cater for persons with a basic knowledge of French and also for those with intermediate experience. The classes will have an emphasis on oral [...]

Franco-Irish literary Festival 2011

2016-05-09T10:24:35+00:00 October 5th, 2013|

The twelfth edition of the Franco-Irish Literary Festival is now fast approaching. Writers from France and Ireland but also United Kingdom, Germany & Québec will reflect on the theme Generations during panel discussions, interviews, readings and our now famous Sunday literary brunch! Books by the writers are now on sale at International Books, 18 South [...]

Exchange visit with Saint-Herblain, France

2017-11-13T16:15:32+00:00 October 5th, 2013|

Waterford and South Tipperary Community Youth Service in association with Waterford and Saint-Herblain town twinning committees are now accepting applications from individuals resident within Waterford City to participate in an exchange visit to Saint-Herblain, France, with 8 young people between the ages of 16-20 years (4 females +4 males). The theme of the exchanges is [...]

Cork French Film Festival

2017-11-13T16:15:32+00:00 October 5th, 2013|

On this essential diary date for cinephiles, Alliance Française de Cork will roll out a red carpet for the 22nd Cork French Film Festival. Paul Callanan, Artistic Director, is pursuing his quest in bringing to Cork, yet again, a host of French stars and a rich and innovative programme of films to inspire the imagination. [...]

Waterford connection to chambre d’hote

2017-11-13T16:15:32+00:00 February 10th, 2013|

Former Waterford Alliance member well known restaurateur Martin Dwyer has been writing an eclectic blog for some years. Martin and his wife Sile have taken the ultimate leap of faith and relocated to a small village in the Languedoc region of France, where they have set up a chambre d'hôte (Bed and Breakfast) in an [...]

Twenty third Cork French Film Festival

2017-11-13T16:15:33+00:00 February 25th, 2011|

Twenty third Cork French Film Festival 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 [...]

Un petit séjour, Paris 2010

2016-05-09T10:24:35+00:00 February 24th, 2011|

Grâce à une bourse qu’on m’avait accordée, j’ai eu le grand plaisir de passer le mois de juillet à Paris. Nous étions 5 boursiers qui logions dans le Centre Culturel Irlandais, un ancien séminaire qui abritait les prêtres irlandais et polonais. De nos jours il s’agit d’un espace calme, accueillant, et magnifique, en plein coeur [...]

Pétanque comes to Waterford

2017-11-13T16:15:33+00:00 February 12th, 2011|

Waterford City Council have developed a piste or boules court as a recognition of the City's French connections and as a contribution to cultural diversity and also as part of its on-going commitment to the development of recreational opportunities for all of its citizens. Visit YouTube for a taste of the rules. Log on to [...]

Let’s French… Again!

2016-05-09T10:24:35+00:00 February 10th, 2011|

This spring, “Let's French... Again!” Festival invites everyone to plunge into a bubble of French atmosphere right in the heart of Waterford City. Come and enjoy a sample of la culture française: photographs, music, cinema, literature, food... and of course, wine! “Let's French... Again!” is a unique celebration of Irish and French cultural links in [...]