Past Events 2013

  • Update on French European Policy: A Franco-Irish Conversation

    Speakers: Pierre Lequiller is the Vice-Chair of the Committee on European Affairs in the French National Assembly.
    His Irish interlocutor for this seminar is Paul Gillespie, a columnist and former Foreign Editor of The Irish Times who conducts academic research on European political identities at UCD’s School of Politics and International Relations. This event is the first in a series of ‘Franco-Irish Conversations’ which the French Embassy in Ireland will co-organize with a range of partners.

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  • The 2013 Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival

    The French Embassy in Ireland and the Irish Film Institute are delighted to announce the 14th French Film Festival, which will take place from 20th November to 1st December 2013 at the IFI. The programme includes 21 Irish premieres and many standout films from this year’s Cannes film festival. Among the special guests we will welcome director Arnaud Desplechin for the screening of his latest work Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian), and a retrospective of his films. Actress Emmanuelle Devos will also be in attendance with director Jérôme Bonnell. In addition, Nicolas Philibert will present the compelling documentary La Maison de la Radio.

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  • Exhibition: "1689 - 2013, The Irish & France: Three Centuries of military relations"

    ADMISSION FREE. The French Embassy in Ireland is delighted to present "1689 - 2013, The Irish France: Three Centuries of military relations", an exhibition produced by the Musée de l’Armée (Army Museum, Paris). After its showing in Dublin and Castlebar, the exhibition will be on display in Cork at the Military Museum, Collins Barracks from 15 October, during Cork Rebel Week, until December 2013.
    )]. This exhibition shows Irish and French military cooperation since the 17th century. From the "Wild Geese" to the First World War to Samuel Beckett’s time in the French resistance, the exhibition retraces the history of the close relations between the Irish and France.

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  • Exhibition: "De Gaulle: A Quiet Holiday"

    ADMISSION FREE. The exhibition presents a series of photographs from the Kennelly Archive of Charles De Gaulle’s visit to Ireland after he left power in May 1969. "De Gaulle: A Quiet Holiday" is presented by the French Embassy in Ireland in association with the Irish presidency of the Council of the EU and within The Gathering Ireland 2013. The original exhibition was conceived by Isabelle Galy-Aché and produced by the Irish Cultural Centre in Paris with the support of the Fondation Charles de Gaulle, the Ireland Fund of France and the Kennelly Archive.

    This exhibition presents images from the Kennelly Archive of the events of May 1969, as well as the history of the McCartan family from which De Gaulle is descended.

    - The exhibition will be officially opened by Lucinda Creighton T.D., Minister of State for European Affairs, Barbara Nolan, Head of the European Commission Representation in Ireland and Emmanuelle d’Achon, Ambassador of France to Ireland.

    Exhibition: "Charles de Gaulle: A Quiet Holiday"

    27 May - 21 June 2013
    European Public Space, European Union House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
    Info: – 01 708 8308 -
    Presented by the French Embassy in Ireland
    Curated: Isabelle Galy-Aché
    With the support of: Irish Cultural Centre in Paris, Kennelly Archive, Fondation Charles de Gaulle, Ireland Fund of France and the European Commission Representation in Ireland. }

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  • Exhibition: "Analysing Cubism" at IMMA

    20 February – 26 May 2013. ADMISSION FREE. Analysing Cubism} explores the early decades of Cubism and features the work of such celebrated Cubist artists as Albert Gleizes, Evie Hone and Mainie Jellett. It looks at the work of a number of pioneering Irish artists who travelled to France and further afield to study modern art. This exhibition is presented as part of Culture Connects, the programme of events celebrating Ireland’s Presidency of the European Union ...

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  • H Cup Final 2013: European Champions Village

    ADMISSION FREE. The European Champions Village, the fan park festival to celebrate the H Cup Final 2013, will be located in Merrion Square. Events starts at 12noon on Saturday May 18th. Enjoy live music from Keywest and The LOLS as well as Los Mokos from the Basque region of south-west France.

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  • Exhibition: French Orientalist Paintings

    ADMISSION FREE. An exhibition of French Orientalist paintings bequeathed by Sir Alfred Chester Beatty on loan from the National Gallery of Ireland. For the first time, a selection of thirty paintings that once belonged to Chester Beatty will be on display in the Chester Beatty Library. The paintings are among some ninety works presented by Beatty to the Irish nation in 1950, shortly after his move to Ireland from London.

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  • The 2013 Franco-Irish Literary Festival

    ADMISSION FREE. For its fourteenth year, the Franco-Irish Literary Festival is opening its doors to lovers of literature, in the cultural capital and UNESCO City of Literature, Dublin.
    Under the seal of the Irish presidency of the European Union, the 2013 festival is celebrating the cultural links uniting the nations of Europe: writers from all walks of life (from Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Northern Ireland and Romania), will do us the honour of taking part alongside many French and Irish authors. Writers in attendance: Dermot Bolger, Marie Darrieussecq, Christine Dwyer Hickey, Patrick Deville, Mia Gallagher, Philippe Djian, Anne Haverty, Gilles Ortlieb, ...

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  • Screening of "The Forgotten Genocide"

    The first documentary to look at the persecution of Sinti and Roma on a European scale. Drawing focus on the persecution of the Sinti and Roma communities across Europe in the lead up to and throughout the Second World War, the film also elucidates on important aspects of Roma history and culture that dispels some common misconceptions.

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  • Exhibition: "Becoming Independent" at the Royal Hibernian Academy

    ADMISSION FREE. Until 24 March 2013. As part of Ireland’s 2013 EU Presidency Cultural Programme the Cultural Service of the French Embassy and the Institut Français are proud to support the participation of artists Zineb Sedira & Amina Menia to this exhibition.Curated by Caroline Hancock, these artists create their individual installations to deal with the fragility of history and identity.

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