July - August 2016

24 teams, 50 matches, 10 venues across France, millions of spectators... After one month of competition, the final is coming!

Don't miss the very last game on Sunday 10th July - FRANCE vs PORTUGAL

Will the French team win championship at home?
Place your bets!

Bastille Day in Dublin
July 14th

Join the French Friday to celebrate Bastille Day in Dublin!
On the programme of this two-day celebration : Live Music, French specialities, games... and even prizes to win.

This event is organised in partnership with the French Embassy.

Find out the event here : 

Free Entrance
July 13th from 5 pm
July 14th all day long

@The Church, Junction of Mary Street and Jervis Street, Dublin 1
EVA International Ireland's Biennial - Limerick

Until July 17th

For this 37th edition, the EVA International Ireland's Biennial coincides  with the century celebrations of the Easter Rising. Entitled Still (the) Barbarians, this twelve-week exhibition will investigate the post-colonial condition of Ireland as a turning point into arts representations. Koyo Kouoh, the curator, takes this time coincidence as an opportunity to engage artists into discussion about alienation, dispossession through the lens of subversion, transcendence and reappropriation aesthetics.

Since its creation in 1977, EVA Biennial has worked with over 2000 artists and has become a major public exhibition in Ireland.
This event is organised in partnership with the Cultural Service of the French Embassy.

Kilkenny Arts Festival
August 5th - 14th
Since its creation in 1974, Kilkenny Arts Festival has been the summer gathering place in Ireland for musicians, performers and writers.

This year France will be represented by the Footsbarn Theatre company. Well-known across the world for its unique universe blending visual theatre, masks, music and magic, the Footsbarn will offer two shows during the Festival.


Have you ever seen a three-headed Shakespeare or an audition of male Juliets?
The Footsbarn Theatre makes it possible with the show The Incomplete Works of Shakespeare.

More information and booking:

August 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th & 13th
ADMISSION: €28 / 25, Family ticket: €80

@Footsbarn tent at County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny
Get into a unique universe with Cuckoo's Nest show where the powerful narrative of Ken Kesey meets the mastery of puppetry and masks.

August 6th, 7th, 11th, 12th & 14th
ADMISSION: €28 / 25 Information and Booking HERE
@Footsbarn tent at County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny
This event is organised in partnership with the French Embassy.
Dublin Makers 2016: the European Summer Library
July 23rd

Part of the Festival of Curiosity*, this 5th edition of Dublin Makers is still based on a show and tell experience.
On this occasion get into the friendly atmosphere of the European Summer Library. It will be the perfect time to give your old books a second life, to create stories in an yet-unknown language or just read a book in a comfortable lounge space.

Don't forget to bring a book to take part in the readers' flash mob at 4pm!

This event is organised in partnership with the Alliance française in Dublin.

Saturday 23rd July
10 am - 6pm
@Merrion Square Park, Dublin 2.
French team goes to GAA World Games
August 7th - 14th
87 teams from 20 countries are to come in Dublin to compete for the Etihad Airways GAA World Games to be held next August.
Games of this week-long event will take place at the UCD's Belfield Campus, with finals being played at Croke Park.

France will be represented by a men team and a women team and will have to face, among others, South Africa, Germany, Oman and China.

To find more information about French Gaelic football players and support their participation to the Gaelic Games :
French Mayo Festival
A taste of France along the Wild Atlantic Way
August 25th - 28th
To celebrate the French arrival to County Mayo during the 1798 rebellion and much more, Ballina's street will get the French touch this August.

Music, theatre, exhibition, food... will be on the programme of this 1798 re-enactement for fun.

This event is organised in partnership with the French Embassy.

For further information, stay tuned to the Mayo North Facebook.
Launch of the Irish research alumni network

How to find a research partner in France? How to find support to sustain a research collaboration with France?
This is the idea behind the creation of the newly-launched  ‘France-Ireland Research Network’:
giving Irish researchers tips to help them maintain, develop and enrich collaboration with their French colleagues.

Find out more HERE.

Launch of the 2017 Ulysse Scheme
The 2017 Ulysses Call for Application is open!
If you are an Irish researcher looking to develop a research project with a French partner, this grant is for you!
Applications are open until the 16th September 2016.
Health sciences at the heart of Franco-Irish cooperation
The Embassy was happy to accompany RCSI and Montpellier signing an agreement reinforcing possible avenues for further cooperation and to present Prof. Brian Harvey with the Academic Palms decoration.

Read more about this special day

Discover France
Les Arts florissants - William Christie

August 20th - 27th
William Christie is a famous harpsichordist and conductor passionate about gardens. 

He puts the baroque at the core of the festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie, making then the link between music  and the old house he is renovating at Thiré in Vendée.

Each day of the festival invites to a new musical promenade led by young artists from the Arts Florissants Academy based in Caen and the Julliard School of Music based in New York.

Find out further information HERE
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