Alliance Française celebrates 80 years in Limerick

Michelle Daly-Hayes (AFL Treasurer), Jill Cousins (AFL President), Mayor Gerald Mitchell, Denny Hourigan (attendee) and Lorna Hodkinson (AFL Board Member).

A SPECIAL event held at The Commercial Bar on Catherine Street marked the 80th anniversary of Alliance Française Limerick.

Founded in 1944 under the name “Le Cercle Français” (The French Circle), the not-for-profit organisation has been promoting the French language and culture across the county.

It is one in a network of 843 alliances across 137 countries worldwide, and the oldest Alliance Française in Ireland.

The organisation currently offers French language classes to around 120 students of all ages and all levels in Limerick, taught by native French speakers.

The 80th anniversary celebrations featured a concert of French songs by international singer Eva Cendors.

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