The Christmas Party has been set for 14th December starting at 7.30 in the bar of the Club House Hotel for an aperitif and then up to the elegant Dining Room for our sumptuous meal. Please book with us at firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday 11 December and the cost is €30.
Cultural Events at the Alliance Française
Aperitif au bar
Roasted Butternut Squash
Crumbled Goats Cheese and Shredded Chicken Salad Tossed with Pine Nuts in a Tangy Lemon Dressing
Winter Vegetable Broth
With Crunchy Croutons
Seared Tiger Prawns in a Garlic and Lemon
Butter with Crispy Avacado Crostini
“Carved as you Like it’’
Prime Roast rib of Beef
Festive Roast Turkey,
Rosemary & Orange Stuffing
Cider Glazed Callan Ham
Seasonal Fresh Vegetables & Potatoes
Gourmet Salad Buffet
Yuletide Christmas Pudding
Served with Brandy & Nutmeg Sauce
Kirsch & Morelli Trifle with Madagascar Cream
Served with Amaretti Biscuits
Trio of Cramers Grove Ice Cream
In a Delecate Tuille Basket with a Duo of Exoctic Fruit Coulis
Thé ou Café
Not to be missed. Let us know if you are coming!
Just to give you a Heads Up that the date of our Christmas Party has been changed to Thursday 14th December (it was previously the following day) and we hope that it suits more of you to have it on the Thursday night.
The other event may be of interest to you as a Francophile. Kilkenny Archaeological Society is delighted to confirm that Professor Keith Busby of University of Wisconsin- Madison will deliver his much talked about address to the society on
Wednesday 29th November at 8.00pm in Roth House
“From the Conspiracy of Mellifont to the Kyteler Trial:
Two Centuries of French in Medieval Ireland”.
The talk will consider the use of French as a language of interpersonal communication, literature, and monumental inscriptions in multilingual Ireland from the foundation of Mellifont (1142) until the mid-fourteenth century, ending with a brief consideration of the Statutes of Kilkenny (1366). It will stress the role of Kilkenny in Francophone culture of the period.
Dr. Keith Busby is Douglas Kelly Professor of Medieval French Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds degrees in French and Mediaeval Studies from Magdalen College, Oxford and the University of York. His publications include Gauvain in Old French Literature (1980), a translation of the Lais of Marie de France (with Glyn Burgess, 1986), an edition of the Perceval of Chretien de Troyes (1993), Codex and Context (2002), and French in Medieval Ireland, Ireland in Medieval French (2017).
He is currently editing the French language works of Jofroi de Waterford (c. 1300), and is contemplating a new edition of The Statutes of Kilkenny.
The event is open to members (of Kilkenny Archaeological Society) and non-members alike and is sure to be of more than usual interest to those mindful of Kilkenny’s early status and society.
The Academie Francaise (the “immortals” who are tasked with preserving the language) have come down against the use of inclusive language in French. You can read about it here:
The Annual General Meeting of the Alliance Française in Kilkenny takes place in the Club House Hotel, Patrick Street Kilkenny on Monday 6th November 2017 at 8.30pm. This is an important event for all members of the Alliance Française and we encourage you all to attend.
It is important to note that to vote or be elected you must be a registered member of the Alliance Française de Kilkenny but if you have not yet joined you can pay your €10 on the night.
The Agenda for the AGM is as follows:
- Minutes of the last AGM
- President’s Report
- Treasurer’s Report
- Election of Officers
- Any other business
This year we will have the presence of Thierry Lagnau new Directeur Géneral of the Alliance Française de Dublin (and for all of Ireland) as our guest at the meeting.
Finally after the meeting finger food and some wine will be served and we can meet, mingle and converse.
So let’s hope we see you at the AGM at 8.30 on 6th November.
The talk on Anjou had to be postponed because of Ex-Hurricane Ophelia but it will now take place on Wednesday 25th October 2017 at 8.30pm in the Club House Hotel. Come and discover the sights, history and tastes of this wonderful region.
It promises to be a really interesting and pleasant night!