Christmas Party 14 December 2017

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 before Monday 11 December and the cost is €30.

The Menu:

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!

Change of date of Christmas Dinner and an Interesting Lecture

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.

Our AGM on 6 November 2017

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:

  1. Minutes of the last AGM
  2. President’s Report
  3. Treasurer’s Report
  4. Election of Officers
  5. 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.

New Date for talk on Anjou 25 October 2017

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!