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Jouez ! Jouez !
France-Ireland: 120 Years of Rugby

  • From Friday 8 September to Sunday 29 October 2023
  • Admission free

Opening Friday 15 September from 6.30pm to 9pm, admission free
Drinks and Foodtruck in the courtyard - Burger Boss

Mon-Sun: 2pm-6pm
Wed: 2pm-8pm

On the occasion of the Rugby World Cup (held in France from 8 September to 28 October 2023), the Embassy of Ireland and the Centre Culturel Irlandais are celebrating the rugby relationship between France and Ireland. This exhibition in the CCI’s courtyard retraces 120 years of a vibrant, colourful history that has been transformed from the first twentieth century game in Dublin to the modern professional contests; it also showcases the experiences of Irish players and coaches who have contributed to French rugby. Curator Paul Rouse tells a fascinating story of a rivalry, that is also the story of a friendship and of cultural exchange uniting Ireland and France for twelve decades.