The National Centre for Franco-Irish Studies (henceforth NCFIS) was established in 2003. Based in IT Tallaght, it was officially designated an Institute Research Centre in June 2006.


New book co-edited by Máirtin Mac Con Iomaire and Eamon Maher launched at 2nd Dublin Gastronomy Symposium

Dr. Joe Hegarty, Dr. Eamon Maher Dr Mairtin Mac Con Iomaire and Professor Brian Norton. Eamon


11th annual conference of AFIS

Université de La Rochelle (21-23 May, 2015): "Travel in France and Ireland: Tourism, Sport and Culture/Le Voyage en France et en Irlande : Tourisme, Sport et Culture."

Call for Papers

The aims and objectives of the NCFIS are broadly the following:

  • The NCFIS will seek to create an environment in which research into the cultural, literary, commercial, philosophical and historical links between Ireland and France can be examined in a scientific and rigorous manner.
  • It will provide a space where emerging scholars can congregate to develop research areas that are germane to the Centre’s mission.
  • It will seek to provide a model of excellence in the area of Franco-Irish relations to the benefit of all interested parties.
  • While continuing to value traditional scholarship in terms of publications, it will also explore viable commercial opportunities as they present themselves.
  • It will develop research networks between third level institutions in France and Ireland.
  • It will lobby government bodies in France and Ireland to secure financial support to continue its current level of activity and to branch into new areas.

Sarah Balen - 5th PhD graduate from the NCFIS 

Sarah Balen & Eamon Maher at ITT Dublin Conferring Ceremony 2014
Sarah Balen is conferred with a Doctorate in Philosophy for her thesis: A City Rooted out of Time: A Rhizomatic Analaysis of Woman and the City in the Poetry of Charles Baudelaire, T. S. Eliot, Fernando Pessoa and Peter Sirr. 



Eamon Maher, Director NCFIS at ITT DublinDr. Eamon Maher,
Director NCFIS
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