About Us

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At French Notes, we take the hassle out of studying and teaching French in Irish secondary schools. Our knowledge and experience of the Irish Educational System is second-to-none so you are safe in the knowledge that in using our site, we are helping you to reach your goals.

We offer three main services to Junior Cert pupils, Leaving Cert Students and Teachers.

About Elizabeth Hayes-Lyne

Elizabeth is the Director of French Notes. She is a former state examiner and the author of Bonne Chance!, a Leaving Certificate Aural & Oral book published by Gill & Macmillan. Elizabeth lived in France for 10 years and now she lives and teaches in Limerick.

- First Class Honours degree in French Literature

- Winner of the College Medal from University of Limerick

- Contributor to Irish Times Exam Brief

- Registered member of the Teaching Council of Ireland

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Our Mission Statement

Here at Frenchnotes.ie, our mission statement speaks for itself; Making exam-focused French learning accessible to every student and teacher in Ireland. All our notes are written in a clear concise manner, and work in tandem with the exam papers, so that what you are studying is a true reflection of what comes up in both Junior and Leaving cert french exams.

With French Notes you will ...

French Material

Find material for Junior and Leaving Cert French exams

French Grammar

Improve your French grammar and vocabulary.

High Quality

Have access to high quality sample opinion pieces & essays

Informative Videos

Have access to professionally produced informative videos


Have access to our forum to chat to other students & teachers

Study Guides

Read useful study guides and exam tips



Ashley Flaherty, Galway

“I just want to say thank you very much for all your help this year. When I first got in contact with you, I was stressed and disheartened with French but since I’ve used French Notes, my confidence and French have improved so much. Liz is such a talented teacher and so helpful! ”

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Evelyne, Limerick

“As a leaving cert year student, I found french notes revision courses and weekly grinds extremely beneficial. Liz puts in so much effort for her students to achieve their best results. If you struggle with french, this is a great facility and I highly recommended this service!”

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Sadhbh Collins

“I always looked forward to going to Liz's classes even on the worst of days, because I knew that I’d come out in a better mood no matter what. If you are struggling & want the tools and guide to excel in French, I cannot recommend French Notes enough!”

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