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Galway Area Convention 2020


Alcoholics Anonymous

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 45th Annual Convention of Galway Area

3rd, 4th and 5th January 2020


Theme: Courage to Change


Welcome to our convention in The Galway Bay Hotel
(GPS coordinates: 53.258155, -9.084312)

Google Map to Galway Bay Hotel

List of local B&B’s and other Hotels


All closed meetings are located on the Lower Level and are well signposted.

AA Conference approved literature is on sale in the Hotel Lobby throughout the convention.

The Leather Lounge is available for Singsongs on Friday and Saturday Night.

Cruinneachai as Gaeilge ar feadh an deireadh seachtaine & Spotkanie Grupy W Jezyku Polskim

I am responsible . . when anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there. And for that: I am responsible.


PUBLIC NOTICE:

Members of the public who have an interest in Alcoholics Anonymous and our fellowship are invited to the OPEN PUBLIC MEETING on Friday evening at 20:00pm in the Lettermore Room. The meeting will end at 21:30pm. All other meetings are Closed Meetings meaning that you may only attend if you satisfy our 3rd tradition which is “that you have a desire to stop drinking”. These closed meetings are  attended only by members of our fellowship, who ask for respect of their anonymity. We would request that you would respect this in your attendance at the convention and thank you for your consideration of this. Types of AA Meetings

The principle of anonymity is a basic tenet of our fellowship. Those who are reluctant to seek our help may overcome their fear if they are confident that anonymity acts as a restraint on our members, reminding us that we are a program of principles, not personalities. 12 Traditions in Long Form


Thursday 2nd January 

20:30 – Early Bird Meeting in the Lettermore

FRIDAY 3rd January 
Inisturk
14:30 – Todays Reflection
15:30 – Complacency
16:30 – Tradition Meeting (1 & 2)
17:30 – Fear, Faith and Fellowship
18:30 – Tradition Meeting (3)
22:30 – Peaceful Regrets for Harms Done
23:30 – Trusting our Intuition
12:30 – Daily Inventory

Inishmaan Suite
14:00 – Rock-bottom (Step 1)
15:00 – All We Have is Now
16:00 – Tolerance
17:00 – Keep Coming Back
18:00 – Insanity (Steps 2 & 3)
22:00 – Step 4
23:00 – Cruinniu as Gaelige
12:00 – Unselfishness

Lettermore Ballroom
20:00 – Formal Opening of our Convention – Public Open Meeting

Ballyvaughan Suite
22:30 – Disco


Saturday 4th January 

Inisturk
10:30 – God Consciousness
11:30 – Rage, Resentment and Recovery
12:30 – Dr Bob’s Nightmare
13:30 – Tradition Meeting (5 & 6)
14:30 – Humility
15:30 – We Wil Know Peace
16:30 – Three Pertinent Ideas
17:30 – Tradition Meeting (7 & 8)
18:30 – Happy Joyous and Free
19:30 – Tradition Meeting (9 & 10)
20:30 – Polish Meeting
21:30 – Tradition Meeting (11 & 12)
22:30 – Came to Believe
23:30 – Channel of Thy Peace
12:30 – Who You See Here

Inishmaan
10:00 – Daily Reflection
11:00 – Step Meeting 5
12:00 – AA – Preamble
13:00 – Self Pity will Slip Away
14:00 – Step Meeting (6 & 7)
15:00 – Progress not Perfection
16:00 – Helping Others
17:00 – Live and Let Live
18:00 – Step Meeting (8 & 9)
19:00 – One Day at a Time
20:00 – Step Meeting (10)
21:00 – Cruinniu as Gaelige
22:00 – Step Meeting (11)
23:00 – Into Action
12:00 – Step Meeting (12)

Inishmore
10:30 – AA DVD
11:30 – The Road Back Writers Workshop. How to write and make your story available to the Road Back.
Quite room remainder of day

Ballyvaughan Suite
20:30 – Remembrance Meeting

Library
10:30 Meditation Workshop
14:30 Meditation Workshop
Meditation (Marathon all day – check door for times)

Lobster Pot Restaurant
15:00 – Drumming Workshop

Lettermore Ballroom
15:00 – Big Book Workshop
22:30 – Dancing to “Live Music” with Vinny Mongan and his band. Followed by Disco


SUNDAY 5th January

Library
10:30 – Meditation Workshop

Lettermore Ballroom
11:30 – Formal Closing Of Convention (Open Meeting)




Venue change of NUIG meetings

The 3 meetings in the Chapel of NUIG have moved for the foreseeable future to:

Career Development Centre,
Located in the Arts/Science Building on 1st Floor.
Go in main entrance doors opposite the library. Down corridor to the left of the LAMOUR Lecture Theatre. N.U.I. Galway.

NUI Galway

 

Tír na nÓg (Big Book) Monday

Hi
Tír na nÓg (Big Book) has changed to Monday evenings at 8pm.

This meeting focuses as a Young People’s Meeting. Young has been defined as anyone who has room to grow. Guided by Tradition 3, and open to all who suffer from alcoholism.

Tír na nÓg (Big Book)

All are welcome

Galway West Convention 2019


Alcoholics Anonymous

Fáilte

 44th Annual Convention of Galway West Area

4th, 5th and 6th January 2019


Theme: You Are Not Alone

Welcome to our convention in The Galway Bay Hotel

Google Map to Galway Bay Hotel

List of local B&B’s and other Hotels


All closed meetings are located on the Lower Level and are well signposted.

AA Conference approved literature is on sale in the Hotel Lobby throughout the convention.

The Leather Lounge is available for Singsongs on Friday and Saturday Night.

Cruinneachai as Gaeilge ar feadh an deireadh seachtaine & Spotkanie Grupy W Jezyku Polskim

I am responsible . . when anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there. And for that: I am responsible.


PUBLIC NOTICE:

Members of the public who have an interest in Alcoholics Anonymous and our fellowship are invited to the OPEN PUBLIC MEETING on Friday evening at 8:30pm in the Lettermore Room. The meeting will end at 10:00pm. All other meetings are Closed Meetings meaning that you may only attend if you satisfy our 3rd tradition which is “that you have a desire to stop drinking”.  These closed meetings are  attended only by members of our fellowship. We would request that you would respect this in your attendance at the convention and thank you for your consideration of this. Types of AA Meetings

The principle of anonymity is a basic tenet of our fellowship. Those who are reluctant to seek our help may overcome their fear if they are confident that anonymity acts as a restraint on our members, reminding us that we are a program of principles, not personalities. 12 Traditions in Long Form


Thursday 3rd January 2019

20:30 – Early Bird Meeting in the Lettermore

FRIDAY 4th January 2019
Inisturk
14:30 – Todays Reflection
15:30 – Complacency
16:30 – Tradition Meeting (1 & 2)
17:30 – Fear, Faith and Fellowship
18:30 – Tradition Meeting (3)
22:30 – Peaceful Regrets for Harms Done
23:30 – Trusting our Intuition
12:30 – Daily Inventory

Inishmaan Suite
14:00 – Rock-bottom (Step 1)
15:00 – All We Have is Now
16:00 – Tolerance
17:00 – Cruinniu as Gaelige
18:00 – Insanity (Steps 2 & 3)
22:00 – Step 4
23:00 – Keep Coming Back
12:00 – Unselfishness

Lettermore Ballroom
20:00 – Formal Opening of our Convention – Public Open Meeting

Ballyvaughan Suite
22:30 – Disco


Saturday 5th January 2019

Inisturk
10:30 – God Consciousness
11:30 – Rage, Resentment and Recovery
12:30 – Dr Bob’s Nightmare
13:30 – Tradition Meeting (5 & 6)
14:30 – Humility
15:30 – We Wil Know Peace
16:30 – Three Pertinent Ideas
17:30 – Tradition Meeting (7 & 8)
18:30 – Happy Joyous and Free
19:30 – Tradition Meeting (9 & 10)
20:30 – Polish Meeting
21:30 – Tradition Meeting (11 & 12)
22:30 – Came to Believe
23:30 – Channel of Thy Peace
12:30 – Who You See Here

Inishmaan
10:00 – Daily Reflection
11:00 – Step Meeting 5
12:00 – AA – Preamble
13:00 – Self Pity will Slip Away
14:00 – Step Meeting (6 & 7)
15:00 – Progress not Perfection
16:00 – Helping Others
17:00 – Live and Let Live
18:00 – Step Meeting (8 & 9)
19:00 – Cruinniu as Gaelige
20:00 – Step Meeting (10)
21:00 – One Day at a Time
22:00 – Step Meeting (11)
23:00 – New to Aa
12:00 – Step Meeting (12)

Inishmore
10:30 – AA DVD
12:00 – Old Timers
19:00 – Service – What’s it all about

Library
Meditation (Marathon all day – check door for times)

Lobster Pot Restaurant
15:00 – Drumming Workshop

Lettermore Ballroom
22:30 – Dancing to “Live Music” with Vinny Mongan and his band. Followed by Disco


SUNDAY 6th

Library
10:00 – Meditation Meeting

Lettermore Ballroom
11:30 – Formal Closing Of Convention (Open Meeting)



Accommodation

List of local B&B’s and Hotels

We are NOT affiliated with any of these accommodation contacts. We offer these contacts in good faith and accept no responsibility for any service you purchase from them.

Local Bed and Breakfasts

Maple House                      (Noreen) Mannix road, Salthill – 087 668 0181

Cluain Ard,                          86 Threadneedle road, Salthill – 091 52 53 33

Sunrise Lodge,                   Ocean Wave Salthill – 091 52 72 75

Cashelmara Lodge,                   3 Cashelmara, Salthill – 091 520 020

Sea Breeze Lodge,            9 Cashelmara, Salthill – 091 5295 8

Seashore Lodge,               4 Cashelmara, Salthill – 091 529 187

Claremont House,            Coast road, (opposite spinnaker) – 091 584 741

Saint Kieran’s,                    Rockbarton road, Salthill – 091 523 333

Local Hotels

Salthill Hotel – 091 522 711

Ardilaun House Hotel, Taylors Hill – 091 521 433

All locations within walking distance or a short taxi journey from the goal with a hotel

 

2018 Christmas Meeting Changes


Let visitors and members know of changes to your meetings.


Don’t forget to REFRESH your browser, because information changing, if you’ve been here before.

Ozanam House – Galway

  • Ozanam Room 7
  • Ozanam House Closed and Open again on 2nd January

Bohermore – Galway

  • Bohermore
  • SAT 22nd December – Meeting at 1.00 PM & 8.30 PM
  • SUN 23rd December – Meeting at 8.30 PM
  • MON 24th December – Meeting at 1.00 PM & 8.30 PM
  • TUES 25th December – Meeting at 1.00 PM & 8.30 PM
  • WED 26th December – Meeting at 1.00 PM & 8.30 PM
  • THURS 27th December – Meeting at 1.00 PM & 8.30 PM
  • FRI 28th December – Meeting at 1.00 PM & 8.30 PM
  • SAT 29th December – Meeting at 1.00 PM & 8.30 PM
  • SUN 30th January – Meeting at 8.30 PM
  • MON 31st January – Meeting at 1.00 PM & 8.30 PM
  • TUE 1st January – Meeting at 1.00 PM & 8.30 PM

Salthill

  • Salthill
  • Meetings as normal except –
  • TUE 25th December meeting will be slightly shorter due to Mass

Loughrea

Loughrea groups would like to inform you of the meeting changes during the Christmas.

Wishing you all a Merry and Sober Christmas

NOTE: Please be aware that these changes are provided by each group and we post these as we receive them. Please check with the meeting secretary to get 100% clarification.

 

East Galway Area Convention 2018

You are invited to come along and enjoy a weekend and opportunity to meet socially and celebrate sobriety.

Please find below the programme for a very full weekend for members of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Wishing you a great convention.

Your in Fellowship

Convention 2018 Marathon Meetings

Back to Main Convention Page

FRIDAY 6th

Inishmore Suite

  • 14:00              – First Things First
  • 15:00              – I am responcible
  • 16:00              – Self Support ; Tradition 7
  • 17:00              – Relapse and Recovery
  • 18:00              – Singleness of Purpose
  • 19:00              – Cruinniu As Gaelige
  • 22:00              – Step 12 – Carry the Message
  • 23:00              – Live and Let Live
  • 12:00              – Midnight Meditation Meeting

Inishmaan Suite

  • 17:30              – Step 2 & 3
  • 18:30              – Love & Service
  • 22:30              – Graditude
  • 23:30              – Step 6 & 7
  • 12:30              – Step 10

Lettermore Ballroom

  • 8:00 – Formal Opening Of Convention (Public Open Meeting)

SATURDAY 7th

Inishmore Suite

  • 08:00              – On Awakening – Step 11
  • 09:00              – The Joy of Living
  • 10:00              – Old Timers
  • 11:00              – Sponsorship
  • 12:00              – Tradition 8, 9 & 10
  • 13:00              – Cruinniu As Gaelige
  • 14:00              – Atheists Meeting
  • 15:00              – Step One Experiance
  • 16:00              – Let GO, Let GOD
  • 17:00              – Expectations vs Demands
  • 18:00              – Anonymity and Social Media
  • 19:00              – Now about SEX
  • 20:00              – Tradition 12 – Humility
  • 21:00              – Young and Sober
  • 22:00              – Step 5
  • 23:00              – Attitude Adjustments
  • 12:00              – Midnight Meditation meeting

Inishmaan Suite

  • 10:30              – Principal of Honesty
  • 11:30              – Step 10 – Inventory
  • 12:30             – Traditions 4,5 & 6
  • 13:30              – Beginners
  • 14:30              – Forgiveness
  • 15:30              – Recovery and Grief
  • 16:30              – Steo 8 & 9
  • 17:30              – Courage to Change
  • 18:30              – Traditions 1, 2 & 3
  • 19:30              – They Stopped in Time
  • 20:30              – Cruinniu As Gaelige
  • 21:30              – Step 4
  • 22:30              –  Beginner’s – Living Sober
  • 23:30              – Ego Deflation
  • 12:30              – Fellowship

Inishturk Suite

  • 10:30              – Gentle Yoga and Meditation (Chair
  • 11:30              – AA in Galway – The Early Years
  • 13:00               – Emotional Sobriety – Workshop
  • 15:30              – How in your Home Group – Workshop
  • 17:00              – Polish Meeting

SUNDAY 8th

Inishturk Suite

  • 08:00              – Morning Yoga (Mat)

Inishmaan Suite

  • 19:30              – Meditation Meeting – Step 11

Lettermore Ballroom

  • 11:30              – Formal Closing Of Convention (Open Meeting)

Back to Main Convention Page

 

 

Galway West Convention 2018

Alcoholics Anonymous

Fáilte

 43rd Annual Convention

4th, 5th, 6th and 7th January 2018


Theme: A Design for Living

Welcome to Our convention in The Galway Bay Hotel

Google Map to Galway Bay Hotel


All closed meetings are located on the Lower Level and are well signposted.

AA Conference approved literature is on sale in the Hotel Lobby throughout the convention.

The Leather Lounge is available for Singsongs on Friday and Saturday Night.

Cruinneachai as Gaeilge ar feadh an deireadh seachtaine & Spotkanie Grupy W Jezyku Polskim

I am responsible . . when anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there. And for that: I am responsible.


PUBLIC NOTICE:

Members of the public who have an interest in Alcoholics Anonymous and our fellowship are invited to the OPEN PUBLIC MEETING on Friday evening at 8:30pm in the Lettermore Room. The meeting will end at 10:00pm. All other meetings are Closed Meetings meaning that you may only attend if you satisfy our 3rd tradition which is “that you have a desire to stop drinking”.  These closed meetings are  attended only by members of our fellowship. We would request that you would respect this in your attendance at the convention and thank you for your consideration of this. Types of AA Meetings

The principle of anonymity is a basic tenet of our fellowship. Those who are reluctant to seek our help may overcome their fear if they are confident that anonymity acts as a restraint on our members, reminding us that we are a program of principles, not personalities. 12 Traditions in Long Form


Thursday 4th

  • 8:30pm – Early Bird Meeting

Friday 5th

  • 14:00pm – Registration—Hotel Lobby – to 11:00pm
  • 14:00pm – Marathon Meetings – to 1:30am
  • 20:00pm to 22:00pm – Formal Opening Of Convention (Open Public Meeting)
  • 22:30pm to Late – AA’s Got Talent, a fun and entertaining display of sobriety

Saturday 6th

  • 10:00am – Registration—Hotel Lobby – to 11:00pm
  • 10:00am – Marathon Meetings – to 1:30am
  • 20:00pm – Danceoke (Think Karaoke with your feet)
  • 22:00pm – to Late Live Band “The Blacktye Band”

Sunday 7th

  • 10:00am – Meditation Meeting
  • 10:00am – Morning Meeting
  • 11:30am – Formal Closing Of Convention (Open Meeting)

Poster and Programme


Marathon Meetings – Click Here


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