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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

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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)


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


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)

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Galway West Convention 2018

Alcoholics Anonymous


 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.


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

 Ordering Literature Online

Christmas Meeting 2017

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  • Renmore Meeting
  • SUN 24th December – Meeting at 11.30 AM
  • MON 25th December – Meeting at 11:30 AM
  • SUN 31st December – Meeting at 11:30
  • MON 1st January – Meeting at 11:30

Croì Nua

  • Croì Nua
  • MON 25th December – meeting 11:30am


  • Ozanam Room 7
  • FRI 22nd December – Meeting at 11.30 AM
  • Ozanam House Closed until after 2nd January


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


  • Salthill
  • Meetings as normal except –
  • MON 25th December meetings at – 8:30am (40 Minutes)

Galway Convention Accommodation List

List of local B&B’s and Hotels

We are NOT affiliated with any of these accommodation contacts. We offer these contacts as a courtesy to help visitors to our convention and in good faith. We 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

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Local Hotels

Galway Bay Hotel (Convention Venue) – +353 (0) 91 514 645

Salthill Hotel – 091 522 711

Ardilaun House Hotel, Taylors Hill – 091 521 433

All locations within walking distance or a short taxi journey from our venue.


Privacy and Security

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information. This website is designed to provide a communication method for anyone affected by alcoholism to learn about what GalwayAA, a group of recovering alcoholics do. It also offers people an opportunity to request help when they feel they need help with their drinking habits. All activities are provided voluntarily be members of GalwayAA

What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation).
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We may use your personal information to:

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We may disclose information about you to any of our members, officers, agents, insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

  • to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  • in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
  • in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
  • to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

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We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on secure (password- and firewall- protected) servers.
Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to the website).

Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

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You may instruct us not to process your personal information for any purposes by email at any time. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for any purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

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Galway East Convention 2017

East Galway Area Convention 2017

  • Where: Raheen Woods Hotel
  • Theme: “A New Beginning”
  • When: 19th, 20th & 21st May 2017
  • Further information and meeting details
  • Convention Poster
  • Weekend Programme


I am responsible. When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of AA always to be there. And for that I am responsible. ~ Bill W.

Christmas is coming

If you are planning a change in your meetings for Christmas period. You may only have a couple of Group Conscience meetings.

Please let us know so that we can inform the local fellowship where they can get meetings and which meeting will need to close or change venues.

Let us know as soon as you have confirmed information on arrangements and we will put it on the for the circulation.

As usual please spread the word as not all our members registered to receive this notification

Galway Race Week 2017 Meeting Changes

Here are some changes that we were informed have changed for Race Week only.

Ozanam House: Monday & Tuesday 13:00

Ozanam House: Wednesday and Saturday 11:00 (am)

Bohermore: open all week 13:00 and 20.30

We are informed according to group conscience of each group and only provide changes as notified to us to