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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



Ballinasloe Wednesday


Address: Ballinasloe Health Centre, Brackenagh
Notes: Brackenagh Wednesday Step every 1st Wed of the month.
Directions: See Google map below
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Christmas Meetings Galway

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  • Renmore Meeting
  • SUN 25th December – Meeting at 11.30 AM
  • SUN 1st January – Meeting  11.30 AM


  • Ozanam Room 7
  • FRI 23rd December – Meeting at 11.30 AM
  • Ozanam House Closed untill after 3rd January


  • Bohermore
  • FRI 23rd December – Meeting at 8.30 PM
  • SAT 24th December – Meeting at 1.00 PM & 8.30 PM
  • SUN 25th December – Meeting at 8.30 PM FOLLOWED BY SOCIAL
  • MON 26th December – Meeting at 1.00 PM & 8.30 PM
  • TUES 27th December – Meeting at 1.00 PM & 8.30 PM
  • WED 28th December – Meeting at 1.00 PM & 8.30 PM
  • THURS 29th December – Meeting at 1.00 PM & 8.30 PM
  • FRIDAY 30th December – Meeting at 1.00 PM & 8.30 PM
  • SAT 31st December – Meeting at 1.00 PM & 8.30 PM
  • SUN 1ST January – Meeting at 8.30 PM
  • MON 2nd January – Meeting at 1.00 PM & 8.30 PM


  • Salthill
  • Meetings as normal except –
  • SUN 25th December meetings at –
  • Times: 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm & 8.30pm.


  • The Sanctuary (Rea Group)  – Meetings as normal except –
  • Thur 29th December – Meeting at 8pm
  • Fri 30th December – Meeting at 8pm
  • Thur 5th January – Meeting at 8pm
  • Fri 6th January – Meeting at 8pm


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.

Snow White and the Seven Character Defects

Once again by popular demand, the convention committee have been asked to produce this very funny play, and we are very fortunate again to have the same producer and director as before (name withheld to respect Anonymity). The play is funny to watch but even funnier, when your part of the team, because we get to see and experience it OFTEN before the opening night.

Want to be part of this fun event?

Rehearsals starting this Saturday 10th. Dec, at 19:30 under Mervue church, (Map to The Holy Family) Galway. If you would like to act or help out, then come along on the night. No experience needed, just a sense of fun. Bring a friend!

Free tea and lots of laughs!

(Map to The Holy Family) to meeting place. Directions: Standing in front of church. Go to left car park. Towards back, see door down a few steps and enter basement of church. GPS: 53°16’55.8″N 9°00’57.1″W

Galway West Convention 2017

Public Open Meeting Renmore

You are Invited to Attend our Open Public Meeting 

Saturday evening at 19:30 pm

26th November 2016

Meeting Poster

Venue: in the Brothers of Charity, Dublin Road, Galway, in the Meeting Rooms down the stairs. same level as the underground Car Park.  

Map GPS: 53°16’47.6″N 9°01’34.1″W

Google map Link:

70 Years in Ireland

AA In Ireland 1946 – 2016

If you or someone you know has or may have a drinking problem – you are welcome to attend.

Meeting Format

Introduction: There will be an introduction to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  and how it helps millions of members around the world to live a normal life after suffering from a drinking problem.

Speakers: Two AA members will share their own story of experience, strength and hope on how alcohol affects their lives and how they dealt with it through the recovery programme of AA.

All are welcome to this information meeting. If you think you or a family member or friend may have a problem with drinking, then you and they are welcome to attend this meeting.

There will be members present, who can answer any questions you may have either openly or in private.Your confidentiality and anonymity will be fully and completely respected.

If you can pass this on, Thank you for helping…. It could save someone a lot of pain and suffering or worse!


Convention 2017 Marathon Meetings

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Inishmore Suite

  • 14:00              – Sponsorship
  • 15:00              – Gratitude
  • 16:00              – Relapse
  • 17:00              – Honesty
  • 18:00              – Forgiveness
  • 19:00              – Live and Let Live
  • 22:00              – Spirituality
  • 23:00              – Tolerance
  • 12:00              – Acceptance

Inishmaan Suite

  • 17:00              – AA DVD
  • 18:30              – The Hand Of AA
  • 22:30              – Complacency
  • 23:30              – Progress Not Perfection
  • 12:30              – All We Have Is Now

Lettermore Ballroom

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


Inishmore Suite

  • 10:00              – Step Meeting – Step 1
  • 11:00              – Service
  • 12:00              – Step Meeting – Step 2 & 3
  • 13:00              – Fellowship
  • 14:00              – Step Meeting – Step 4
  • 15:00              – Humility
  • 16:00              – Step Meeting – Step 5
  • 17:00              – Personal Relationships in AA
  • 18:00              – Step Meeting Step – 6 & 7
  • 19:00              – Check-up From The Neck Up
  • 20:00              – Step Meeting – Step 8 & 9
  • 21:00              – Cruinniu As Gaelige
  • 22:00              – Step Meeting – Step 10 & 11
  • 23:00              – Principals Before Personalities
  • 12:00              – Step Meeting – Step 12

Inishmaan Suite

  • 10:30              – Tradition Meeting 1 & 2
  • 11:30              – Living Sober—Active Sobriety
  • 12:30             – Tradition Meeting 3 & 4
  • 13:30              – One Day At A Time
  • 14:30              – Tradition Meeting 5 & 6
  • 15:30              – All We Have Is Now
  • 16:30              – Tradition Meeting 7 & 8
  • 17:30              – Responsibility—Me And My Actions
  • 18:30              – Tradition Meeting 9 & 10
  • 19:30              – So You’re New, What Now ?
  • 20:30              – Tradition Meeting 11 & 12
  • 21:30              – Life Is To Be Enjoyed Not Endured
  • 22:30              –  Keep Coming Back
  • 23:30              – Singleness Of Purpose
  • 12:30              – Surrender

Inishturk Suite

  • 10:30              – AA DVD
  • 12:00              – Old Timers — Speakers
  • 14:00              – Step Workshop
  • 17:30              – Young and Sober —Speakers
  • 19:00              – Introduction to Service
  • 21:00              – Polish Meeting


Inishmore Suite

  • 10:00              – Gratitude Through Fellowship

Inishmaan Suite

  • 10:00              – Meditation Meeting

Lettermore Ballroom

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

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Galway West Convention 2017

Alcoholics Anonymous


 42nd Annual Convention

5th, 6th, 7th and 8th January 2017

Theme: Gratitude through Fellowship

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 5th

  • 8:30pm – Early Bird Meeting

Friday 6th

  • 14:00pm – Registration—Hotel Lobby – to 12:00am
  • 14:00pm – Marathon Meetings – to 1:30am
  • 17:00pm – AA DVD
  • 20:00pm to 22:00pm – Formal Opening Of Convention (Open Public Meeting)
  • 22:30pm to Late – Disco

Saturday 7th

  • 10:00am – Registration—Hotel Lobby – to 11:00pm
  • 10:00am – Marathon Meetings – to 1:30am
  • 10:30am – AA DVD
  • 12:00pm – Old Timers—Speaker – to 13:15pm
  • 14:00pm – Step Workshop – to 16:00pm
  • 17:00pm – Young and Sober—Speaker – to 18:15pm
  • 17:00pm – Drumming in Lettermore
  • 19:00pm – Introduction to Service
  • 21:30pm – Polish Meeting
  • 21:00pm – Cruinniu As Galeite
  • 22:00pm – to Late Live Band & Disco

Sunday 8th

  • 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

Service Opportunities Galway

Galway Area Telephone committee are looking for telephone responders. Full training is given when you volunteer for his very worthwhile service position.

Do I need to go to special meetings?

  • No need for formal meetings, you will be connected to the Area Telephone committee convenor mostly by phone, who is always available to volunteers.

What kind of calls do our phones receive?

  • Our phones receive approximately 3 calls per day, the requests range from, looking for meeting information, looking for help for family members and suffering alcoholics seeking help. You will pass this request on to your convenor who will arrange any further action needed. Phone responders are not required to do 12 step calls.

What times will I need to answer the phone?

Our phones are answered in two shifts as follows.

  • Day phone is answered between 12:00 to 18:00
  • Evening phone is answered between 18:00 to 22:00

What will be my duties?

You will carry one of our phones during the time you volunteer for, either the day or evening phone. You report directly to the telephone convenor. You answer any calls made to that number and as mentioned you will have full training before to start.

This vital and essential service has been carried our for many yeas and many members are sober today because of it, saving, their jobs, marriages, sanity and even lives.

How do I volunteer?

While your on the website, you can leave your name and number on our contact form here: Click here.  We will pass it on to the telephone convenor, who will make contact with you.

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, They have the heart”