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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

 

Convention 2017 Marathon Meetings

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FRIDAY 6th

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)

SATURDAY 7th

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

SUNDAY 8th

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

Fáilte

 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.


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 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


East Galway Convention 2013

Alcoholics Anonymous

Annual East Galway Area Convention

5th, 6th and 7th May 2013

Welcome to our convention in The Ard Ri Hotel, Tuam, Co. Galway

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

PUBLIC NOTICE:

Members of the public who have an interest in Alcoholics Anonymous and our fellowship are invited to the OPEN PUBLIC MEETING on Sunday morning 7th July at 10:30. 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.

Open Public Meeting

You are Invited to Attend our Open Public Meeting 

Tonight at 20:00 pm

Date: Tuesday 2nd July
Venue: at the Victoria Hotel, Eyre Square, Galway

Alcoholics Anonymous Galway Area  have organised a Open Public Meeting

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

Future public Meetings

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 affected 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.

Posters

For a poster (in pdf format) of future events: click here

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

SEE YOU THERE!

Open Public Meeting

Tuesday 5th February at 20:00pm

Venue: at the Victoria Hotel, Eyre Square, Galway

Galway Area of Alcoholics Anonymous have organised a Public Open Meeting

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

Future public Meetings

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 affected 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.

Posters

For a poster (in pdf format) of future events: click here

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

Galway West Convention 2014

Alcoholics Anonymous

 

Failte

 

Annual Galway West Area Convention

10th, 11th and 12th January 2014

 

Theme: Gratitude

 

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

GUIDE TO WEEKEND
Thursday, 09th January
20:30 Early Bird Meeting Ballvaughan Suite
Friday, 10th January
15:00 – 24.00 Registration Hotel Lobby
15.00 – 02.00 Marathon Meetings Lower Level Suites
20.30 – 22.00 Formal Opening of Convention & Lettermore Ballroom
Open Public Meeting
22.30 Disco Ballyvaughan Suite
Saturday, 11th January
10.00 – 23.00 Registration Hotel Lobby
10.30 – 2.00 Marathon Meetings Lower Level Suites
12.00 – 2.00 Step Four Workshop Inishturk Suite
15.00 – 17.00 Step 10 Workshop Inishturk Suite
18:30 – 19.30 Service Workshop Inishturk Suite
20.00 – 21.30 Buffet Lettermore Ballroom
22.00 – Late Live Music – Dance Lettermore Ballroom
Followed by Disco
Sunday, 12th January
10.00 Morning Meditation Meeting Inismaan Suite
11.30 – 13.00 Opening Meeting, followed by Formal Lettermore Ballroom
Closing of Convention

 

Poster in pdf 2014

Times and Themes of Marathon Meetings

Accommodation.

Marathon Meetings

The Leather Lounge is available for sing songs on Friday and saturday Night
AA Literature available in the lobby

PROVISIONAL TIMES AND THEMES OF MARATHON MEETINGS

FRIDAY 10th January 2014

Inishmore Suite (Room #1)

15.00 HOW IT WORKS
16.00 STEP ONE
17.00 THERE IS A SOLUTION
18.00 STEP TWO
21.00 WE ARE NOT ALONE
22.00 STEP THREE
23.00 CRUINNIU AS GAEILGE
24.00 SURRENDER
01:00 FELLOWSHIP

Inishmaan Suite (Room #2)

18.30  SERVICE WORKSHOP
22.30  HAND MY LIFE AND MY WILL OVER
23.30  EASY DOES IT
24.30  HIGHER POWER

SATURDAY 11th January 2014

Inishmore Suite (Room #1)

10.30 KEEP IT SIMPLE
11.30 STEP EIGHT
12.30 HIGHER POWER
13.30 STEP NINE
14.30 FORGIVENESS
15.30 STEP TEN
16.30 WILLINGNESS
17.30 STEP ELEVEN
18.30 LET GO LET GOD
19.30 STEP TWELVE
20.30 TRADITION TWO
21.30 THIS TOO SHALL PASS
22.30 TRADITION THREE
23.30 LIVE AND LET LIVE
24.30 THINK THINK THINK

Inishmaan Suite (Room #2)

10:00 MEDITATION MEETING
11:00 SPONCORSHIP
12:00 LIVING SOBER
13:00 STEP FOUR
14:00 JUST FOR TODAY
15:00 BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD
16:00 STEP FIVE
17:00 SPOTKANIE W JEZYKUV POLSKIM
18:00 HUMILITY
19:00 SAS BILL SEES IT
20:00 CRUINNIU AS GAEILGE
21:00 THE PROMISES
22:00 STEP SIX
23:00 TRADITION ONE
24:00 STEP SEVEN
01:00 GRATITUDE

Inishturk Suite (Room #3)

12:00 – 14:00  STEP FOUR WORKSHOP
15:00 – 17:00 STEP 10 WORKSHOP
18.00 – 19.00  AA DVD
20.00 – 22.00  MEDITATION ROOM

SUNDAY 12th January 2014

Inishmaan Suite (Room #2)

10.00 MEDITATION

Lettermore Suite

11.30 -13.00 OPEN MEETING FOLLOWED BY FORMAL CLOSING OF CONVENTION