Welcome to Alcoholics Anonymous

  • The Department of Health has asked us to remind members:
    • the cap on attendance at drug and alcohol support groups and programmes has been lifted, subject to protective measures being in place. These include:
    • Wearing of face masks (can be removed for consumption of refreshments)
    • Ensuring indoor spaces are well ventilated
    • Maintaining adequate social distancing (two metres where possible)
    • Covering coughs and sneezes and washing our hands
    • Not attending meetings if a person has symptoms and getting tested
    • Full document is here
  • Please remember that there are many members that rely on this website to find meetings.
    • If your group doesn’t let us know that you are back open, the still suffering alcoholic will find it difficult to find your meeting.
    • In the normal way, please keep us informed of all meeting changes.
  • The AA Literature Shop in the General Service Office will reopen on Wednesday 3rd November 2021
    • Initially the shop will open ONE day each week, on Wednesdays between 9.30am and 4.30pm.
    • Please note that visitors will not be able to access the shop on any other day of the week.
    • Members are encouraged to place their literature orders with GSO prior to visiting the AA shop or at the very least have their order forms completed beforehand.
    • Order forms can be downloaded from our website or posted to you.
    • Staff at GSO will aim to have orders completed as efficiently as possible to avoid any delays. The aim is to limit the time of each visit to approx. 15 minutes. This is in the interest of fairness for other members waiting their turn to access the shop as only one customer is allowed in the shop at any one time.
    • Visitors will be required to sanitise their hands when entering the building and wear a mask.
    • We ask that members are mindful not to discuss AA Structure or group related issues with staff members while visiting the AA Shop.
    • The shop is reopening to facilitate members that wish to purchase literature in person.
    • The shop opening days/times will be reviewed in due course.


    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

    The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.  There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.  

    AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. 

    Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.



If you think you have a problem with drinking, we're here to help.


Tradition Seven Contributions - Click HERE

Alcoholics Anonymous is fully self-supporting through Members Contributions.
If you are not an AA Member, then we thank you for your kindness, but respectfully decline your donation.




You can order literature, books and cds and pay online 

Is A.A. For You?

Only you can decide whether you want to give A.A. a  try - whether you think it can help you.

How do I know if I have a problem?

Answer YES to 4 or more of these 12 Questions and you may have a drink problem

1. Have you ever decided to stop drinking for a week or so, but only lasted for a couple of days?

How do I know if I have a problem?

Answer YES to 4 or more of these 12 Questions and you may have a drink problem

2. Have you ever decided to stop drinking for a week or so, but only lasted for a couple of days?

The Twelve STEPS

The heart of the suggested program of personal recovery is contained in Twelve Steps describing the experience of the earliest members of the Society

Upcoming Events

Apr.22 2022untilApr.25 2022

65th All Ireland AA Convention 2022

The Metropole Hotel, McCurtain Street, Cork City

Apr.30 2022untilMay.01 2022

London International Convention

AA at the Tower (London, UK) The Tower Hotel, London, UK, E1W 1LD

Jun.10 2022untilJun.12 2022

Great Britain 75th Anniversary Convention

Leeds First Direct Arena (see Poster for details)

See all events

The Road Back

Those of us in AA first came to AA because we finally gave up trying to control our drinking. We didn’t want to admit that we could never drink 'safely'.  We decided to try and face up to what alcohol had done to us. Only you can decide if you have a problem with alcohol. Our DVD tells the stories of four people who made that decision. Visit our 'New to AA>The Road Back DVD' page to watch the full DVD online or watch our Irish Sign Language or Subtitle versions.


A Teenager's Story


A Young Man’s Story


A Working Mother's Story


A Farmer's Story


The Road Back Full DVD