New to AA

We are here for you. In Alcoholics Anonymous, we know you are struggling.
It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been drinking or how much, Alcoholism is an illness.

We can help. Our purpose is to stay sober ourselves, and to help others who turn to us to get sober too. AA meetings are where you will feel supported, where you can feel you belong.

We welcome you, whatever your gender, sexual orientation, income, religion, or race. Anyone with a desire to stop drinking, one day at a time, is welcome.
It is free to attend AA.
You can just come and listen, or you can talk and share. It’s completely up to you. You can find a nearby  meeting here


Still not sure?

Would you like to go to a meeting?
If you would like to go to a meeting try our meeting finder to find a meeting near you
Is AA for you?
Some question you can ask yourself about how you drink.
Is there more than one type of an AA Meeting?
What's the difference between an Open or Closed meeting?
Would you like to talk to somebody?
If you wish to talk to somebody about your drinking, please call our office General Service Office on (01)842 0800 and press #1 when asked
Helping alcoholics to

achieve sobriety

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.

New to AA

Starter Pack

A Starter Pack is intended to help anyone connecting with AA for the first time.
It contains samples of literature that give a broad view of what you can expect from AA.
Some of the items included in the Starter Pack are available online too in PDF format. Simply click on the links below and read through the various items at a time that is convenient for you.

Starter Pack Leaflets

The Twelve Steps

AA’s Twelve Steps are a group of principles, spiritual in their nature, which, if practiced as a way of life, can expel the obsession to drink and enable the sufferer to become happily and usefully whole.
We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.
Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and practice these principles in all our affairs.

News & Updates

The Road Back Issue 445

Issue 445 of The Road Back Publication is now out!

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GSO Closure

The General Service Office will be closed on Thursday 27th June 2024 between 9:30am and 2pm.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you.

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Service Handbook For Ireland – 2024 Edition

The Service Handbook For Ireland – 2024 Edition is now available to purchase from the online store.

Order Here

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AA For The Older Alcoholic – Revised Edition

AA World Services have revised and reformatted AA for the Older Alcoholic – Never too Late (P25) to a new redesigned book and is now available from GSO.

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All Ireland Convention 2025

All Ireland 2025

68th All Ireland Convention

Clayton Hotel, Sligo

Friday 11th to Sunday 13th April 2025

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2023 Audited Accounts

2023 Audited Accounts

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Draft Conference Minutes March 2024 Now Available

A copy of the draft minutes from Conference March 2024 are now available to view and read.

Please Click Here for a copy.

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Important Notice – GSO Closed Tuesday 16th April 2024

The General Service Office will be closed on Tuesday 16th April 2024 due to unforeseen circumstances.

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GSO Closed Good Friday & Easter Monday

The GSO will be closed on March 29th, Good Friday and April 1st, Easter Monday.

The office will reopen on Tuesday 2nd of April at 9.30am

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GSO Closed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the General Service Office will not open until 2pm on Monday the 19th February 2024
We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Phone System & Email disruption

December 22 Update 2pm – Internet and phone services have now been restored.

We thank you for your patience and understanding.

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GSO Christmas Closing Times

GSO Christmas Closing Times

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The Online Shop now lets you view items in Euro or Sterling.

The Online Shop now lets you view items in Euro or Sterling.

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Meetings missing in Meeting Finder

We are currently working on a technical issue with our provider to resolve an issue that is affecting our meeting finder.

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Service Handbook – Back In Stock!

Service Handbook – Back In Stock!

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October Bank Holiday 2023

GSO will be closed Monday 30th October 2023. The office will reopen for business as normal on Tuesday 31st October.

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Directory of AA Groups in Ireland September 2023

The Directory of AA Groups in Ireland is now available to purchase, through the online shop or at the General Service Office.  This booklet is confidential and available to AA members only.

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Online Shop – Price Increases

On September 1st, prices in our Online Shop will adjust to reflect some increases in costs that have been passed onto us from AA World Services and also a V.A.T. increase that came into effect from 01/09/23.

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Website Issue – Missing Counties

We are aware of an issue with our website where some counties are not showing in the dropdown menu.

Our Web Team are aware and are working to resolve this issue.

Please bear with us while a resolution to the issue is found.


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Donegal Convention Added to Events

Donegal Area Convention

Theme – Freedom to be Responsible

Friday 13th to 15th October 2023 – Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey, Donegal

Events Page – Click Here

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