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Significant Dates in the History of AA in Ireland

18 November 1946   

First Closed Meeting (held in Dublin).

25 November 1946  

First Public Meeting (held in Dublin)

January 1947   

Departure of Conor F. for the U.S.A.

April 1948    

Second Irish Group Formed (In Bundoran)

May 1948    

Group Started in Belfast

July 1948    

Group started in Limerick

April 1949    

First Issue of “The Road Back”

October 1949*   

Group started in Cork


Group started in Galway


Bill W. and his wife Lois visit Ireland


First All-Ireland Convention (held in Dublin) (This convention rotates yearly between Connaught, Munster, Ulster and Leinster).

24 November 1968   

First Meeting of General Service Conference (Held in Dublin)


General Service Office opened in Dublin

April 1974

Return visit of Lois to Ireland

23 August 1978   

General Service Board was Incorporated

18 November 1978 ** 

First Meeting of the General Service Board (Held in Dublin)


Service Handbook for Ireland Published (GreenHandbook)


Sackville died 22nd August 1979

Census estimated 6000 members


The Archival material was donated to the General Service Board


Ireland became a member of the new European Service Conference
Richard P. died 19th December 1982    


A.A. celebrated 40 years in Ireland


General Service Office moved to new premises 109 South Circular Road, Dublin 8


Archives - Mobile Display started


Second Edition of Service Handbook for Ireland published   


Conor F. died in Philadelphia July 8th 


General Board acquired and developed facilities at 109 South Circular Road, Dublin 8

13 January 1996   

Opening of Golden Jubilee Year Events, Burlington Hotel,   Dublin 

25th-28th April 1996  

Golden Jubilee All Ireland Convention, Killarney, Co. Kerry

18th November 1996  

Golden Jubilee Closed Meetings throughout Ireland

6th/7th December 1996

Closing Function of Jubilee Year, Newcastle, Co. Down 

August 1997    

Eva Jennings died

July 2007   

General Service Office moved to new premises:

Unit 2, Block C,  Santry Business Park, Swords Road, Dublin 9. 

*The meeting which marked the start of the Group was the subject of Jack Alexander’s Article No. 2 which appeared in the “Saturday Evening Post” in April 1950.
**At this meeting of the Board, an Executive Committee to the Board was appointed whose function will be to attend to the day to day general services of A.A.. The Committee will consist of four Board Members and four Non-Board members representative of the four provinces. The members will rotate. The Committee will meet once a month and will be responsible to the Board which will meet twice yearly.
A Secretary to the Board was appointed who will also act as Secretary to the Executive Committee.
The Board decided that a suitably qualified person be appointed as Executive Secretary to manage the affairs of General Service Office. This will be a salaried appointment.
It was agreed that immediate steps be taken to procure more suitable premises for the General Service Office.