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Hundreds for AA conference 30.03.14

HUNDREDS of Alcoholics Anonymous members will travel to Ireland next month for the 57th All-Ireland convention of the fellowship.
The AA convention, for people trying to stay sober, will be held in Limerick from April 10 -13 under the theme: 'There is a Solution'.
AA members from throughout Ireland, Europe and the US are expected to travel for the first All-Ireland convention in Limerick for 36 years.
There will also be an open meeting on the final afternoon for the general public and workers who come into contact with people struggling with alcohol such as gardaí and healthcare professionals.
"The purpose of the convention is to carry the AA message of recovery to alcoholics who are members and to those who may consider themselves having a problem with alcohol," said a spokesperson.
"It also gives members of the fellowship an opportunity to share their combined experiences, to renew old acquaintances and to make new ones."
"Alcoholics Anonymous would like to emphasise its message of hope and recovery and would suggest that the unhappiest person in the world is the alcoholic who has an insistent yearning to enjoy life as he or she once knew it, but cannot picture life without alcohol."
The first public AA meeting in Ireland was held in Dublin in 1946, spreading to Limerick two years later. Meetings can now be found in every county. There are no fees or dues to join the AA and the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. For more information email gso@alcoholicsanonymous.ie or call 01 8420700.
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