Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is holding its 61st All-Ireland Convention at Clonmel Park Hotel from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd April.
The purpose of the convention is to carry the message of recovery to alcoholics who are members of AA and to those who may have a drink problem. It gives members of the fellowship an opportunity to share their combined experiences, to renew old acquaintances and to make new friends. The theme of this year's convention is AA’s Singleness of Purpose.
The official opening of the convention takes place on Friday at 8.30pm. There will be a open public meeting on Sunday at 12 noon.
A large attendance is anticipated at the convention as it is the first time the All-Ireland has been held in Tipperary. Visitors are expected not only from Tipperary and surrounding areas, but also from all over Ireland, the United Kingdom, Europe and further afield.
AA 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 AA membership - it is self-supporting through members own contributions. AA’s primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.