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WELCOME to ACoA Cork

Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families


PLEASE NOTE: The Saturday meeting is currently closed and does not meet but the Monday and Tuesday meetings are still meeting as normal. (15/Nov/2017)

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We meet at the Dominican Centre, Pope's Quay, Cork City every Saturday (except church holidays) from 3.00pm to 4.30pm. For those that are interested in ringing the Dominican Centre the phone number is 021-4502267 or send an email to acoacork@gmail.com

  • PLEASE NOTE:  UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, THE SATURDAY 3.OOPM MEETING WILL NOW BE HELD AT 2.30PM TO 4.OOPM AT HILLSIDE HONAN CHAPEL HOUSE, 4 HILLSIDE, DONAVAN ROAD, CORK CITY.  THIS IS DUE TO BUILDING REPAIRS NEEDED TO THE DOMINICAN CENTRE. (10/08/2016)

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We meet Monday evenings (except Bank Holidays) in the Midleton Community Forum at 8.30-9.30pm on the Youghal Road, Midleton, Co. Cork, just by the pedestrian lights. Meeting topic: @acoamidleton

We meet on Tuesday evenings at Hillside Honan chapel house, 4 Hillside, Donavan Road, Cork city.                
email to acoacork@gmail.com

Please see our world organisation http://www.adultchildren.org/ for more information on ACoA.

The following is an extract from http://www.adultchildren.org explaining what we are about.

Welcome to ACoA. Adult Children of Alcoholics is a Twelve StepTwelve Tradition program of women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. We meet with each other in a mutually respectful, safe environment and acknowledge our common experiences. We discover how childhood affected us in the past and influences us in the present ("The Problem"). We take positive action. By practicing the Twelve Steps, focusing on "The Solution", and accepting a loving Higher Power of our understanding, we find freedom from the past and a way to improve our lives today.

We also have a poster here telling more what recovery issues the Cork based Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families (ACoA) group deals with.

Literature: Our very own "Big Red Book" is the 'Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families' available from http://www.adultchildren.org/. There is also a kindle version available on Amazon. As the name says this fellowship text is a big red book :-)

Books are also available for purchase at the Saturday 3.00pm meeting at the Dominican Centre. It is suggested to attend at least six ACoA meetings before you decide whether it is for you and before making any book purchases.  There are free ACoA pamplets available for new members to take which contain  information on the ACoA programme of Recovery.

Here is a link to a WORD document that we give out as a starter pack to all who come along.


The Seven C's of Recovery

I didn’t Cause it

I can’t Cure it

I can’t Control it

I can take better Care of myself

By Communicating my feelings,

Making healthy Choices,

And Celebrating myself.



Last updated: 15/11/2017 MS