New Permanent Venue in Dublin City Centre
Because of safety considerations we have had to move from our long standing city centre venue at Dublin Central Mission.
Starting on Wednesday, 11th October ’23, our new venue is the Abbey Presbyterian Church, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 D01 V2A0. Meetings will start at 7pm.
Abbey Presbyterian Church is on the corner of Parnell Square, beside Chapter One restaurant. On our first night there, Sarah will be outside ready to guide people to the meeting room. This will be our home for the foreseeable future.
We would like to thank all at Dublin Central Mission for their welcome and kindness over the years.
We are applying for charitable status
LifeRing Ireland Secular Recovery is a non-profit company limited by guarantee.
There is no charge to attend any of our meetings. While, at face to face meetings, a pencil case is passed around, giving attendees the opportunity to make a contribution, helping to defray meeting and other expenses, any contribution is entirely voluntary and the focus remains on recovery, not finances.
We are in the process of putting together an application to the Charities Regulator for registration under the Charities Act.
Legally, we feel it important to point out to the public that at present we are not a registered charitable organisation.
Meetings resume at Dublin Central Mission, Abbey Street
LifeRing meetings will restart at Dublin Central Mission in Abbey Street on Wednesdays at 7pm from Wednesday May 17th.
The Upper Room
Dublin Central Mission
Abbey Street Methodist Church
9c Abbey Street Lower
Google Maps: DCM
Life Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
One could be forgiven for thinking that there was no alternative to traditional 12 step recovery paths such as AA because for years those alternatives, including LifeRing were rarely reported on. Thankfully that is changing.
Here is an interesting podcast on “Life Beyond Your Wildest Dreams”, a US podcast that discusses what life in recovery can be like. Here, Michael from LifeRing UK talks about how there are, in fact, many alternatives to faith based 12 step programmes, about the role LifeRing can play and he describes how LifeRing worked and still works for him.
Michael lived in Ireland for some years, and when work and family connections brought him back to the UK, he decided to bring the LifeRing service with him, forming LifeRing UK with three online meetings per week and a face to face meeting in Edinburgh every Saturday. Michael is also a member of the LifeRing US board and we are very proud of our association with him.
Here’s the link. Its about 20 minutes. Enjoy.
Stanhope Street Meeting Moves to Monday Night
With effect from Monday 3rd April our weekly Stanhope Street meeting will take place each Monday at 6:10pm. We are changing because the Centre will no longer be available on Thursday evenings.
There will be no meetings on Bank Holiday Mondays.
The last Thursday night meeting will take place on Thursday 30th March.
We hope this change does not cause too much inconvenience.
Meetings over the Christmas period
Apart from Diswellstown, all meetings over the Christmas period will take place as scheduled.
There will be no meeting in Diswellstown on Saturday 24th December or Saturday 31st December. Diswellstown meetings will resume on Saturday 7th January.
On line meetings take place as usual throughout the Christmas.
Diswellstown Centre closed Saturday 29th October
The Diswellstown Centre is closed on 29th October and unfortunately we will not be able to hold our regular Saturday 1pm meeting on that day. The next Diswellstown meeting will take place on Saturday 5th November.
Trouble With Our Website
We have had some trouble with our website recently and would like to apologise to anyone who couldn’t access it. We know also that some people use the website link to gain access to our LifeRing Zoom meetings and we are really sorry this has happened.
Also apologies to anyone who has sent us an email that we have not been able to respond to.
We hope to have this situation resolved by Friday 23rd September.
As Meetings Resume at St John of God Hospital, Stillorgan We Say Thank You, Cabinteely.
As meetings resume at St John of God Hospital after a long absence due to Covid we would like to say a big thank you to all at St Brigid’s Parish Pastoral Community Centre, Cabinteely who have accommodated our meetings for much of the interim. We are extremely grateful to you.
We are looking forward to meeting old and new friends back in our venue at St John of God Hospital on Monday and Friday nights at 7:30pm.
Stanhope Street Thursday Night Face to Face Meetings Resumed
Face to face meetings in Stanhope Street on Thursday nights have resumed. As a result the 6:30pm Zoom “Stanhope” meetings have been discontinued.
The regular 7:30pm Thursday night Zoom meeting will still proceed as usual.
See Face to Face Meetings for more.