Ready to break up with booze?
Whether you’re sober for life or simply taking a break from bar hopping for a while, a new group hopes to connect Cork women who like to do more than go to the pub.
Created by Chloe O’Donovan (29), a body piercer and tattoo artist based in North Cork, the first monthly Boozeless Beours event will take place in Myo Cafe in Cork City on September 10th, 2023.
“Thankfully I’ve never had a physical addiction to alcohol, however like many Irish people I’ve been drinking since a young age and often binge drinking,” Chloe told us.
“I recently decided enough is enough and stopped, making a decision I know I want to stand by. Since quitting alcohol I’ve noticed how there is nothing happening in Cork to purposefully bring sober people together.
“As a woman, I would love to be able to connect with other sober women. It gives us the opportunity and space to forge new friendships and support as we navigate sobriety in a drunk country.”
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Chloe says the group is open to all ages and she hopes to get a regular turnout:
“The community will enable those who don’t feel places like AA or other groups like it are necessary but want to connect with other sober women and create new relationships. Of course, those in AA or other programs are welcome; the only rule is that you need to be sober when you come to any events or meet-ups.
“I personally decided to stop drinking as I could see how much better my life could be without it and I know there are so many other women who feel the same, whether they have already stopped drinking or they are interested in doing so.”
Interested in getting involved? Find @boozelessbeurs on Instagram and pop Chloe a DM to be added to the WhatsApp Group, where events will be announced.
The first monthly Boozeless Beours event will take place in Myo Cafe in Cork City on September 10th from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
“The cafe usually closes at 7pm so we have the luxury of having the cafe to ourselves which is amazing.” Chloe added.
“I also plan on organising walks, beach swims, and hopefully even retreats in the future.”