Pioneer Association - Golf Classic 2015

Date: Friday 3rd July 2015
Venue: Clontarf Golf Club
Contact Raymond O'Connor if you are interested in entering a team or sponsoring a tee/hole.
Event is open to pioneers and non-pioneers.
Telephone: 01 874 9464
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Pioneer Golf Classic 2015

2014 Gradam Awards

37 Pioneer centres, from all over Ireland, receiving their pennants for excellence at the Gradam Awards Ceremony that was held on Saturday 16th May 2015 in St. Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner Street, Dublin 1. Congratulations to all for the fantastic work that is been done at the local level in many parishes throughout the country.


 Gradam Na Réadóirí for 2014 - Recipients

Ardfield/Rathbarry, Burren, Carrickmacross, Carrigaline, Crosserlough, Donoughmore, Duleek, Dunshaughlin, Fedamore, Glencorrib, Glinsk, Goresbridge, Holy Family Drogheda, Killucan, Kiltoghert, Knock, Kiltoom, Loup, Marino, Mervue/Ballybane, Mitchelstown, Muintirvara, Newtownshandrum, Portlaoise, Rathmolyon/Enfield, Roslea/Smithboro, Rostrevor, Scoil Muire agus Padraig, St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School Newry, Sessiaghoneill, Togher.

15 Years                                                 

Cong/Neale, Kilmaine, Leighlinbridge, Mountmellick

10 Years

Leitrim/Kilcooley, Islandeady                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Pioneer Raffle 2015

Your chance to win some cash prizes!!!!

Contact Central Office on 01 874 9464 for further details.......


National Pioneer Ball 2015

pioneerball2015Charleville Park Hotel

Charleville, Co. Cork

Tickets €30

For further information, contact:

Mary Holland - 027 63384
Sorcha Ui Laoghaire - 086 364 2619
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Ball tickets can also be ordered directly from Central Office - 01 874 9464

New President of Pioneer Association


Our newly elected President is James Shevlin. James is from Glinsk in Co. Galway close to the Roscommon border. He is a retired Primary School Teacher having served as Principal and Deputy Principal during his career. He is married to Carmel and they have 3 sons and 3 grandchildren. He is a member of the Glinsk Centre where he serves as P.R.O. and Treasurer. He is also President of Roscommon/Athlone Region PTAA and Chairman of Connaught PAC. He sits on the Board of Management and has been a delegate from the Diocese of Elphin to Central Council.

'Dying for a drink' - Public Lecture

Professor Frank Murray1

Pioneer Pilgrimage 2015


Spiritual Director: Fr. Bernard McGuckian, SJ

31st May - 6th June 2015

Cost per person sharing: €995

(Includes all Taxes and Insurance)

For more details: Pioneer Association Pilgrimage 2015

For booking forms, please contact the Pioneer Office at

27 Upper Sherrard Street, Dublin 1,

or telephone us on 01 874 94 64


BT Young Scientist Competition 2015

Congratulations to the winners of the BT Young Scientist Competition 2015.
The winning project was based on an examination of young people and their drinking habits and the influence parents drinking has on their children.

young scientist winners

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Pioneers - Interceding for the Addicted