Women’s Mini-Marathon 2012

minimarathon2012The Mini-Marathon has become such a popular event that we will make use of the opportunity to raise awareness of the PTAA at a broader level.  As part of our fundraising plans for 2012, the Pioneer Association intends to take part in this year’s  Women’s’  Mini-Marathon  in  Dublin  on Monday, 4 June 2012. It is hoped that a contingent of walkers/runners would enter on behalf of the Pioneer Association to raise funds so we can continue our mission into the future. 

Pioneers Prepare for the 50th Eucharistic Congress

iec-2012The Pioneer Association will be one of hundreds of Irish and international exhibitors participating  in the 50th Eucharistic Congress. 

Pioneer Association Elects New President

robertshannonToday (Thursday 23 February 2012) Robert Shannon won  the Pioneer Association’s presidential election. Today’s result marks Robert’s second win in the Pioneers’ presidential race. He was first elected President in 2009.

Feel the Benefits of the Pioneer Pledge – Pioneer Association Appeals to Public To Consider their 2012 Lenten Pledge

This Ash Wednesday (22 February 2012) the Pioneer Association is inviting members of the general public to take up the Association’s traditional Lenten pledge.

The Pioneer Lenten pledge is a short-term pledge that can be taken for the six weeks  of Lent during which takers choose to abstain from alcohol and to recite the Pioneer prayer or reflection twice daily.

Do something special this Lent


Download Lenten Poster to display in your local church

2012 National Ball

nationalball2012The 16th Annual National Pioneer Ball will take place in the Clarion Hotel Sligo on Saturday 14th April 2012.

Mass will be held in St. Joseph's Church, Ballytivnan, Sligo at 6pm.

Dinner at 7.30pm

Tickets €25

For ticket bookings and further information contact:

Trisha Gallagher: 087 9447124

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Click to download Booking Form

Pioneer Pilgrimage to Holy Land

jerusalemThe Pioneer pilgrimage to the Holy Land will take place from 18th-27th October 2012 and will be led by the Central Spiritual Director Fr. Bernard McGuckian, SJ.

Pioneer Pilgrimage 2012

Young Pioneers on TV3 Irelands AM

youngpioneerpinPatricia Gallagher and Dermot Fagan, members of PTAA National Youth Committee, were invited onto the Ireland AM show on TV3 yesterday (5th December 2011) to talk about their involvement in the Pioneers, the link between alcohol and Christmas, and the effect their decision has on their social lifestyle.

Pioneer Association Spared Closure and Launches its 114th Christmas Appeal By Urging People to Avoid Problem Drinking this Festive Season

christmas2011Thanks to the generosity of the people of Ireland to the Pioneers’ 2011 fundraising appeal, the country’s local Pioneer centres remain open and issued their annual Christmas today (21 November 2011) by inviting drinkers to enjoy the forthcoming seasonal festivities by drinking sensibly and moderately this Christmas.

Ordination of Fr. Kevin Heery

frkevinheeryThe Pioneer Association would like to extend its congratulations to Fr. Kevin Heery from Mullingar and the Diocese of Meath on his recent ordination to the priesthood.