Pioneer Fundraising Concert

Singer James Kilbane
to perform in aid of the
Pioneer Total Abstinence Association

Irish Gospel singer James Kilbane will bring his uplifting night of Country Gospel to St. Francis Xavier’s Church, Gardiner Street, Dublin, on Tuesday evening the 5th October. Doors open at 7.30pm and the concert will start at 8pm. Cushioned seating is available.

Bishop Donal McKeown Homily

It is now 112 years since the foundation of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association in 1898. The message then was welcome and unwelcome in equal measure. It was praised by many as a serious attempt to muster spiritual energy and enthusiasm in the face of alcohol abuse that thrived amid a people whose spirit was crushed in many ways by poverty, urbanisation and lack of self-respect.

Gradam Application Form 2010

The application form for entry into this year's 2010 Gradam Awards is available for download.

Gradam Application Form 2010


All-Ireland Quiz Finals Results 2010

The Hazel Hotel


Co. Kildare

Saturday 24th April 2010


Pioneer Golf Classic 2010

The Annual Pioneer Golf Classic takes place in Clontarf Golf Club on Friday 2nd July 2010. This fundraising event is open to both Pioneers and non-pioneers alike.

East Meath Temperance Mission

Public Health Expert Warns that 1 in 2 Adults in Ireland Binge Drinks Alcohol Every Week

East Meath Pioneers Temperance Mission

54% of adults in Ireland binge drink at least once a week to make us one of the EU’s biggest binge drinking countries says Navan-based Dr. Declan Bedford, public health and medicine specialist  and guest speaker at East Meath's Pioneer Total Abstanance Associations' Temperance Mission which takes place on Wednesday 21 April at 8pm in St Ann’s Church,  Navan, Co Meath.

Cork Person of the Month

Tadhg Kelleher of Pearse Rd., Ballyphehane has been named March Cork Person of the Month, to mark his lifetimes work with the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association.

Tadhg has been chairperson of the Cork Regional Council of the Pioneers for many years, and also serves on the national central council and many committees within the organisation.  He also organises and acts as M.C., of the All Ireland Readoiri talent competition.

Readoiri Finals 2010

Pioneers’ 2010 Readoiri Finalists Play to a Packed UL

In February hundreds of competitors and their supporters from all over Ireland descended on the University of Limerick for the finals of the PTAA’s celebrated annual Réadóirí Talent Competition.

North Leitrim/West Cavan Pioneer Annual Dinner Dance

Pioneer CEO Returns to his Native Leitrim to Address Pioneer Annual Dinner Dance

Padraig Brady, the Leitrim-born CEO of the Pioneer Association was guest speaker for the North Leitrim/West Cavan Pioneer Annual Dinner Dance which took place at Dorian's Hotel, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal after Mass in St Aidan’s Church, Kinlough, Co. Leitrim on Friday 26 March 2010.