National Ploughing Championships 2016

ploughing2015The 2016 National Ploughing Championships will take place this year in Screggan, Tullamore Co. Offaly from 20th to 22nd September.  If you are planning to attend, call in and visit the Pioneer Association stand which is located in the Jesuits Ireland marquee at Block No: 3/Row No: 25/Stand No: 628.  

Spirituality Afternoon for the Meath Diocese


  ‘Merciful Like the Father: What This Means for the Pioneer’

to be held at

Church of St James

Kilbeggan, County Westmeath


Sunday, 9 October 2016

from 2.00pm – 6.00pm

Glory, Glory Munster

munstermeetingCalling all Munster Pioneers!

In the last couple of years, it seems that the structures, that originally served so well to create a representative Munster Activities Committee for the Pioneers, have broken down. Due to a variety of circumstances in the various dioceses, only four of the Munster dioceses are currently represented on this committee. We can do better than this! We must do better than this! We would welcome the suggestions and ideas of all Pioneers in Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford, as to how to we will go about revitalising the organisation in Munster.

Pioneer Pilgrimage to Lourdes and Shrines of France

A selection of photographs from the recent Pioneer Association Pilgrimage to Lourdes & Shrines of France (22nd - 29th May 2016) which was a great success.

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PTAA Knock Pilgrimage 2016


Pioneer Raffle 2016

Order your tickets now and be in with a chance to win the fantastic prizes on offer - 

First Prize: €2,000

Second Prize: €500

Third Prize: €250

Tickets: €2 each or €10 for a book of 6 tickets.

Tickets available from your local pioneer centre or from Central Office (01 874 9464)


All-Ireland Quiz Finals 2016

The All-Ireland Quiz Finals were held in the Community Centre, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick on Saturday 30th April 2016. Congratulations to the winners in the various categories and thanks to all who particpated. Here are some photographs from the day....

Senior winners Ferbane with Cup

Pioneer Association - Golf Classic 2016

Date: Friday 1st July 2016
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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Golf Classic 2016