What we do


meeting group photo

Drawing on its broad experience, the Pioneer Association is committed to bringing public attention to the ill effects of excessive use of alcohol and drugs in Ireland.


red candles

At the heart of the Pioneer Association lies a firm belief in the power of prayer – including both vocal prayers and meditation – to transform one’s life.

Youth activity

Young women GAA players

How to address the pressure young people face when it comes to alcohol and drugs? The PTAA offers a schools programme and a wide range of  activities.

Presence at Parish Level

Pioneers engage fully at parish level by helping out at Mass and other church events and by contributing to the good work done in the schools and clubs.