Michaela Harte-McAreavey RIP

The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association extends its deepest sympathies to its fellow Pioneer member, Mickey Harte,  on the tragic passing of his daughter, Michaela.

Our thoughts are with her husband John, her parents Mickey and Marian and her family at this time.

Michaela will be remembered in our prayers.

 May she rest in peace.

Pioneers Launch 2010 Advent & Christmas Message

The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association (PTAA) launched its 2010 “Let’s Pray Together” Christmas Message today (26 November 2010) at the start of Pioneer Week and called on Irish people to try and make time this Advent and Christmas to think about and pray for everyone affected by Ireland’s economic crisis.

Pioneers Run Association’s 1st Dublin City Marathon Team

The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association (PTAA) successfully entered the Association’s first team in the 31st Lifestyle Sports-Adidas Dublin City Marathon on Monday 25 October 2010.  

Private Members Draw 2010/2011

The first draw will take place on Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Membership is €7.00 / £6.00 sterling per month
or €40.00 / £34.00 sterling for six months


Christmas Cards & 2011 Calendars

Order your Christmas Cards and 2011 Sacred Heart Calendar today!

Contact Central Office - 01 874 9464.


Newsletter: Pioneer Matters 2

Pioneer Matters: A twice yearly newsletter informing members of key developments within the association.

Pioneer Newsletter

The Pioneers Want You for the 2010 Dublin City Marathon

The Association is calling on Pioneers and non-Pioneers to sign up for or support the PTAA’s entry for the 2010 Dublin City Marathon. 2010 marks the 31st year of the Lifestyle Sports- Adidas Dublin Marathon.

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