Pioneer Matters: A twice yearly newsletter informing members of key developments within the association.
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.
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.
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.
The application form for entry into this year's 2010 Gradam Awards is available for download.
The Hazel Hotel
Saturday 24th April 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.
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.
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.