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2012 National Ball

nationalball2012The 16th Annual National Pioneer Ball will take place in the Clarion Hotel Sligo on Saturday 14th April 2012.

Mass will be held in St. Joseph's Church, Ballytivnan, Sligo at 6pm.

Dinner at 7.30pm

Tickets €25

For ticket bookings and further information contact:

Trisha Gallagher: 087 9447124

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Pioneer Pilgrimage to Holy Land

jerusalemThe Pioneer pilgrimage to the Holy Land will take place from 18th-27th October 2012 and will be led by the Central Spiritual Director Fr. Bernard McGuckian, SJ.

Pioneer Pilgrimage 2012

Young Pioneers on TV3 Irelands AM

youngpioneerpinPatricia Gallagher and Dermot Fagan, members of PTAA National Youth Committee, were invited onto the Ireland AM show on TV3 yesterday (5th December 2011) to talk about their involvement in the Pioneers, the link between alcohol and Christmas, and the effect their decision has on their social lifestyle.

Pioneer Association Spared Closure and Launches its 114th Christmas Appeal By Urging People to Avoid Problem Drinking this Festive Season

christmas2011Thanks to the generosity of the people of Ireland to the Pioneers’ 2011 fundraising appeal, the country’s local Pioneer centres remain open and issued their annual Christmas today (21 November 2011) by inviting drinkers to enjoy the forthcoming seasonal festivities by drinking sensibly and moderately this Christmas.

Ordination of Fr. Kevin Heery

frkevinheeryThe Pioneer Association would like to extend its congratulations to Fr. Kevin Heery from Mullingar and the Diocese of Meath on his recent ordination to the priesthood.

Pioneers' National Appeal Hits Over €100k


Public Thanked for Supporting Association

The Pioneer Association looks set to avoid national closure thanks to the generosity of its own members and members of the general public who have donated almost €108,000 to the Association's first ever national Appeal.

Speaking on behalf of the Association, Pioneer CEO Padraig Brady said:

Christmas Cards & 2012 Calendars

Order your Christmas Cards and 2012 Sacred Heart Calendar today!

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Gradam Awards for 2010

2011gradam1Forty-nine pioneer centres from the four corners of Ireland received their Gradam na Readoiri 2010 award in St. Francis Xavier Church, in Gardiner Street on Saturday 14th May 2011.

Mass was celebrated by Fr. Bernard McGuckian, SJ, Central Spiritual Director of the Pioneer Association and concelebrated by Fr. Seamus Houlihan, Meath Diocesan PTAA Spiritual Director.

PTAA on TV3's The Morning Show

satelliteThe Pioneer Association featured on The Morning Show on TV3 on Friday 6th May 2011. Louise Gallagher, Dermot Fagan and CEO Padraig Brady took part in a discussion on the Pioneer Association. Go to the Morning Show on TV3's website to view -