Cork Person of the Month

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.

North Leitrim/West Cavan Pioneer Annual Dinner Dance

Pioneer CEO Returns to his Native Leitrim to Address Pioneer Annual Dinner Dance

Padraig Brady, the Leitrim-born CEO of the Pioneer Association was guest speaker for the North Leitrim/West Cavan Pioneer Annual Dinner Dance which took place at Dorian's Hotel, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal after Mass in St Aidan’s Church, Kinlough, Co. Leitrim on Friday 26 March 2010.

Readoiri Finals 2010

Pioneers’ 2010 Readoiri Finalists Play to a Packed UL

In February hundreds of competitors and their supporters from all over Ireland descended on the University of Limerick for the finals of the PTAA’s celebrated annual Réadóirí Talent Competition.

More Thinking, Less Drinking

Pioneers Issue their “More Thinking, Less Drinking,” Message for Good Friday

The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association’s (PTAA’s) “More Thinking, Less Drinking” Good Friday message is being offered to people countywide as part of the ongoing Pioneer 2010 Lenten campaign which encouraged people to reflect on their relationship with alcohol during Lent.

Lenten Pledge

Thinking of taking the pledge for lent?

Non-Pioneers are invited to take the Short-Term Pledge for the duration of Lent.

Conditions for enrolment are:

  1. To abstain from all intoxicating drink
  2. To recite the Prayer twice daily
  3. To wear the Pioneer emblem

Pioneers Lenten Call

Minister Backs Pioneers’ 2010 Lenten Call: Drink Less Alcohol, Research Shows 147% Increase in Hospital Discharges with Alcohol-related Liver Disease

Tomorrow,  Ash Wednesday (17 February 2010), the Pioneers launch their 2010 Lenten campaign and will call on people to drink less alcohol during Lent and to think about their drinking habits.     

Drink less this lent 2010

Temperance Sunday Call from Pioneers : Drink Less Alcohol this Lent

On Temperance Sunday (14 February 2010) the Pioneers will launch their 2010 Lenten campaign  and will call on people to think about their relationship with drink and to drink less alcohol during Lent.

Temperance Sunday 2010

On Temperance Sunday, 14th February 2010, a mass will be celebrated by Fr. Bernard McGuckian, SJ, Central Spiritual Director of the Pioneer Association, in St. Francis Xavier's Church, Gardiner Street, Dublin 1. There will be a presentation ceremony of Pioneer Pins and Certificates to those pioneers who qualify.

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