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PHOTOS: Kerry ETB Schools Students Honoured At Annual Awards

January 21, 2020 at 3:24 pm 0 comments

THE annual Kerry ETB Student Award ceremony took place on Friday last at IT Tralee. It is an event when Kerry ETB celebrates the achievements of students and learners from their Post Primary Schools and Youthreach centres. Sixty-four student awards were presented with awards at the ceremony, which is a […]

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Principal of Kerry College, Mary Lucey (seated centre) with, front left, Chris Griffin of the Irish Cancer Society and Paddy Kevane of St Vincent de Paul. Back from left; Con O'Connor of Pieta House, Mary Galvin of Kerry College, Maria Brosnan of Kerry College and Mary Dolan and Collette Price of Tralee Soup Kitchen, at the presentation of cheques on Tuesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry College Students Raise Over €2,840 For Local Charities

January 21, 2020 at 1:27 pm 0 comments

KERRY ETB’s Kerry College students ended 2019 on a very positive note by hosting a number of events for local charities and the funds were presented this Tuesday morning. Representatives from Pieta House, the Tralee Soup Kitchen, the Irish Cancer Society and St Vincent de Paul were present to accept […]

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MEP Sean Kelly with teacher Will Nolan and students Oisin McGibney, Kim McTigue and Cian Mason at the launch of the STEAM Academy at Mercy Mounthawk on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sean Kelly Launches STEAM Academy At Mercy Mounthawk

January 17, 2020 at 2:28 pm 0 comments

IRELAND South MEP, Sean Kelly, paid a visit to Mercy Mounthawk on Friday for the opening of the STEAM Academy at the secondary school. Students in Mounthawk are embracing STEAM educational approach to learning the uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics have in everyday problem solving, student inquiry, […]

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Colaiste Gleann Li students at the Neat Streets conference in The Rose Hotel on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students Give Input On How To Make Tralee A Cleaner, Greener Town

January 15, 2020 at 4:33 pm 0 comments

STUDENTS from all Tralee’s secondary schools were represented at a Neat Streets schools conference ‘The Tralee Town Takeover’ at The Rose Hotel on Wednesday. An Taisce’s Neat Streets programme aims to inspire young people to take environmental action in their town. The Tralee event, which was supported by Kerry County […]

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Some of the cast of 'Hairspray', Padraig Harrington, Sorcha Ringland and Lorcan Ryan  at rehearsals in Mercy Mounthawk last week. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Students Rehearsing For Latest Production

January 11, 2020 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk students have been working hard over the past few months rehearsing for their latest stage production, with some even coming in the morning after their school debs. With a cast of about 140, taking in students from all years, they will bring the much-loved musical ‘Hairspray’ to the […]

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CBS Students Receive Award In BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition

CBS Students Receive Award In BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition

January 11, 2020 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee CBS students came third in a category at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition at the RDS in Dublin yesterday evening. Josh O’Sullivan and Swithin Pais project was ‘A statistical analysis into vaccine hesitancy in first year males’ and the boys were called on stage to accept their […]

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Billy Ryle: CAO Deadline Draws Near For Kerry’s Third Level College Applicants

Billy Ryle: CAO Deadline Draws Near For Kerry’s Third Level College Applicants

January 9, 2020 at 3:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor, Billy Ryle, looks at an important few weeks ahead for prospective third level students… With CAO applications season in full swing during January, it’s shaping up to be a very promising year for the 80,000 plus applicants seeking a third level college course. There should be more than […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students and Philip Lyons of Novas with some of the shoeboxes students collected for Arlington Lodge. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gaelcholáiste Students Help Out Arlington Lodge With Shoebox Appeal

December 23, 2019 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí showed their generosity just before Christmas with a shoebox collection for a homeless shelter. Elma O’Sullivan’s Transitiion Year class co-ordinated with the whole school to put together shoeboxes and fundraise for Arlington Lodge. “We felt it was a very worthy cause especially at Christmas time and […]

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Aileen Bulman who is retiring after 38 years teaching in Listellick NS, with Principal Annette Dineen. Photo by Dermot Crean

Aileen Says Farewell To Listellick NS After 38 Years Of Teaching

December 20, 2019 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

SEPTEMBER 1981. Adam And The Ants were flying high in the charts with ‘Prince Charming’, Kerry were to claim their fourth All-Ireland in a row and a young teacher walked into a classroom in Listellick school to begin her career. Some 38 years later, Aileen Bulman, will walk out of […]

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Collette Price of Tralee Soup Kitchen with Blennerville NS pupils and some of the 46 shoeboxes collected for people who use the Soup Kitchen. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kind-Hearted Blennerville Pupils Donate Christmas Shoeboxes To Soup Kitchen

December 20, 2019 at 8:41 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE you might expect the attentions of young pupils at Blennerville NS to be firmly focused on they are getting from Santa this Christmas, they also found time to help out those less fortunate. Collette Price of Tralee Soup Kitchen gave a talk to sixth class pupils recently about what […]

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CBS Students Take Interest In AIB’s Build A Bank Competition

CBS Students Take Interest In AIB’s Build A Bank Competition

December 20, 2019 at 8:37 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS at CBS The Green have entered the world of banking with the help of AIB Tralee. A team of students at the school has entered the AIB Build A Bank Challenge, which offers students in Transition Year & Fifth Year an opportunity to showcase their creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. […]

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Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn pupils present a cheque for €1,579 to Con O'Connor of Pieta House. Also pictured are teachers Deaglán Ó Cúill, Colm Ó hAiniféin, Principal Cáit Uí Chonchúir, Deputy Principal Liam Ó Conchubhair, Catríona Ui Churráin, Olive Ní Ghearáin and Damien Ó Ciosáin. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Pupils Present Cheque To Pieta House

December 19, 2019 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE pupils of Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn were out singing during Tuesday and all for a good cause. About 90 of the pupils had a spell carol singing in town and the public gave generously to add to funds raised last year to make €1,529, which was donated to Pieta House […]

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Moyderwell pupils who took part in the 'Jingle Bell Jog' on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Moyderwell Pupils Enjoy ‘Jingle Bell Jog’ In Town Park

December 18, 2019 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

THE Town Park was awash with noise and colour on Tuesday morning as more than 400 pupils from Moyderwell Mercy Primary school, their teachers  and some parents took part in the annual Christmas fun run. The initiative was started a few years ago as part of the Active School campaign […]

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Pupils at the St Brendan's NS Blennerville Christmas Concert at St John's Church on Monday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Festive Favourites Performed By Blennerville NS Pupils At Christmas Concert

December 17, 2019 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S the final week in school before the Christmas holidays and Monday ended on a musical note for the pupils of St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville. The first to sixth class pupils had been practising for a couple of weeks before they took to the altar of St John’s Church to […]

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€500 Win for Kiltallagh NS, Castlemaine in Tralee in Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools
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€500 Win for Kiltallagh NS, Castlemaine in Tralee in Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools
Lee Strand visited Kiltallagh NS in Castlemaine to present a cheque of €500 in the Cash 4 Schools Draw. Speaking at the presentation Paula Ní Bhriain, Principal stated “On behalf of Kiltallagh National School, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all who have so generously been gathering tokens on our behalf, both in the school and in the wider community.  Míle míle buíochas ó chroí to all in Lee Strand for our early but most welcome Christmas present! Here in Kiltallagh we have enjoyed taking part in the “Plan a school excursion to Lee Strand” in Ballymullen, Tralee and had the opportunity to explore the production plant and view all stages of the milk production process. We enjoy daily the Lee Strand school milk pack delivered to our school, offering pupils a nutritious drink full of vitamins, calcium and protein at an extremely reasonable price. The Cash 4 Schools draw prize of €500 from Lee Strand is just the icing on the cake and could not have come at a better time.  As play is such an important part of a child’s education, socialisation and growth, we are looking forward to investing the money won in some additional sports, playground and classroom games and equipment.  Some new scooters, footballs, skipping ropes and hula hoops are already on our wish list.”

To celebrate Lee Strand’s new Renewable pack three more €500 Cash 4 Schools Draws will take place. To enter collect TEN Lee Strand has gone Green tokens on the side of Lee Strand’s new 1 Litre Renewable cartons and post them along with your school name and address to Lee Strand in Ballymullen, Tralee. For further information please contact 066 7121084.


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For further information please contact: Teresa Higgins-Walker, Lee Strand 086 3943954
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€500 Win For Kiltallagh NS In Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools

December 17, 2019 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

LEE Strand visited Kiltallagh NS in Castlemaine to present a cheque of €500 in the Cash 4 Schools Draw. Speaking at the presentation Paula Ní Bhriain, Principal stated; “On behalf of Kiltallagh National School, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all who have so generously been gathering […]

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Pictured are Cian Griffin, Denis Brosnan, Swithin Pais and Ryan Guerin from CBS The Green, Tralee who emerged as winners in the Kerry regional heat of the Bank of Ireland Money Smarts Challenge held in the Killarney Convention Centre on Thursday 12th December. Pictured here with MC and quizmaster Lauren Guilfoyle, teacher Caroline Dillane and Kerry Footballer Shane Enright. Photo Don MacMonagle

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Two Tralee Schools In With Chance Of Winning €25,000

December 16, 2019 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

TEAMS from CBS The Green and Mercy Mounthawk in Tralee, emerged victorious from the Kerry final in the Bank of Ireland Money Smarts Challenge, held in the Killarney Convention Centre on Thursday, December 12. A total of 132 students from 15 schools across Kerry took part in the final, comprising […]

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Michaela Harrington of Causeway Comprehensive School,  (runner-up), Katie O'Connor (winner) of Castleisland Community College and Shannia O’Brien of Coláiste Gleann Lí (runner-up) at the presentation of awards for the Kerry ETB Christmas Card competition. Photo by Dermot Crean

Winners Of Kerry ETB Christmas Card Competition Announced

December 13, 2019 at 4:41 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual Kerry Education & Training Board Christmas Card Art Competition saw over 200 entries from their eight Post Primary Schools throughout Kerry. As always the standard was very high, but there can be only one overall winner with three runners up selected and they were invited to Kerry ETB Head […]

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Caherleaheen NS pupils at their Christmas Concert on Thursday night in St John's Church. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Families Gather In St John’s Church For Caherleaheen School Concert

December 13, 2019 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

ST John’s Church was bustling with activity just before 7.30pm last night, as children from Caherleaheen NS prepared for their annual Christmas concert. Hundreds of family members were in attendance to watch the little ones perform a nativity inspired segment, while other classes filled the church with the festive favourites […]

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Some of Mrs McCarthy's third class pupils who performed 'A Christmas Medley' at the Scoil Eoin Christmas Concert on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Music, Song And Dance At Scoil Eoin Christmas Concerts

December 12, 2019 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

THE excitement was palpable on Wednesday when we called to Scoil Eoin to catch the pupils preparing for the annual Christmas concert. Taking place over Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, it’s always a huge undertaking with hundreds of pupils taking part every year and teachers have been getting their charges ready over the […]

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First class pupils who took part in the Presentation Primary Christmas Concert on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Presentation Pupils Attempt To ‘Save Our Planet’ At Christmas Concert

December 12, 2019 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Primary School broke with tradition this year to deliver a Christmas show with a difference at the school hall on Wednesday. Entitled ‘Save Our Planet’, this was a musical play involving all children from Junior Infants to Second Class and it didn’t disappoint those attending. “As we are participating […]

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Jason Hellstrom receives the Gaisce Gold Award from President Michael D Higgins.

Former CBS The Green Pupil Receives Gaisce Award From President

December 10, 2019 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

A FORMER CBS The Green student met President Michael D Higgins in person at Dublin Castle last Wednesday to receive his Gold Gaisce award medal and certificate during a special ceremony. Jaison Hellstrom sat his Leaving Certificate last June but completed the highest level of the national award programme while […]

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Members of the CBS The Green Student Council in front of The Memory Tree at the school. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Spirit Of Generosity Shown By Students At CBS The Green

December 7, 2019 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

THE student council at CBS the Green have been working very hard to ensure the real spirit of Christmas is brought to life at their school with a schedule of festive activities taking place through December until they break up for the holidays. A magnificent Christmas tree kindly donated by Norman […]

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Swithin Pais and Joshua O'Sullivan of CBS The Green who have

CBS The Green Students Selected For National Webwise.ie Panel

December 6, 2019 at 4:36 pm Comments are Disabled

THREE CBS The Green Tralee Secondary School Students have been selected to represent their school and the young people of Ireland on this year’s webwise.ie Youth Panel for 2019-2020. Webwise.ie is an internet safety awareness initiative focused on the education of young people, teachers and parents on the safe use […]

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Monika Mikotajczuk and Katarzyna Sas with Jakub Mikotajczuk and Wansesa Sas who were doing the cooking at 'A Polish Christmas' on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Hosts ‘A Polish Christmas’ As Part Of Inter-Cultural Programme

December 6, 2019 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk Parents’ Council hosted a ‘A Polish Christmas’ in a home economics room at the school on Thursday night. Guests were treated to traditional Polish recipes from two parents Monika Mikotajczuk and Katarzyna Sas with the help of Monika’s son Jakub and Katarzyna’s  daughter Wanesa. Those present also learnt […]

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Presentation students launch 'Cookies For Chemo Day' with teacher Elaine Dennehy, Mary Fitzgerald of Comfort For Chemo Kerry, Deputy Principal Chrissie Kelly and Bríd O'Connor of Comfort For Chemo Kerry. Photo by Dermot Crean

Schools And Businesses Urged To Take Part In ‘Cookies For Chemo Day’

December 5, 2019 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL charity has launched a tasty fundraiser encouraging schools and businesses to get baking and in doing so they might win treats of their own. ‘Cookies for Chemo Day’ will be held on Friday, December 13 and Comfort For Chemo Kerry are seeking the help of the secondary schools […]

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Teacher Lisa Healy with Mercy Mounthawk students Ciara Samy, Darragh Hennessy and Judith Waugh highlighting meat-free Monday at the school. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Holds Meat-Free Monday To Highlight Climate Change Issue

December 3, 2019 at 3:45 pm Comments are Disabled

THE food counter in Mercy Mounthawk was a meat-free zone on Monday as part of a project to highlight climate change. A number of Transition Year students are doing a project to enter in the ECO UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards this year and decided to look at agriculture. “After energy, […]

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Blennerville NS Pays Tribute To Fred Garvey On Retirement From Chair Of School Board

December 3, 2019 at 1:34 pm Comments are Disabled

BLENNERVILLE NS paid a special tribute to a man who has given great service to the school over the years, at an event in the school last week. Fred Garvey is stepping down after serving as Chairman of the Board of Management for the past 16 years. A special Mass […]

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Minister Brendan Griffin launching the Ardfert NS Cookery Book with Marie O'Connell, Antonia Pierse , Principal Betty Stack, Peg Goggin and young budding chefs at the Ardfert Christmas Markets at Ardfert Community Centre on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Minister Launches Ardfert NS Cookery Book At Christmas Market

December 2, 2019 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

ARDFERT village kickstarted its 2019 Christmas Programme with its ‘Christmas Market’ in the Ardfert Community Centre on Sunday. There were stalls full of Christmas decorations and crafts, Christmas cakes and puddings, and hampers galore. Santa of course was busy in his Grotto meeting all the children as the Ardfert School Choir […]

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Klaudia Drzymala, Orla O'Brien, Bronagh Foley, Holly Arnopp and Ruth O'Connell dressing up in Great Gatsby garb on Friday during Love Literature week at Presentation Secondary School. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Dressing Up At Presentation For ‘Love Literature’ Week

November 30, 2019 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

A FESTIVAL of literacy and fun was held in Presentation Secondary Tralee this past week as students and staff enjoyed their annual Love Literature Week. A homage to all things literature-related, students were blown away by mesmerising and stimulating speakers and workshops. ‘The Fresh Film Festival’ with talented film-maker Mike Vanmealdon […]

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Nicole Heaphy, Laura Fitzgerald, Lisa Heaphy and Ciara Fitzgerald at the table quiz in the Ballymac Bar in aid of Coláiste Gleann Lí/Comfort For Chemo Kerry on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ballymac Bar Hosts Table Quiz For School And Local Charity

November 30, 2019 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

THEY had a lot to compete with, what with the Late Late Toy Show being on, but they held their own in The Ballymac Bar on Friday night for a fundraising table quiz. Coláiste Gleann Lí held their annual quiz at the Boherbee pub to raise funds for the school […]

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